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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 Memphis 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Memphis.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Memphis:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Memphis. 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 Memphis and Tennessee job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 525 job classifications in Memphis 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$238,530|
|6||Family and General Practitioners||$156,090|
|9||Natural Sciences Managers||$114,860|
|10||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$114,120|
|11||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$113,890|
|12||Personal Financial Advisors||$111,720|
|14||General and Operations Managers||$109,560|
|17||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$108,030|
|22||Computer Network Architects||$100,570|
|23||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$100,060|
|24||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,970|
|25||Human Resources Managers||$96,250|
|26||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$95,830|
|27||Medical and Health Services Managers||$95,690|
|28||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$94,550|
|33||Managers, All Other||$91,480|
|34||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,720|
|36||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$88,400|
|37||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$87,890|
|39||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$87,010|
|41||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,720|
|42||Engineers, All Other||$86,500|
|43||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$86,270|
|45||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$85,850|
|47||Software Developers, Applications||$84,210|
|49||Software Developers, Systems Software||$83,830|
|50||Training and Development Managers||$83,170|
|51||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$83,110|
|52||Industrial Production Managers||$82,870|
|53||Computer Occupations, All Other||$81,670|
|55||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$81,260|
|56||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,660|
|60||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$79,300|
|61||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$79,040|
|62||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$79,020|
|63||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,760|
|64||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,420|
|65||Soil and Plant Scientists||$78,360|
|68||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$77,220|
|74||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$75,830|
|75||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$75,250|
|76||Administrative Services Managers||$73,790|
|80||Computer Systems Analysts||$72,860|
|81||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$72,010|
|82||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$71,930|
|83||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$71,800|
|84||Plant and System Operators, All Other||$71,700|
|85||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$70,910|
|89||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$69,830|
|92||Biological Scientists, All Other||$68,120|
|94||Education Administrators, All Other||$67,140|
|95||Insurance Sales Agents||$66,990|
|96||Operations Research Analysts||$66,710|
|97||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$66,610|
|98||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||$66,240|
|99||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$66,120|
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