Highest paying jobs in Columbia, Missouri for high school graduates

Written by:
July 20, 2022
sculpies // Shutterstock

Highest paying jobs in Columbia, Missouri for high school graduates

The average college graduate in 2020 earned $1,305 a week, while the average high school graduate takes home just $781, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of course, college isn’t for everyone. There are many reasons high-school graduates may choose to not continue on to college, not the least of which being cost. Average tuition costs continue to rise each year, the exception being the 2020-2021 school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Average tuition at a public, in-state university coming in at $9,687; tuition for out-of-state students at public schools, and for everyone at private universities, is significantly higher at $21,874 and $35,087, respectively.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs for high school graduates in Columbia, MO using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to see which jobs in your city pay the most for high school graduates.

You may also like: How gas prices have changed in Columbia, Missouri in the last week

1 / 50
fizkes // Shutterstock

#49 (tie). New accounts clerks

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $40,850
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,870
- Employment: 45,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($54,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($54,190)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($53,440)
2 / 50
New Africa // Shutterstock

#49 (tie). First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $40,850
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,500
- Employment: 141,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($60,770)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,250)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($59,160)
3 / 50
Ramon Espelt Photography // Shutterstock

#48. Home appliance repairers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $40,920
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $43,810
- Employment: 27,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($61,210)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($58,670)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($57,420)
4 / 50
Pixabay

#47. Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $41,060
- #456 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,690
- Employment: 397,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($72,500)
--- Anchorage, AK ($71,840)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($71,250)
5 / 50
Dragon Images // Shutterstock

#46. Procurement clerks

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $41,860
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,400
- Employment: 61,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area ($58,310)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,800)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($56,330)

You may also like: How Columbia, Missouri feels about climate change

6 / 50
Pressmaster // Shutterstock

#45. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $42,270
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,950
- Employment: 54,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,460)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($73,070)
7 / 50
rawpixel.com // Shutterstock

#44. Real estate brokers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $42,590
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,630
- Employment: 44,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
8 / 50
Dmitry Kalinovsky // Shutterstock

#43. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $43,310
- #240 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $44,580
- Employment: 549,200
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($88,150)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($80,420)
--- Odessa, TX ($70,950)
9 / 50
SarahAnderson // Wikimedia Commons

#42. Medical appliance technicians

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $43,410
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,630
- Employment: 13,710
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Flagstaff, AZ ($59,800)
--- San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX ($58,690)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,910)
10 / 50
Efired // Shutterstock

#41. Bill and account collectors

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,020
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,630
- Employment: 222,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($58,700)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($58,610)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,940)

You may also like: Highest paying jobs in Columbia that require a graduate degree

11 / 50
U.S. Air Force photo // Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin

#40. Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,110
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,140
- Employment: 137,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, MI ($60,190)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($58,940)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($58,790)
12 / 50
Rob Kim // Getty Images

#39. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,200
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,300
- Employment: 1,063,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($57,830)
--- Boulder, CO ($56,520)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($55,930)
13 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#38. Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,350
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $45,070
- Employment: 240,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($60,830)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,120)
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($58,380)
14 / 50
nullplus // Shutterstock

#37. Light truck drivers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $45,270
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,050
- Employment: 929,470
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($51,860)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($51,560)
--- Waterbury, CT ($50,100)
15 / 50
Zivica Kerkez // Shutterstock

#35 (tie). Loan interviewers and clerks

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $46,500
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,780
- Employment: 204,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($59,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,140)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($56,710)

You may also like: Zip codes with the most expensive homes in Columbia, Missouri metro area

16 / 50
Andrey_Popov // Shutterstock

#35 (tie). Payroll and timekeeping clerks

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $46,500
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $48,290
- Employment: 133,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($66,600)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($66,240)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($60,930)
17 / 50
Kot500 // Shutterstock

#34. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $48,120
- #308 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,090
- Employment: 253,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,900)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($73,400)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($70,480)
18 / 50
Canva

#33. Automotive body and related repairers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $48,550
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,430
- Employment: 137,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
19 / 50
Avatar_023 // Shutterstock

#32. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $48,810
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,890
- Employment: 119,380
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,370)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($87,990)
20 / 50
London Metropolitan Archives/Heritage Images // Getty Images

