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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Missouri Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Missouri, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Telephone operators$31,1309309.7
2Musical instrument repairers and tuners$31,2001806.0
3Bookbinders$37,4801505.8
4Correspondence clerks$25,8951,3305.7
5Continuous mining machine operators$39,9401005.0
6Museum technicians and conservators$31,3406404.8
7Foundry mold and coremakers$30,7204804.6
8Tree trimmers and pruners$31,8207004.4
9Automotive glass installers and repairers$33,1053704.1
10Library science teachers, postsecondary$64,7201004.0
11Embalmers$36,1002504.0
12Boilermakers$61,9806703.8
13Gas plant operators$46,9701003.7
14Health diagnosing and treating practitioners$103,9203,2503.7
15Air traffic controllers$108,2356403.6
16Psychiatric technicians$22,1232,8703.6
17Gaming managers$61,7351503.6
18Carpet installers$38,5601,6103.4
19Public address system and other announcers$30,2653503.3
20Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers$20,2503303.3
21Engine and other machine assemblers$34,1508503.3
22Earth drillers, except oil and gas$37,3252803.2
23Insulation workers, mechanical$50,3605103.1
24Cartographers and photogrammetrists$44,7405203.0
25Food scientists and technologists$54,3902502.9
26Mechanical door repairers$35,4201402.9
27Rail car repairers$28,5901902.8
28Respiratory therapy technicians$36,8458002.7
29Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers$25,5361,8702.7
30Elevator installers and repairers$62,7908902.7
31Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners$37,1303102.7
32Writers and authors$37,2532,0202.6
33Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers$32,1102202.5
34Legal support workers$38,5302,9602.4
35Actuaries$104,3156602.4
36Stonemasons$49,7203602.4
37Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders$35,3604002.4
38Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders$23,4903502.3
39Umpires, referees, and other sports officials$27,9902202.3
40Choreographers$45,4003502.3
41Athletes and sports competitors$148,9402902.2
42Funeral directors$49,6954802.2
43Millwrights$50,0401,3802.2
44Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary$65,4401102.2
45Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers$20,8309802.2
46Conservation scientists$49,8383102.2
47Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators$53,9851102.1
48Pediatricians, general$132,5157302.1
49Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products$56,1453002.1
50Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators$31,5101602.1
51Postmasters and mail superintendents$52,9054402.1
52Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers$37,7304302.1
53Vocational education teachers, middle school$43,8503002.0
54Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary$54,3065102.0
55Aircraft cargo handling supervisors$37,2401602.0
56Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary$58,0001502.0
57Vocational education teachers, secondary school$42,5112,5102.0
58Optometrists$88,1436301.9
59Desktop publishers$34,0279301.9
60Highway maintenance workers$27,9743,4301.9
61Animal control workers$29,6152701.9
62Motorboat mechanics$32,0153001.9
63Motion picture projectionists$16,4402501.9
64Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary$49,4762901.8
65Athletic trainers$35,8553101.8
66Obstetricians and gynecologists$174,5354401.8
67Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary$63,9159701.8
68Education teachers, postsecondary$49,6861,1001.8
69Special education teachers, secondary school$39,2303,5301.8
70Farm equipment mechanics$28,2364201.8
71Telemarketers$22,51313,3401.7
72Computer science teachers, postsecondary$56,8359901.7
73Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$40,8271,6101.7
74Home appliance repairers$37,3701,0101.7
75Tax preparers$32,7351,4301.7
76Law teachers, postsecondary$98,4201901.7
77Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$26,9055301.7
78Eligibility interviewers, government programs$27,5101,5901.7
79Structural iron and steel workers$39,7071,9301.7
80Occupational therapist assistants$35,8906401.7
81Zoologists and wildlife biologists$48,1302401.7
82Motor vehicle operators$19,9962,1201.7
83Pourers and casters, metal$38,9602101.6
84First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$63,4551,0201.6
85Psychology teachers, postsecondary$59,2037101.6
86Food batchmakers$25,8702,3501.6
87Engineering teachers, postsecondary$71,1253501.6
88Healthcare practitioners and technical workers$33,8201,3101.6
89Electrical power-line installers and repairers$48,7642,0601.6
90Dental laboratory technicians$32,1101,1801.6
91Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school$36,8445,6701.6
92Job printers$36,0701,2101.6
93Real estate brokers$75,7908301.6
94Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$45,8584,8201.6
95Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants$18,2235101.6
96Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary$53,8839701.6
97Gaming dealers$17,3202,1601.6
98Communications teachers, postsecondary$58,9054401.5
99Glaziers$49,2201,1501.5
100Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators$34,7551801.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Missouri

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Missouri are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons98,250$23,4821.0
