Regional Profiles

St. Louis Region

About the Region

The Saint Louis Region is comprised of 4 counties and the city of Saint Louis. The St. Louis Region is home to 39% of the State's workforce.

Some of the top private employers for this region are Washington University, Boeing, Barnes Jewish Hospital General Motors and St. Louis University. Headquarters operations such as Anheuser-Busch, Monsanto, Express Scripts, and Enterprise, manufacturers General Motors, Boeing and Nestle Purina, and financial services providers Edward Jones and Wells Fargo rank among the top employers in their respective industry sectors. Average annual wages were $57,506.

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Top Grade Careers

SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food B+ 5,978 $20,452
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses B 4,106 $21,335
39-9021 Personal Care Aides A 3,914 $22,461
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives B 3,244 $36,990
37-2011 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners B+ 2,737 $25,501
53-7062 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand B 2,556 $32,638
43-9061 Office Clerks, General B 1,866 $33,703
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers B 1,687 $28,551
39-9011 Childcare workers B 1,357 $24,239
37-2012 Maids and housekeeping cleaners B 1,250 $23,519
47-2061 Construction laborers A 1,184 $51,663
35-2021 Food preparation workers B 1,150 $22,201
33-9032 Security Guards B+ 1,140 $38,419
37-3011 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers B+ 1,137 $30,163
35-3011 Bartenders B 982 $26,889
31-1011 Home health aides A 968 $22,525
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop B 725 $19,984
53-3033 Light truck or delivery services drivers B+ 643 $39,766
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria B 562 $27,462
51-9198 Helpers--production workers B+ 502 $30,650
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment B 473 $23,097
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant B 427 $21,445
39-2021 Nonfarm animal caretakers B 426 $24,543
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters B 375 $34,012
43-4111 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan B 354 $33,042
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other B 219 $38,200
37-3013 Tree trimmers and pruners B 136 $43,308
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents B 102 $45,392
43-3099 Financial Clerks, All Other B 56 $39,290
43-5021 Couriers and messengers B 54 $29,014
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters B 47 $49,105
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters B 35 $62,595
47-2151 Pipelayers B 22 $59,951
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers B+ 13 $0
SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
31-1014 Nursing assistants B+ 2,136 $26,964
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant B 1,716 $24,582
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks B 1,348 $41,176
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers B+ 1,333 $32,378
41-3099 Sales representatives, services, all other A 1,294 $53,649
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers B 1,186 $44,529
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General B+ 1,095 $42,924
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers B+ 1,065 $50,321
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers B+ 1,024 $60,471
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products A 1,023 $71,694
43-6013 Medical secretaries A 930 $34,656
47-2031 Carpenters A 904 $61,380
25-9041 Teacher assistants B 618 $29,722
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics B 580 $45,624
31-9092 Medical assistants B+ 559 $33,696
41-3021 Insurance sales agents A 548 $59,339
15-1151 Computer user support specialists B+ 546 $48,645
47-2111 Electricians B+ 535 $67,901
43-3021 Billing and posting clerks B 524 $37,323
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists B 520 $32,123
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks B+ 502 $45,696
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses B+ 454 $45,291
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters A 411 $74,217
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers B 374 $63,103
33-3051 Police and sheriff's patrol officers B 349 $55,865
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians B 342 $33,409
47-1011 First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers A 333 $79,902
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants B 328 $28,551
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education B 325 $28,386
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance B 322 $54,656
31-9091 Dental Assistants B 294 $35,983
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers B 293 $41,328
11-9051 Food service managers B 277 $53,153
49-1011 First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers B 277 $65,786
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers B 271 $77,080
47-2073 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators B 266 $57,661
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks B 261 $41,812
37-1011 First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers B 243 $41,868
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants B 226 $54,460
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers B+ 223 $71,373
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers B+ 218 $60,826
43-5061 Production, planning, and expediting clerks B 215 $53,873
