Highest-paying jobs in Springfield

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Springfield

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Springfield, MO, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Springfield, the annual mean wage is $45,550 or 21.8% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $305,110. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Veterinarians

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $80,820
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,920
- Employment: 77,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,670)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($140,390)
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#49. Information security analysts

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $81,060
- #193 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,270
- Employment: 157,220
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,820)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,250)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($135,080)
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#48. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $81,170
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#47. Computer systems analysts

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $81,220
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,210
- Employment: 505,150
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
--- Huntsville, AL ($118,690)
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#46. Industrial engineers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $81,580
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)

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#45. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $81,720
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 426,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($154,880)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,290)
--- Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($121,180)
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#44. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $82,320
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,730
- Employment: 13,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($161,540)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($152,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($132,020)
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#43. Loan officers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $82,620
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#42. Electrical engineers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $83,300
- #298 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- Employment: 186,020
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)
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#41. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $83,440
- #287 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)

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#40. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $84,170
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,610
- Employment: 37,600
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($152,280)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($145,360)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($144,170)
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#39. Facilities managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $85,280
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,970
- Employment: 101,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($146,040)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,440)
--- Ithaca, NY ($136,210)
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#38. Database administrators

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $85,750
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,550
- Employment: 85,870
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($123,540)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,430)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($120,280)
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#37. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $86,470
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,750
- Employment: 266,160
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,760)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($141,470)
--- Iowa City, IA ($138,870)
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#36. Construction managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $86,750
- #311 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,210
- Employment: 284,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($160,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,050)
--- Napa, CA ($145,430)

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#35. Software developers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $86,930
- #328 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#34. General and operations managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $87,040
- #333 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,280

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,250
- Employment: 2,984,920
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
--- Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)
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#33. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $88,840
- #231 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,650
- Employment: 274,710
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($143,450)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($142,330)
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#32. Education administrators, postsecondary

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $93,950
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $111,260
- Employment: 155,990
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Corvallis, OR ($178,570)
--- Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC ($165,940)
--- Syracuse, NY ($164,660)
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#31. Financial examiners

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $94,080
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#30. Computer network architects

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $94,310
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#29. Business teachers, postsecondary

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $94,500
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,720
- Employment: 79,640
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($175,640)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($175,080)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($154,600)
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#28. Administrative services managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $95,240
- #224 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,030
- Employment: 224,620
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($142,650)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,950)
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#27. Industrial production managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $97,290
- #325 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)
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#26. Database architects

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $98,060
- #97 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 50,440
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)

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#25. Personal financial advisors

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $98,160
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#24. Nurse practitioners

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $99,820
- #356 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,040
- Employment: 234,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($197,870)
--- Napa, CA ($184,700)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($180,380)
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#23. Electronics engineers, except computer

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $101,290
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,490
- Employment: 107,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($152,060)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($138,480)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($136,310)
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#22. Marketing managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $101,850
- #285 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#21. Physician assistants

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $104,670
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)

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#20. Human resources managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $105,200
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)
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#19. Public relations managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $105,500
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)
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#18. Medical and health services managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $106,790
- #231 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#17. Commercial pilots

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $112,160
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#16. Optometrists

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $112,670
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)

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#15. Lawyers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $112,710
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 670

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)
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#14. Computer and information systems managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $117,640
- #304 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)
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#13. Pharmacists

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $120,820
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)
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#12. Sales managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $122,160
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)
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#11. Financial managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $122,740
- #255 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)

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#10. Architectural and engineering managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $126,060
- #270 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#9. Purchasing managers

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $137,690
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#8. Dentists, general

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $146,030
- #267 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)
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#7. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $159,260
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,520
- Employment: 27,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($225,610)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($208,310)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($200,980)
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#6. Chief executives

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $181,050
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)

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#5. Radiologists

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $249,320
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $301,720
- Employment: 29,530
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($370,570)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($358,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($358,450)
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#4. Family medicine physicians

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $252,720
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)
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#3. Physicians, pathologists

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $277,040
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $267,180
- Employment: 11,010
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lexington-Fayette, KY ($351,450)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($344,900)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($341,360)
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#2. Anesthesiologists

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $296,960
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)
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#1. Psychiatrists

Springfield, MO
- Annual mean salary: $305,110
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)

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