These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Memphis, 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 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:

  1. Internists, General
  2. Surgeons
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Lawyers
  9. Natural Sciences Managers
  10. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Memphis For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Memphis

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $274,720 $170,840 70
2 Surgeons $265,790 $168,160 110
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $238,530 $118,010 1,450
4 Pediatricians, General $220,990 $121,150 340
5 Chief Executives $165,430 $69,100 1,180
6 Family and General Practitioners $156,090 $89,300 230
7 Dentists, General $137,140 $95,710 130
8 Lawyers $127,480 $46,450 1,780
9 Natural Sciences Managers $114,860 $59,170 180
10 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $114,120 $33,950 1,070
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $113,890 $63,740 900
12 Personal Financial Advisors $111,720 $33,730 490
13 Financial Managers $109,970 $44,190 2,710
14 General and Operations Managers $109,560 $35,650 9,500
15 Pharmacists $109,090 $27,470 2,300
16 Financial Examiners $108,110 $55,890 80
17 Architectural and Engineering Managers $108,030 $64,110 550
18 Chemical Engineers $108,000 $66,450 130
19 Sales Managers $107,990 $46,260 1,930
20 Materials Engineers $103,920 $70,520 40
21 Nurse Practitioners $101,220 $80,970 880
22 Computer Network Architects $100,570 $60,020 210
23 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $100,060 $53,330 270
24 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $96,970 $41,380 170
25 Human Resources Managers $96,250 $52,000 570
26 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $95,830 $35,300 950
27 Medical and Health Services Managers $95,690 $50,350 1,490
28 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $94,550 $49,570 250
29 Civil Engineers $94,440 $58,160 1,290
30 Sales Engineers $93,930 $51,730 200
31 Environmental Engineers $92,940 $52,730 290
32 Marketing Managers $92,610 $42,080 690
33 Managers, All Other $91,480 $45,560 1,330
34 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $89,720 $27,090 440
35 Physical Therapists $88,960 $67,030 660
36 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $88,400 $17,650 80
37 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $87,890 $41,040 440
38 Purchasing Managers $87,870 $49,410 470
39 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $87,010 $39,130 80
40 Construction Managers $86,830 $43,570 930
41 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,720 $46,080 40
42 Engineers, All Other $86,500 $44,140 180
43 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $86,270 $47,220 1,340
44 Mechanical Engineers $85,870 $50,660 430
45 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $85,850 $55,520 70
46 Occupational Therapists $84,370 $63,320 330
47 Software Developers, Applications $84,210 $55,700 930
48 Microbiologists $83,870 $43,150 60
49 Software Developers, Systems Software $83,830 $54,840 550
50 Training and Development Managers $83,170 $38,800 280
51 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $83,110 $54,310 1,300
52 Industrial Production Managers $82,870 $38,570 970
53 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,670 $46,770 740
54 Database Administrators $81,380 $52,480 290
55 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $81,260 $51,510 900
56 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,660 $30,800 100
57 Industrial Engineers $79,800 $52,140 1,500
58 Veterinarians $79,710 $40,270 260
59 Biomedical Engineers $79,680 $59,310 80
60 Advertising and Promotions Managers $79,300 $39,740 120
61 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $79,040 $39,210 1,760
62 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $79,020 $48,320 410
63 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,760 $43,620 50
64 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $78,420 $31,280 310
65 Soil and Plant Scientists $78,360 $46,090 40
66 Landscape Architects $77,550 $55,880 30
67 Commercial Pilots $77,480 $27,880 60
68 Compensation and Benefits Managers $77,220 $37,440 120
69 Gaming Managers $76,990 $49,050 60
70 Credit Analysts $76,700 $41,370 220
71 Financial Analysts $76,510 $42,600 800
72 Statisticians $76,320 $42,700 60
73 Electrical Engineers $76,240 $52,300 480
74 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $75,830 $60,810 40
75 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $75,250 $53,320 90
76 Administrative Services Managers $73,790 $36,180 1,540
77 Management Analysts $73,500 $44,490 1,370
78 Technical Writers $73,220 $40,270 170
79 Transportation Inspectors $73,040 $27,390 130
80 Computer Systems Analysts $72,860 $46,600 950
81 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $72,010 $33,350 70
82 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $71,930 $62,190 130
83 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $71,800 $52,050 700
84 Plant and System Operators, All Other $71,700 $61,720 40
85 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $70,910 $29,910 30
86 Insurance Underwriters $70,850 $36,390 40
87 Computer Programmers $70,820 $35,380 830
88 Speech-Language Pathologists $70,470 $43,930 360
89 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $69,830 $33,400 160
90 Radiation Therapists $69,450 $45,820 200
91 Lodging Managers $68,750 $38,230 160
92 Biological Scientists, All Other $68,120 $41,210 110
93 Physician Assistants $67,520 $32,540 120
94 Education Administrators, All Other $67,140 $35,270 280
95 Insurance Sales Agents $66,990 $25,250 1,650
96 Operations Research Analysts $66,710 $40,530 480
97 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $66,610 $31,690 230
98 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $66,240 $48,850 80
99 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $66,120 $37,700 310
100 Budget Analysts $65,970 $40,850 80