These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Chattanooga, TN For 2018

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by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Chattanooga area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Pediatricians, General are the highest paid people in Chattanooga.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Chattanooga:

  1. Pediatricians, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Surgeons
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Lawyers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Chattanooga. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Chattanooga and Tennessee job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Chattanooga For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 410 job classifications in Chattanooga in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Chattanooga

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Pediatricians, General $262,640 $163,450 40
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $240,570 $113,250 460
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $231,130 $92,880 120
4 Surgeons $228,830 $117,860 140
5 Dentists, General $192,650 $90,780 80
6 Chief Executives $176,800 $70,030 450
7 Nurse Anesthetists $137,790 $125,240 160
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $125,830 $78,270 280
9 Pharmacists $122,490 $105,080 470
10 Lawyers $115,290 $37,690 720
11 Veterinarians $114,460 $32,540 120
12 Financial Managers $111,040 $46,270 970
13 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $109,090 $69,290 120
14 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $105,950 $65,760 60
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $104,740 $54,680 350
16 Nurse Practitioners $104,410 $81,620 430
17 Computer Hardware Engineers $100,390 $54,810 90
18 Chemical Engineers $99,610 $68,060 50
19 General and Operations Managers $98,900 $32,020 3,940
20 Electrical Engineers $98,000 $65,720 350
21 Sales Managers $95,160 $43,870 750
22 Medical and Health Services Managers $94,570 $51,080 660
23 Civil Engineers $94,380 $58,190 480
24 Optometrists $94,120 $35,300 60
25 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $93,970 $33,710 40
26 Construction Managers $92,120 $52,200 400
27 Engineers, All Other $91,430 $45,390 250
28 Managers, All Other $90,500 $42,550 510
29 Advertising and Promotions Managers $90,300 $27,930 40
30 Information Security Analysts $89,710 $41,660 210
31 Marketing Managers $89,570 $40,450 230
32 Training and Development Managers $89,180 $26,680 80
33 Physician Assistants $88,450 $61,260 180
34 Financial Analysts $87,850 $51,030 290
35 Mechanical Engineers $87,800 $54,120 420
36 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $86,470 $35,140 370
37 Industrial Production Managers $86,470 $50,930 460
38 Personal Financial Advisors $84,520 $30,140 180
39 Computer Systems Analysts $84,350 $52,370 700
40 Software Developers, Systems Software $83,920 $61,430 180
41 Purchasing Managers $83,740 $44,770 160
42 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $83,220 $40,610 250
43 Physical Therapists $82,220 $54,790 420
44 Financial Examiners $82,200 $51,090 60
45 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $82,000 $58,550 480
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $81,240 $34,040 580
47 Industrial Engineers $80,940 $53,360 650
48 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $80,830 $38,220 180
49 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $80,280 $41,270 100
50 Compensation and Benefits Managers $80,100 $33,910 30
51 Logisticians $79,900 $44,830 270
52 Software Developers, Applications $79,600 $49,670 520
53 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $79,210 $34,160 60
54 Human Resources Managers $79,120 $38,990 200
55 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,740 $28,460 380
56 Database Administrators $76,790 $42,550 80
57 Loan Officers $76,560 $34,780 370
58 Computer Programmers $76,290 $45,620 400
59 Administrative Services Managers $75,480 $37,760 450
60 Management Analysts $74,610 $40,440 330
61 Occupational Therapists $74,000 $37,160 170
62 Environmental Engineers $73,280 $28,830 100
63 Budget Analysts $73,170 $43,700 30
64 Speech-Language Pathologists $73,020 $49,230 240
65 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $70,710 $26,520 90
66 Credit Analysts $70,090 $36,900 50
67 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $69,520 $52,660 380
68 Chemists $68,640 $40,160 80
69 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,460 $37,120 460
70 Training and Development Specialists $68,290 $34,130 400
71 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $67,950 $51,060 70
72 Dental Hygienists $67,350 $52,610 390
73 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $66,860 $43,180 160
74 Financial Specialists, All Other $66,850 $29,040 120
75 Insurance Underwriters $65,980 $35,780 50
76 Audiologists $65,660 $52,790 30
77 Computer Network Architects $65,410 $33,510 120
78 Computer Occupations, All Other $65,210 $37,200 60
79 Accountants and Auditors $64,800 $35,620 1,290
80 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $64,330 $28,010 1,940
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $62,620 $34,980 1,050
82 Cost Estimators $62,570 $41,020 340
83 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $62,450 $41,710 60
84 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $62,330 $50,050 130
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $62,250 $37,940 840
86 Compliance Officers $61,580 $31,040 430
87 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $61,150 $45,640 70
88 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $60,680 $36,800 100
89 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $60,680 $26,870 180
90 Instructional Coordinators $60,290 $33,670 120
91 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $60,290 $35,270 300
92 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $60,270 $42,020 100
93 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $60,250 $41,350 190
94 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $60,110 $31,550 50
95 Insurance Sales Agents $59,810 $26,360 560
96 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $59,810 $39,270 210
97 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $58,870 $25,470 270
98 Education Administrators, All Other $58,860 $32,510 70
99 Social and Community Service Managers $58,590 $32,420 160
100 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $58,210 $35,330 860