#31. Machinists

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,020
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- Employment: 360,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($76,230)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($71,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($69,300)

You may also like: Highest-earning zip codes in Columbia, Missouri metro area

21 / 50
Indypendenz // Shutterstock

#30. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,900
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,440
- Employment: 105,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Huntsville, AL ($55,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($55,260)
--- Wausau, WI ($55,060)
22 / 50
Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

#29. Carpenters

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,940
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,200
- Employment: 699,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($81,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,280)
23 / 50
Loveischiangrai // Shutterstock

#28. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $50,280
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,040
- Employment: 103,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($76,040)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($74,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($73,360)
24 / 50
Hulton Archive // Getty Images

#27. Electricians

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $50,500
- #386 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,550
- Employment: 656,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)
25 / 50
Prath // Shutterstock

#26. Detectives and criminal investigators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $51,440
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,300
- Employment: 105,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)

You may also like: Metros where people in Columbia, Missouri are getting new jobs

26 / 50
Leszek Glasner // Shutterstock

#25. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $51,840
- #344 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,210
- Employment: 219,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area ($105,220)
27 / 50
Syda Productions // Shutterstock

#24. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,300
- #410 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,230
- Employment: 503,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)
28 / 50
Erin Deleon // Shutterstock

#23. Postal service mail carriers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,390
- #434 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,180
- Employment: 333,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($57,160)
--- Bismarck, ND ($57,090)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($56,820)
29 / 50
Tim Goode/PA Images // Getty Images

#22. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,660
- #458 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,490
- Employment: 977,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
30 / 50
Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#21. Advertising sales agents

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,710
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,040
- Employment: 110,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,840)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($83,050)

You may also like: Where people in Columbia, Missouri are moving to most

31 / 50
welcomia // Shutterstock

#20. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,740
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,000
- Employment: 147,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
32 / 50
DenisProduction.com // Shutterstock

#19. Chefs and head cooks

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $52,890
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- Employment: 101,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area ($79,820)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
33 / 50
GaudiLab // Shutterstock

#18. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $56,390
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,010
- Employment: 1,427,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)
34 / 50
Canva

#17. Construction and building inspectors

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $56,930
- #264 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,470
- Employment: 113,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
35 / 50
Andrey_Popov // Shutterstock

#16. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $56,940
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- Employment: 417,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,500)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($89,190)

You may also like: Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Columbia, Missouri metro area

36 / 50
Vera Larina // Shutterstock

#15. Sheet metal workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $56,960
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,320
- Employment: 128,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
37 / 50
michaeljung // Shutterstock

#14. Power plant operators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $60,260
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,890
- Employment: 32,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
38 / 50
Oleg Golovnev // Shutterstock

#13. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $60,860
- #404 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,800
- Employment: 599,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($96,900)
39 / 50
4 PM production // Shutterstock

#12. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $62,000
- #481 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
40 / 50
SritanaN // Shutterstock

#11. Industrial machinery mechanics

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $62,180
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,350
- Employment: 385,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)

You may also like: Metros sending the most people to Columbia, Missouri

41 / 50
Stock Rocket // Shutterstock

#10. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $62,710
- #382 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,500
- Employment: 1,278,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
42 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#9. Insurance sales agents

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $63,260
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- Employment: 409,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
43 / 50
Canva

#8. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $63,330
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,280
- Employment: 402,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,910)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($91,860)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,120)
44 / 50
Paolo Bona // Shutterstock

#7. Food service managers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $64,690
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,000
- Employment: 197,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
45 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#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: $70,650
- Employment: 287,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area ($92,500)

You may also like: Highest-paying jobs in Columbia, Missouri that don't require a college degree

46 / 50
sculpies // Shutterstock

#5. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $69,660
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
47 / 50
Canva

#4. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $71,180
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
48 / 50
Luisa Leal Photography // Shutterstock

#3. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $73,820
- #231 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,410
- Employment: 114,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($109,740)
49 / 50
g-stockstudio // Shutterstock

#2. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $76,460
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,120
- Employment: 240,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
50 / 50
Kelly Ogden // Wikimedia Commons

#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Columbia, MO
- Annual mean salary: $92,220
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,100
- Employment: 132,210
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)

You may also like: Cities with the most expensive homes in Columbia, Missouri metro area

Trending Now