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers B 210 $54,150
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers B 207 $55,587
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks B 206 $45,991
33-2011 Firefighters B 203 $59,948
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians B 157 $43,796
19-4099 Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other B 147 $46,043
31-9011 Massage Therapists B 139 $38,197
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers B 120 $47,777
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists B 117 $55,022
21-1094 Community Health Workers B 113 $39,700
31-2021 Physical therapist assistants B+ 107 $51,080
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other B 103 $49,738
47-2021 Brickmasons and blockmasons B 102 $64,894
47-2181 Roofers B 99 $56,931
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors B 99 $53,207
49-9041 Industrial machinery mechanics B 97 $58,110
49-3042 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines B 93 $50,788
15-1134 Web Developers B+ 90 $62,538
49-9051 Electrical power-line installers and repairers B+ 88 $65,005
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists B+ 86 $57,963
29-2021 Dental hygienists B 80 $68,780
31-9097 Phlebotomists B 78 $33,663
47-2221 Structural iron and steel workers B 78 $54,119
29-2055 Surgical Technologists B 72 $43,206
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers B+ 70 $0
11-3071 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers B+ 68 $104,392
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers B 67 $53,827
29-2056 Veterinary technologists and technicians B 63 $37,401
19-4031 Chemical Technicians B 60 $51,177
27-4011 Audio and video equipment technicians B 59 $42,945
47-2121 Glaziers B 57 $59,073
31-2011 Occupational therapy assistants B+ 55 $54,090
29-2032 Diagnostic medical sonographers B+ 43 $73,280
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives B 35 $83,254
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles B 35 $49,164
47-4021 Elevator installers and repairers B 35 $75,290
29-2031 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians B 30 $54,659
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers B 30 $84,815
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners B 28 $46,856
49-9044 Millwrights B 27 $62,415
29-9099 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other B 24 $63,958
47-2071 Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators B 24 $61,259
29-2033 Nuclear medicine technologists B 15 $74,018
29-2035 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists B 15 $60,766
51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic B 15 $59,966
29-1124 Radiation Therapists B+ 14 $80,774
49-2091 Avionics Technicians B 3 $59,860
SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
29-1141 Registered Nurses A+ 2,408 $66,267
11-1021 General and Operations Managers A+ 1,522 $125,456
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors A+ 1,140 $77,953
25-2021 Elementary school teachers, except special education B+ 705 $56,522
13-1199 Business operations specialists, all other A 698 $75,280
13-1161 Market research analysts and marketing specialists A+ 678 $72,423
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications A+ 578 $101,903
13-1071 Human resources specialists A 471 $69,708
15-1121 Computer systems analysts A 467 $93,061
25-2031 Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education B+ 448 $62,964
11-3031 Financial managers A+ 413 $147,744
11-9199 Managers, All Other A 408 $118,690
13-1111 Management analysts A 387 $78,240
25-3098 Substitute Teachers B 375 $26,652
13-2052 Personal financial advisors A+ 369 $88,226
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers B+ 361 $40,212
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents A 354 $88,596
25-2022 Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education B 344 $58,187
13-1151 Training and development specialists B+ 303 $65,451
13-1051 Cost estimators B+ 278 $69,159
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products B+ 277 $86,076
13-2072 Loan Officers B+ 272 $84,955
11-2022 Sales Managers A 271 $149,050
23-1011 Lawyers A 268 $133,989
27-3031 Public relations specialists B+ 263 $63,730
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators B+ 257 $90,321
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers A 256 $142,678
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors B 251 $52,610
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers A+ 250 $115,930
21-1022 Healthcare social workers B+ 244 $49,067
27-1024 Graphic designers B 228 $53,546
13-2051 Financial Analysts A 226 $100,229
11-3011 Administrative services managers A 208 $96,682
11-1011 Chief Executives B 192 $209,491
17-2112 Industrial engineers A 192 $94,140
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software A 189 $106,144
13-1041 Compliance Officers B+ 188 $68,709
11-9021 Construction managers A 181 $100,701
15-1122 Information security analysts A+ 177 $96,531
21-1015 Rehabilitation counselors B 177 $37,404
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other B+ 173 $83,192
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts B 158 $32,244
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners A 153 $96,100
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other B+ 150 $87,372
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists B 150 $59,231
13-1081 Logisticians B 147 $81,007
17-2051 Civil engineers B+ 146 $96,451
