These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Jackson, MS 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 Jackson 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Jackson.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Lawyers
  10. Real Estate Brokers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Jackson. 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 Jackson and Mississippi job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Jackson For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 409 job classifications in Jackson 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 Jackson

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $242,600 $137,850 80
2 Family and General Practitioners $215,860 $129,840 270
3 Dentists, General $185,650 $104,880 270
4 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $177,860 $61,130 1,080
5 Chief Executives $167,840 $73,090 230
6 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $132,750 $42,210 240
7 Pharmacists $121,540 $99,870 690
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $109,000 $65,800 180
9 Lawyers $106,440 $21,050 1,360
10 Real Estate Brokers $106,350 $54,390 150
11 Personal Financial Advisors $97,650 $29,460 330
12 Nurse Practitioners $95,520 $74,240 630
13 Financial Managers $95,000 $46,780 960
14 General and Operations Managers $92,630 $40,410 6,870
15 Medical and Health Services Managers $91,140 $54,140 750
16 Software Developers, Applications $89,670 $50,400 320
17 Physical Therapists $89,320 $65,290 470
18 Computer Hardware Engineers $89,120 $37,440 210
19 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $88,590 $37,280 60
20 Natural Sciences Managers $88,450 $70,180 30
21 Electrical Engineers $86,880 $49,910 210
22 Purchasing Managers $86,650 $43,800 90
23 Computer and Information Systems Managers $86,470 $55,940 410
24 Human Resources Managers $85,410 $47,540 190
25 Sales Managers $85,230 $45,850 500
26 Education Administrators, All Other $84,510 $74,500 40
27 Orthotists and Prosthetists $84,360 $39,180 60
28 Radiation Therapists $84,350 $59,840 40
29 Optometrists $84,120 $20,430 40
30 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $84,020 $53,400 190
31 Marketing Managers $83,980 $44,610 200
32 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $82,490 $46,180 440
33 Industrial Production Managers $82,190 $48,640 260
34 Financial Examiners $81,630 $42,880 100
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $81,520 $51,840 150
36 Training and Development Managers $80,020 $45,780 80
37 Managers, All Other $79,920 $30,110 350
38 Veterinarians $79,720 $51,120 100
39 Construction Managers $78,950 $40,720 310
40 Industrial Engineers $78,520 $55,920 320
41 Occupational Therapists $77,630 $38,730 320
42 Computer Occupations, All Other $75,660 $58,780 130
43 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $75,620 $34,800 400
44 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $74,870 $42,310 190
45 Mechanical Engineers $74,290 $45,180 100
46 Compensation and Benefits Managers $74,260 $44,690 40
47 Loan Officers $73,740 $29,940 770
48 Web Developers $73,150 $37,860 150
49 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $72,770 $42,880 110
50 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $72,700 $40,390 110
51 Administrative Services Managers $72,530 $31,970 1,050
52 Computer Programmers $72,070 $49,910 250
53 Database Administrators $71,950 $51,950 140
54 History Teachers, Postsecondary $71,220 $36,940 50
55 Power Plant Operators $70,960 $42,710 40
56 Commercial Pilots $70,570 $52,710 120
57 Civil Engineers $70,030 $45,390 410
58 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $69,980 $17,620 70
59 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $69,680 $55,340 60
60 Speech-Language Pathologists $69,190 $41,890 310
61 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,830 $40,530 440
62 Producers and Directors $68,800 $32,240 120
63 Financial Analysts $68,640 $37,830 210
64 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $68,610 $49,530 460
65 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $68,340 $37,400 220
66 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $68,140 $58,080 80
67 Cost Estimators $68,040 $30,850 200
68 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $66,170 $41,940 180
69 Management Analysts $65,830 $37,990 670
70 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $65,670 $35,440 780
71 Transportation Inspectors $65,300 $25,370 40
72 Environmental Engineers $65,080 $45,930 240
73 Information Security Analysts $65,000 $31,010 150
74 Financial Specialists, All Other $64,830 $40,790 160
75 Operations Research Analysts $64,640 $32,560 90
76 Labor Relations Specialists $63,930 $43,070 80
77 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $63,540 $50,120 130
78 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $63,370 $34,680 120
79 Registered Nurses $63,140 $42,150 7,990
80 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $62,870 $27,500 140
81 Advertising and Promotions Managers $62,620 $36,530 90
82 Logisticians $62,600 $43,110 100
83 Computer Systems Analysts $62,500 $41,650 730
84 Credit Analysts $62,420 $32,360 110
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $61,600 $32,580 1,100
86 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $61,060 $36,910 610
87 Insurance Sales Agents $60,780 $23,220 1,010
88 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $60,240 $36,660 40
89 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $59,590 $26,700 2,230
90 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $59,490 $43,000 650
91 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $59,210 $36,130 210
92 Mechanical Drafters $59,070 $30,540 50
93 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $58,520 $40,380 570
94 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $58,450 $34,770 60
95 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $58,090 $26,100 200
96 Statisticians $57,990 $28,080 40
97 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $57,860 $31,800 50
98 Training and Development Specialists $57,680 $32,290 410
99 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $57,590 $32,020 380
100 Dental Hygienists $57,180 $49,740 260