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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 Mississippi. 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 Mississippi.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Mississippi:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the Magnolia State. 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 621 job classifications in Mississippi 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 data on March 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Family And General Practitioners||$227,390|
|6||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$174,340|
|10||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$129,630|
|12||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$122,550|
|17||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$108,330|
|21||Personal Financial Advisors||$102,820|
|22||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$102,730|
|25||Natural Sciences Managers||$101,240|
|26||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$100,300|
|29||Industrial Production Managers||$97,780|
|30||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,550|
|31||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$97,040|
|32||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,740|
|34||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$95,860|
|35||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$95,160|
|36||Medical And Health Services Managers||$94,800|
|37||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$94,760|
|38||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,150|
|40||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$93,890|
|42||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$91,490|
|43||Soil And Plant Scientists||$90,700|
|44||Human Resources Managers||$90,680|
|46||Computer Hardware Engineers||$90,320|
|48||Computer Network Architects||$89,550|
|50||Training And Development Managers||$88,590|
|51||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$87,910|
|52||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$87,440|
|53||Physical Scientists, All Other||$87,010|
|54||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$86,740|
|55||Software Developers, Systems Software||$86,360|
|59||Software Developers, Applications||$85,470|
|61||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,430|
|62||Air Traffic Controllers||$84,240|
|64||Education Administrators, All Other||$82,830|
|65||Managers, All Other||$82,230|
|67||Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,890|
|69||Psychologists, All Other||$81,610|
|71||Computer Occupations, All Other||$81,280|
|72||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$81,250|
|74||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,790|
|75||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,710|
|76||Biological Scientists, All Other||$80,690|
|77||Administrative Services Managers||$80,410|
|80||Engineers, All Other||$79,630|
|83||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$78,220|
|84||General And Operations Managers||$77,800|
|86||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$77,770|
|87||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$77,330|
|89||Power Plant Operators||$76,740|
|90||Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,000|
|92||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,300|
|95||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,000|
|96||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$75,000|
|97||Broadcast News Analysts||$74,880|
|98||Operations Research Analysts||$74,690|
|100||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$74,200|
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