11-9032 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school B+ 139 $101,512
11-2021 Marketing managers A 134 $141,843
29-1051 Pharmacists B+ 134 $119,365
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners B 133 $53,495
17-2071 Electrical Engineers B 119 $100,779
13-1131 Fundraisers B 116 $54,498
17-2141 Mechanical engineers B+ 116 $90,680
29-1123 Physical therapists A 112 $82,241
11-9151 Social and community service managers B+ 100 $62,169
15-1143 Computer Network Architects B 100 $101,777
11-3051 Industrial production managers B 97 $109,761
15-1141 Database Administrators A 96 $95,750
21-1091 Health educators B 96 $43,672
13-2061 Financial examiners B+ 95 $73,139
19-2031 Chemists B+ 94 $74,720
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners A 93 $129,592
29-1127 Speech-language pathologists A 92 $78,844
29-1122 Occupational Therapists A 89 $74,386
27-3043 Writers and Authors B 85 $61,725
27-1011 Art Directors B+ 84 $114,183
25-4021 Librarians B 82 $62,310
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers B+ 79 $153,192
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate B+ 79 $62,322
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other B 79 $39,090
29-1069 Physicians and surgeons, all other A 78 $218,368
11-3121 Human Resources Managers A 76 $137,836
25-9031 Instructional coordinators B 71 $61,273
27-2012 Producers and directors B+ 70 $69,738
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary A 69 $103,806
17-1011 Architects, except landscape and naval B 69 $83,729
19-3031 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists B+ 67 $61,705
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists B 65 $69,384
13-2041 Credit Analysts B 64 $81,512
17-2072 Electronics engineers, except computer B 61 $102,599
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers A 55 $127,611
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School B 55 $50,799
11-3061 Purchasing Managers B+ 53 $152,589
27-3042 Technical writers B 53 $67,761
15-2041 Statisticians A 50 $80,190
15-2031 Operations research analysts A 49 $86,763
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 49 $85,289
17-2199 Engineers, All Other B 46 $79,000
41-9031 Sales Engineers B 44 $96,871
13-2071 Credit Counselors B 43 $59,079
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary A 43 $85,601
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 43 $71,298
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary B 42 $63,379
29-1071 Physician Assistants A 42 $81,132
29-1021 Dentists, general A 41 $174,966
11-9121 Natural sciences managers A 40 $130,853
25-1042 Biological science teachers, postsecondary A 37 $107,510
29-1031 Dietitians and nutritionists B 37 $53,809
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists B 36 $68,853
21-2011 Clergy B 33 $54,586
29-1131 Veterinarians A 32 $103,566
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health B 27 $55,311
25-1123 English language and literature teachers, postsecondary B 27 $64,624
29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists A 26 $163,879
17-2041 Chemical Engineers A 25 $110,592
13-2031 Budget analysts B 23 $71,522
17-1022 Surveyors B 23 $61,587
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary B 21 $53,203
17-2081 Environmental engineers B 20 $84,299
11-3131 Training and Development Managers B+ 19 $118,588
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 18 $77,169
17-2111 Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors B+ 17 $91,847
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary B 16 $79,291
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers B+ 15 $136,639
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other B+ 15 $82,285
25-1022 Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary B 14 $75,127
29-1041 Optometrists B+ 12 $97,802
19-1022 Microbiologists B 11 $68,750
11-3111 Compensation and benefits managers B 10 $139,336
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other B 10 $88,315
29-9091 Athletic Trainers B 10 $45,106
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians B 9 $47,768
25-1122 Communications teachers, postsecondary B 9 $66,188
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary B 9 $58,889
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary B 9 $72,755
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists B 8 $67,976
25-4012 Curators B 8 $65,325
27-1022 Fashion designers B 8 $87,190
17-2061 Computer hardware engineers B+ 7 $93,132
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners B 7 $64,605
23-1023 Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates B 7 $123,229
25-1052 Chemistry teachers, postsecondary B+ 7 $83,735
29-1128 Exercise Physiologists B 7 $58,769
29-1181 Audiologists B+ 7 $68,792
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists B+ 6 $93,102
19-2032 Materials scientists B 6 $101,263
27-3021 Broadcast news analysts B+ 6 $102,545
19-3011 Economists B+ 5 $169,880
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 5 $88,002
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary B 5 $0
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other B 5 $69,219
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors B 4 $74,070
19-1041 Epidemiologists B 4 $68,480
25-1054 Physics teachers, postsecondary B+ 4 $81,774
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 4 $99,181
25-9011 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists B 4 $80,716
29-1161 Nurse Midwives B 4 $70,414
29-1066 Psychiatrists B+ 3 $223,067
29-2091 Orthotists and prosthetists B 3 $57,816
17-2031 Biomedical engineers B 2 $78,504