The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nashville, TN For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Nashville

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 Dermatologists are the highest paid people in Nashville.

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

  1. Dermatologists
  2. Cardiologists
  3. Surgeons, All Other
  4. Physicians, All Other
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
  7. Family Medicine Physicians
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. General Internal Medicine Physicians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 13 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 611 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, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nashville

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dermatologists $328,520 $166,360 190
2 Cardiologists $319,580 $80,530 250
3 Surgeons, All Other $279,830 $62,910 430
4 Physicians, All Other $256,670 $80,430 1,920
5 Anesthesiologists $244,070 $61,470 340
6 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $229,930 $62,910 110
7 Family Medicine Physicians $222,270 $110,380 410
8 Chief Executives $187,070 $26,000 2,350
9 Pediatricians, General $182,690 $62,840 740
10 General Internal Medicine Physicians $182,260 $62,840 650
11 Nurse Anesthetists $177,470 $131,840 480
12 Psychiatrists $172,190 $62,840 250
13 Dentists, General $164,780 $78,430 490
14 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $144,670 $47,820 210
15 Podiatrists $144,200 $80,290 30
16 Financial Managers $139,100 $74,820 7,590
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers $136,440 $75,170 4,020
18 Physicists $136,010 $61,490 110
19 Sales Managers $134,600 $60,710 3,310
20 Architectural and Engineering Managers $134,190 $97,090 1,040
21 Administrative Services Managers $130,020 $64,160 3,930
22 General and Operations Managers $128,040 $50,380 21,400
23 Lawyers $126,130 $60,490 3,610
24 Advertising and Promotions Managers $125,840 $49,600 70
25 Marketing Managers $125,290 $61,230 3,090
26 Natural Sciences Managers $123,480 $77,480 90
27 Database Architects $121,780 $63,240 200
28 Pharmacists $120,450 $49,200 2,520
29 Medical and Health Services Managers $119,200 $62,520 4,270
30 Purchasing Managers $118,510 $74,380 350
31 Optometrists $118,370 $79,600 110
32 Environmental Engineers $117,260 $64,110 250
33 Computer Hardware Engineers $115,960 $71,590 110
34 Industrial Production Managers $111,460 $60,340 1,390
35 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $111,460 $50,210 100
36 Veterinarians $111,170 $77,380 480
37 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $109,700 $50,520 200
38 Personal Financial Advisors $108,980 $47,380 1,590
39 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $108,720 $48,880 530
40 Computer Network Architects $106,860 $62,940 1,110
41 Compensation and Benefits Managers $106,490 $62,620 110
42 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $105,980 $79,070 90
43 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $105,580 $77,800 60
44 Public Relations Managers $105,480 $61,090 200
45 Fundraising Managers $104,950 $62,520 60
46 Training and Development Managers $103,920 $60,710 420
47 Human Resources Managers $103,730 $59,410 1,500
48 Nurse Midwives $103,460 $102,060 60
49 Software Developers $102,970 $61,730 5,900
50 Physician Assistants $102,680 $75,600 990
51 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $102,640 $60,580 90
52 Real Estate Brokers $102,580 $35,460 330
53 Commercial Pilots $102,560 $39,080 200
54 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $102,190 $49,850 540
55 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $101,730 $48,620 660
56 Audiologists $99,440 $77,020 130
57 Information Security Analysts $99,190 $61,710 750
58 Engineers, All Other $99,020 $60,680 1,590
59 Industrial Engineers $98,840 $61,110 1,780
60 Chemical Engineers $98,700 $75,230 40
61 Nurse Practitioners $98,600 $52,580 4,400
62 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $97,910 $47,370 30
63 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $97,500 $60,740 110
64 Computer Programmers $96,780 $49,080 590
65 Producers and Directors $96,740 $38,750 690
66 Financial and Investment Analysts $95,800 $50,560 1,680
67 Electrical Engineers $95,310 $62,560 550
68 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $94,570 $50,670 620
69 Mechanical Engineers $94,270 $60,680 1,130
70 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $93,980 $49,270 1,670
71 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $93,540 $50,210 230
72 Managers, All Other $93,090 $46,890 4,990
73 Financial Examiners $92,620 $49,830 330
74 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $92,620 $50,270 90
75 Data Scientists $92,180 $60,680 610
76 Education Administrators, All Other $92,060 $48,980 220
77 Facilities Managers $91,890 $47,370 570
78 Epidemiologists $91,730 $68,830 130
79 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $91,340 $47,130 50
80 Physical Therapists $90,640 $64,770 1,320
81 Construction Managers $90,440 $50,590 2,820
82 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,080 $40,680 1,860
83 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,630 $47,470 90
84 Civil Engineers $89,260 $60,550 1,210
85 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $88,960 $76,380 50
86 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $88,770 $62,240 60
87 Microbiologists $88,450 $44,520 80
88 Database Administrators $88,390 $40,100 620
89 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $88,360 $61,190 1,630
90 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $88,320 $50,140 40
91 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $87,940 $39,080 450
92 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,630 $50,830 260
93 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $87,610 $49,080 560
94 Power Plant Operators $87,000 $60,550 140
95 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $86,800 $63,060 70
96 Statisticians $86,790 $50,290 340
97 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $86,690 $65,730 400
98 Computer Systems Analysts $86,630 $48,790 2,960
99 Occupational Therapists $86,230 $61,790 690
100 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $86,150 $49,110 2,230

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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