Highest-paying business jobs in Kansas City

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Kansas City

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Kansas City, MO-KS 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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#25. Tax preparers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $41,970
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#24. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $46,070
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,810

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,200
- Employment: 52,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)
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#23. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $51,520
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#22. Credit counselors

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $55,410
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- Employment: 31,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($74,570)
--- Lincoln, NE ($69,990)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($66,410)
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#21. Fundraisers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $55,840
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#20. Training and development specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $60,820
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,660

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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#19. Logisticians

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $60,880
- #375 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,520

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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#18. Labor relations specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $64,300
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)
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#17. Human resources specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $66,940
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,880

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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#16. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $68,490
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,180

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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#15. Compliance officers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,180
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,750

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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#14. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $71,890
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,610

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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#13. Accountants and auditors

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $73,720
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 12,150

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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#12. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $74,250
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#11. Cost estimators

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $75,780
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,360

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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#10. Budget analysts

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $76,830
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)
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#9. Credit analysts

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $78,150
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#8. Financial and investment analysts

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $86,440
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,500

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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#7. Financial risk specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $87,010
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)
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#6. Project management specialists

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $88,980
- #168 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,000

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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#5. Insurance underwriters

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $89,110
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,430

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)
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#4. Loan officers

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $91,530
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,410

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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#3. Financial examiners

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $96,760
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#2. Management analysts

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $97,710
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,320

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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#1. Personal financial advisors

Kansas City, MO-KS
- Annual mean salary: $105,970
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,000

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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