These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nashville, TN 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 the Nashville 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Nashville.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Internists, General
  8. Podiatrists
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Lawyers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Nashville. 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 Nashville and Tennessee job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Nashville For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 565 job classifications in Nashville 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 Nashville

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $231,580 $124,530 1,540
2 Psychiatrists $202,820 $152,870 40
3 Pediatricians, General $202,740 $134,090 240
4 Family and General Practitioners $182,930 $54,690 1,040
5 Dentists, General $182,890 $83,440 380
6 Chief Executives $165,170 $56,290 2,230
7 Internists, General $162,310 $22,160 110
8 Podiatrists $156,570 $83,040 60
9 Nurse Anesthetists $142,930 $113,310 840
10 Lawyers $125,250 $51,520 2,830
11 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $124,880 $51,400 90
12 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $123,480 $30,790 250
13 Personal Financial Advisors $123,350 $44,700 1,020
14 Pharmacists $120,260 $96,720 2,660
15 Air Traffic Controllers $118,910 $89,050 70
16 Architectural and Engineering Managers $114,010 $67,830 1,060
17 Natural Sciences Managers $113,880 $81,340 160
18 General and Operations Managers $113,280 $45,210 15,870
19 Financial Managers $109,560 $48,160 5,830
20 Sales Managers $103,670 $50,410 3,790
21 Computer and Information Systems Managers $103,650 $46,860 3,250
22 Computer Network Architects $101,840 $53,880 780
23 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance $100,500 $39,350 30
24 Marketing Managers $98,770 $43,180 1,330
25 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $96,220 $77,210 70
26 Optometrists $95,570 $53,450 130
27 Medical and Health Services Managers $95,380 $52,710 3,240
28 Computer and Information Research Scientists $95,140 $71,660 30
29 Construction Managers $94,400 $50,910 2,020
30 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $94,290 $53,600 380
31 Environmental Engineers $93,180 $51,390 250
32 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,680 $60,780 710
33 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $92,520 $43,390 1,170
34 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $91,430 $40,070 170
35 Compensation and Benefits Managers $90,530 $50,970 220
36 Civil Engineers $88,920 $50,930 1,760
37 Computer Hardware Engineers $88,000 $64,070 260
38 Software Developers, Systems Software $87,890 $55,010 1,540
39 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $87,860 $55,200 40
40 Human Resources Managers $87,650 $50,240 1,040
41 Hydrologists $87,000 $58,570 60
42 Veterinarians $86,120 $64,610 390
43 Loan Officers $85,910 $39,710 2,050
44 Database Administrators $85,840 $49,600 560
45 Financial Examiners $85,460 $48,330 230
46 Purchasing Managers $85,430 $45,640 680
47 Software Developers, Applications $85,070 $54,050 2,820
48 Physical Therapists $84,790 $62,720 1,520
49 Economists $84,730 $40,270 30
50 Management Analysts $84,600 $40,050 3,540
51 Chiropractors $84,000 $36,720 70
52 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $83,790 $49,440 2,120
53 Industrial Production Managers $83,640 $50,500 1,240
54 Nurse Practitioners $83,550 $53,750 1,300
55 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,010 $35,160 1,850
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $82,140 $37,490 1,130
57 Transportation Inspectors $82,060 $39,920 110
58 Chemical Engineers $82,000 $63,080 40
59 Physician Assistants $81,930 $53,720 390
60 Occupational Therapists $81,720 $57,510 610
61 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $81,530 $69,450 60
62 Managers, All Other $81,520 $44,570 1,900
63 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $81,440 $31,450 1,470
64 Sales Engineers $81,130 $28,960 460
65 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $80,980 $39,580 40
66 Actuaries $80,610 $48,180 60
67 Administrative Services Managers $80,440 $39,980 3,310
68 Materials Engineers $80,140 $53,110 90
69 Industrial Engineers $79,440 $45,680 2,260
70 Advertising and Promotions Managers $79,080 $20,010 260
71 Training and Development Managers $79,060 $39,430 460
72 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $78,500 $43,420 60
73 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $78,500 $44,690 40
74 Mechanical Engineers $78,450 $53,420 830
75 Art Directors $77,890 $47,470 150
76 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $77,580 $23,160 780
77 Computer Programmers $77,310 $51,360 1,390
78 Electrical Engineers $77,290 $49,810 490
79 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $76,590 $30,910 480
80 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $76,000 $47,100 1,500
81 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $75,960 $37,950 200
82 Financial Analysts $75,940 $46,450 1,660
83 Set and Exhibit Designers $75,890 $39,550 100
84 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $75,170 $45,200 390
85 Information Security Analysts $74,920 $39,960 380
86 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $74,780 $45,410 230
87 Radiation Therapists $74,650 $53,800 110
88 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $74,080 $55,280 1,050
89 Computer Systems Analysts $73,990 $46,480 3,360
90 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $73,590 $27,460 80
91 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $72,960 $39,140 190
92 History Teachers, Postsecondary $72,900 $27,000 180
93 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $72,210 $49,680 110
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $71,950 $32,490 3,080
95 Film and Video Editors $71,950 $32,240 370
96 Labor Relations Specialists $71,750 $44,790 220
97 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $70,570 $41,090 170
98 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $70,160 $45,550 190
99 Credit Analysts $69,710 $33,530 620
100 Audiologists $69,590 $52,410 100

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