These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Mississippi For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Mississippi

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:

  1. Surgeons
  2. Pediatricians, General
  3. Internists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Optometrists
  10. Law Teachers, Postsecondary

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Mississippi For 2019

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:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Mississippi

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $280,350 $185,040 330
2 Pediatricians, General $258,910 $140,380 140
3 Internists, General $240,050 $135,000 100
4 Family And General Practitioners $227,390 $77,030 950
5 Psychiatrists $221,060 $55,930 50
6 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $174,340 $47,290 1,720
7 Nurse Anesthetists $163,320 $134,200 310
8 Dentists, General $153,810 $80,310 700
9 Optometrists $133,370 $42,960 230
10 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $129,630 $36,400 100
11 Pharmacists $124,120 $98,110 2,280
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $122,550 $83,160 890
13 Chief Executives $112,310 $17,950 730
14 Aerospace Engineers $110,760 $82,280 90
15 Chemical Engineers $109,940 $65,570 240
16 Nurse Practitioners $109,700 $74,430 2,930
17 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $108,330 $39,890 80
18 Sales Managers $108,100 $53,350 1,350
19 Actuaries $107,910 $63,090 50
20 Commercial Pilots $103,000 $43,070 300
21 Personal Financial Advisors $102,820 $32,380 760
22 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $102,730 $47,410 190
23 Financial Managers $101,840 $48,600 3,670
24 Physicists $101,420 $49,780 100
25 Natural Sciences Managers $101,240 $55,720 180
26 Computer And Information Systems Managers $100,300 $58,210 1,150
27 Nuclear Engineers $99,900 $69,340 120
28 Lawyers $97,990 $22,360 3,070
29 Industrial Production Managers $97,780 $49,650 1,800
30 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $97,550 $53,660 150
31 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $97,040 $75,280 110
32 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $96,740 $59,020 40
33 Purchasing Managers $96,400 $53,990 510
34 Computer And Information Research Scientists $95,860 $59,850 340
35 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $95,160 $49,210 1,650
36 Medical And Health Services Managers $94,800 $47,380 3,010
37 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $94,760 $78,250 180
38 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,150 $40,550 500
39 Marketing Managers $93,930 $44,120 610
40 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $93,890 $44,980 220
41 Electrical Engineers $93,740 $64,570 1,100
42 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $91,490 $49,940 350
43 Soil And Plant Scientists $90,700 $52,250 80
44 Human Resources Managers $90,680 $53,470 850
45 Sales Engineers $90,370 $64,500 150
46 Computer Hardware Engineers $90,320 $50,970 110
47 Physical Therapists $89,720 $66,420 1,630
48 Computer Network Architects $89,550 $41,070 400
49 Chiropractors $89,290 $23,160 160
50 Training And Development Managers $88,590 $47,240 160
51 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $87,910 $46,770 1,000
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $87,440 $55,020 470
53 Physical Scientists, All Other $87,010 $41,370 320
54 Compensation And Benefits Managers $86,740 $45,670 60
55 Software Developers, Systems Software $86,360 $54,440 950
56 Civil Engineers $85,880 $54,330 1,450
57 Transportation Inspectors $85,700 $59,340 180
58 Mechanical Engineers $85,570 $54,490 1,110
59 Software Developers, Applications $85,470 $49,000 910
60 Materials Engineers $85,330 $53,910 160
61 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,430 $46,270 70
62 Air Traffic Controllers $84,240 $59,350 140
63 Radiation Therapists $83,130 $49,800 190
64 Education Administrators, All Other $82,830 $59,100 130
65 Managers, All Other $82,230 $31,170 1,230
66 Industrial Engineers $82,040 $53,690 1,830
67 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $81,890 $52,200 30
68 Financial Examiners $81,800 $34,350 160
69 Psychologists, All Other $81,610 $24,010 60
70 Occupational Therapists $81,590 $53,470 980
71 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,280 $57,030 670
72 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $81,250 $68,020 180
73 Physician Assistants $81,130 $29,990 200
74 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,790 $42,550 160
75 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $80,710 $45,460 110
76 Biological Scientists, All Other $80,690 $38,030 300
77 Administrative Services Managers $80,410 $33,160 2,780
78 Gaming Managers $80,390 $51,230 240
79 Nuclear Technicians $79,890 $40,640 50
80 Engineers, All Other $79,630 $27,360 510
81 Construction Managers $79,380 $36,270 1,130
82 Chemists $78,680 $42,880 240
83 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $78,220 $28,970 580
84 General And Operations Managers $77,800 $25,340 23,850
85 Veterinarians $77,790 $43,120 440
86 Advertising And Promotions Managers $77,770 $39,250 100
87 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $77,330 $56,300 2,770
88 Ship Engineers $77,260 $45,100 160
89 Power Plant Operators $76,740 $53,550 350
90 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $76,000 $45,760 60
91 Economists $75,450 $37,100 40
92 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,300 $35,910 370
93 Logisticians $75,200 $44,680 760
94 Database Administrators $75,020 $44,300 400
95 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,000 $44,430 60
96 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $75,000 $44,820 1,270
97 Broadcast News Analysts $74,880 $23,140 80
98 Operations Research Analysts $74,690 $42,290 290
99 Financial Analysts $74,230 $36,300 530
100 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $74,200 $33,720 1,550

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