These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Mississippi For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 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 Pediatricians, General are the highest paid people in Mississippi.

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

  1. Pediatricians, General
  2. Surgeons
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Internists, General
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Mississippi For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 627 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Mississippi

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Pediatricians, General $274,470 $153,050 190
2 Surgeons $268,670 $163,090 380
3 Anesthesiologists $239,820 $65,590 80
4 Internists, General $235,390 $84,250 100
5 Psychiatrists $225,300 $57,800 70
6 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $220,650 $89,500 60
7 Family And General Practitioners $218,640 $74,140 950
8 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $185,700 $45,720 1,760
9 Dentists, General $182,520 $80,510 640
10 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $167,520 $58,880 1,550
11 Nurse Anesthetists $159,430 $114,120 450
12 Optometrists $134,870 $50,650 240
13 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $133,880 $35,960 110
14 Architectural And Engineering Managers $124,140 $79,490 810
15 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $123,330 $48,810 910
16 Pharmacists $122,080 $92,890 2,530
17 Chief Executives $111,390 $18,350 710
18 Sales Managers $109,520 $51,010 1,350
19 Nurse Practitioners $107,280 $75,140 2,480
20 Chemical Engineers $106,880 $63,920 220
21 Lawyers $106,360 $34,090 3,190
22 Aerospace Engineers $105,780 $78,190 110
23 Commercial Pilots $104,690 $48,480 360
24 Actuaries $104,380 $48,260 60
25 Financial Managers $103,300 $49,930 3,470
26 Natural Sciences Managers $103,230 $58,730 160
27 Nuclear Engineers $102,650 $69,080 160
28 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $101,450 $46,490 180
29 Personal Financial Advisors $100,280 $28,010 750
30 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $99,070 $36,580 90
31 Computer And Information Systems Managers $98,250 $58,550 1,150
32 Marketing Managers $97,850 $46,710 470
33 Industrial Production Managers $97,040 $48,120 1,830
34 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $96,940 $57,340 150
35 Engineers, All Other $96,000 $36,620 410
36 Computer And Information Research Scientists $95,960 $61,850 240
37 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $95,590 $39,950 530
38 Electrical Engineers $95,320 $65,930 1,050
39 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $94,980 $32,770 580
40 Medical And Health Services Managers $94,690 $47,820 2,700
41 Software Developers, Applications $94,460 $53,780 740
42 Sales Engineers $94,370 $56,310 90
43 Chiropractors $93,760 $51,670 120
44 Training And Development Managers $93,520 $55,630 160
45 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $93,430 $61,080 300
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $93,370 $46,590 1,710
47 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,110 $56,180 40
48 Mechanical Engineers $91,360 $57,320 1,160
49 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $91,330 $50,270 350
50 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $91,230 $72,170 200
51 Purchasing Managers $89,890 $51,940 520
52 Materials Engineers $89,500 $57,830 120
53 Human Resources Managers $88,810 $46,550 960
54 Physical Scientists, All Other $88,550 $57,220 310
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $88,470 $57,790 550
56 Physical Therapists $88,270 $64,490 1,720
57 Compensation And Benefits Managers $87,680 $47,420 60
58 Managers, All Other $87,590 $30,640 1,060
59 Soil And Plant Scientists $86,820 $49,760 90
60 Software Developers, Systems Software $85,940 $46,650 960
61 Computer Hardware Engineers $85,730 $53,710 230
62 Air Traffic Controllers $85,530 $62,250 130
63 Civil Engineers $84,950 $52,230 1,490
64 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $84,020 $45,100 910
65 Financial Examiners $82,520 $38,460 160
66 Industrial Engineers $82,420 $54,900 1,760
67 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $82,140 $45,530 70
68 Radiation Therapists $82,090 $47,840 180
69 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $81,930 $40,170 240
70 Occupational Therapists $81,400 $53,880 960
71 Psychologists, All Other $80,990 $24,020 60
72 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,880 $45,220 170
73 Ship Engineers $80,850 $42,970 120
74 General And Operations Managers $80,390 $27,910 25,330
75 Computer Occupations, All Other $80,220 $58,020 600
76 Transportation Inspectors $80,170 $57,460 220
77 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $80,130 $66,730 190
78 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,490 $44,240 280
79 Education Administrators, All Other $79,460 $56,500 120
80 Gaming Managers $79,010 $50,960 230
81 Logisticians $78,610 $49,290 720
82 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,600 $47,810 100
83 Microbiologists $78,450 $37,760 30
84 Financial Analysts $77,850 $39,470 430
85 History Teachers, Postsecondary $77,420 $42,520 180
86 Biological Scientists, All Other $76,770 $38,110 290
87 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $76,460 $55,840 2,590
88 Veterinarians $76,100 $41,590 450
89 Administrative Services Managers $75,780 $31,970 2,990
90 Information Security Analysts $75,500 $43,260 330
91 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $75,150 $38,910 90
92 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $75,050 $40,770 490
93 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $74,280 $45,240 60
94 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $74,180 $48,110 30
95 Broadcast News Analysts $74,140 $25,780 70
96 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $74,010 $41,850 290
97 Computer Programmers $73,860 $44,970 780
98 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $73,470 $37,110 310
99 Computer Network Architects $73,370 $39,540 680
100 Management Analysts $73,300 $38,050 1,410

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