Highest-paying business jobs in Columbia, Missouri

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Columbia, Missouri

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Columbia, MO metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#16. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $28,300
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#15. Training and development specialists

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $43,820
- #507 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#14. Fundraisers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,440
- #244 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#13. Human resources specialists

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $55,930
- #426 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)
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#12. Compliance officers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $56,510
- #447 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)

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#11. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $56,710
- #380 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)
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#10. Logisticians

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $58,950
- #390 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#9. Accountants and auditors

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $64,450
- #470 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#8. Financial examiners

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $65,400
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#7. Cost estimators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $65,490
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)

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#6. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $68,220
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#5. Project management specialists

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $76,650
- #419 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#4. Personal financial advisors

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $77,980
- #402 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#3. Management analysts

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $82,050
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#2. Financial and investment analysts

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $86,830
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)

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#1. Loan officers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $95,700
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,140

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)

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