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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:
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:
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 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$231,580|
|4||Family and General Practitioners||$182,930|
|11||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$124,880|
|12||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$123,480|
|13||Personal Financial Advisors||$123,350|
|15||Air Traffic Controllers||$118,910|
|16||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$114,010|
|17||Natural Sciences Managers||$113,880|
|18||General and Operations Managers||$113,280|
|21||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$103,650|
|22||Computer Network Architects||$101,840|
|23||Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance||$100,500|
|25||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$96,220|
|27||Medical and Health Services Managers||$95,380|
|28||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$95,140|
|30||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$94,290|
|32||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$92,680|
|33||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$92,520|
|34||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$91,430|
|35||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$90,530|
|37||Computer Hardware Engineers||$88,000|
|38||Software Developers, Systems Software||$87,890|
|39||Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$87,860|
|40||Human Resources Managers||$87,650|
|47||Software Developers, Applications||$85,070|
|52||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$83,790|
|53||Industrial Production Managers||$83,640|
|55||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$83,010|
|56||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$82,140|
|61||Postmasters and Mail Superintendents||$81,530|
|62||Managers, All Other||$81,520|
|63||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$81,440|
|65||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,980|
|67||Administrative Services Managers||$80,440|
|70||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$79,080|
|71||Training and Development Managers||$79,060|
|72||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,500|
|73||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$78,500|
|76||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,580|
|79||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,590|
|80||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$76,000|
|81||Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other||$75,960|
|83||Set and Exhibit Designers||$75,890|
|84||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$75,170|
|85||Information Security Analysts||$74,920|
|86||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$74,780|
|88||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$74,080|
|89||Computer Systems Analysts||$73,990|
|90||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$73,590|
|91||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$72,960|
|92||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$72,900|
|93||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$72,210|
|94||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$71,950|
|95||Film and Video Editors||$71,950|
|96||Labor Relations Specialists||$71,750|
|97||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$70,570|
|98||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$70,160|
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