2Cashiers76,100$16,3201.0
3Office clerks, general73,950$22,6551.1
4Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food57,320$14,8421.2
5Waiters and waitresses55,480$14,7171.1
6Registered nurses49,230$51,3451.0
7Customer service representatives47,310$27,1541.0
8Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand44,070$21,8900.9
9Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners42,540$19,4210.9
10Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer41,710$35,2321.3
11Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks37,270$27,6981.0
12Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants34,870$19,8381.3
13Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products34,830$50,4771.1
14Team assemblers34,750$26,8171.5
15Stock clerks and order fillers31,850$20,9850.9
16Executive secretaries and administrative assistants29,360$34,4080.9
17General and operations managers28,430$86,1110.8
18Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive28,390$25,7370.8
19Maintenance and repair workers, general27,900$31,2321.0
20Elementary school teachers, except special education25,920$35,5610.9
21Carpenters25,870$35,4811.3
22Accountants and auditors25,840$49,5381.1
23First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers24,340$41,7220.8
24Receptionists and information clerks21,780$21,4810.9
25Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education20,180$38,5671.1
26Security guards19,730$22,3680.8
27Truck drivers, light or delivery services18,900$26,1940.9
28Cooks, restaurant18,190$18,3741.1
29First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers18,130$38,2780.8
30Construction laborers17,930$32,4640.9
31Industrial truck and tractor operators17,360$26,8111.4
32Teacher assistants16,940$16,8680.7
33Maids and housekeeping cleaners16,890$16,8620.9
34Business operations specialists16,340$46,5800.8
35Packers and packagers, hand16,130$19,1250.9
36Landscaping and groundskeeping workers15,670$22,9670.8
37Automotive service technicians and mechanics15,630$31,5801.1
38Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks15,010$24,9430.9
39Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses14,930$30,4831.0
40First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers14,730$29,2910.9
41Bill and account collectors14,250$24,6621.5
42Computer software engineers, applications13,980$61,8561.3
43Food preparation workers13,710$16,3880.7
44Electricians13,390$45,9961.0
45Telemarketers13,340$22,5131.7
46Police and sheriff's patrol officers13,230$35,1001.2
47Teachers and instructors13,060$23,8821.5
48Child care workers12,790$16,5851.1
49Driver/sales workers12,720$23,3711.5
50Tellers12,670$20,4531.1
51Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education12,000$36,2401.1
52First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers11,480$47,9980.8
53Computer systems analysts11,200$58,4261.0
54Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters11,120$48,8001.2
55Bus drivers, school11,020$21,2511.3
56Computer programmers10,970$54,5681.2
57Cooks, fast food10,950$15,7350.9
58Cooks, institution and cafeteria10,940$18,2411.5
59Billing and posting clerks and machine operators10,890$26,2641.0
60Personal and home care aides10,880$17,5101.0
61Bartenders10,660$16,4641.1
62Lawyers10,280$86,6000.8
63Dishwashers10,050$14,7650.9
64Sales representatives, services9,950$45,4041.1
65Computer support specialists9,760$37,3720.9
66Counter and rental clerks9,720$21,9901.0
67Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop9,490$15,0810.9
68Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders9,020$26,3051.2
69Helpers--production workers8,870$20,8740.9
70Insurance sales agents8,830$65,3641.4
71Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers8,770$33,2520.9
72Chief executives8,740$124,2671.3
73Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products8,630$63,2821.1
74Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists8,460$21,3661.1
75Home health aides8,420$17,9250.6
76Loan officers8,400$52,3921.2
77Data entry keyers8,290$22,2751.3
78Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators8,280$38,7151.2
79Network and computer systems administrators8,260$53,4001.3
80Management analysts7,940$61,0700.8
81First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers7,900$51,6140.8
82Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers7,850$14,5420.9
83Pharmacy technicians7,830$22,6311.4
84Cleaners of vehicles and equipment7,750$19,3511.1
85Postal service mail carriers7,610$43,5411.1
86Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop7,460$15,0981.0
87Order clerks7,410$25,2351.4
88First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers7,190$53,8270.6
89Computer software engineers, systems software7,080$67,1761.1
90Medical assistants6,860$22,8130.8
91Financial managers6,680$87,4280.6
92Medical secretaries6,660$27,2061.0
93Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers6,640$31,3781.0
94Painters, construction and maintenance6,570$33,6211.2
95Machinists6,320$34,0170.9
96Preschool teachers, except special education6,210$21,4620.9
97Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators6,110$42,6951.2
98Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists5,890$32,7971.2
99All other information and record clerks5,760$30,7210.9
100Computer and information systems managers5,710$81,0910.9

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