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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 Tennessee. 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, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Tennessee.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Tennessee:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Volunteer 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 705 job classifications in Tennessee 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, 2020.
For more reading, check out:
|1||Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists||$270,180|
|4||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$234,250|
|6||Family Medicine Physicians||$207,250|
|7||General Internal Medicine Physicians||$199,720|
|8||Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$192,190|
|13||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$152,300|
|14||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$136,130|
|16||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$128,970|
|22||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,850|
|23||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$120,260|
|26||Natural Sciences Managers||$118,260|
|27||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$117,870|
|29||Air Traffic Controllers||$113,510|
|30||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,880|
|32||General And Operations Managers||$109,770|
|33||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,700|
|35||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$106,020|
|37||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$103,800|
|38||Industrial Production Managers||$102,950|
|39||Physical Scientists, All Other||$102,740|
|40||Medical And Health Services Managers||$102,070|
|41||Administrative Services And Facilities Managers||$101,120|
|42||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$100,990|
|43||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$100,340|
|44||Training And Development Managers||$99,720|
|45||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,280|
|46||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$99,040|
|48||Computer Network Architects||$98,550|
|49||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,030|
|50||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,560|
|55||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$95,460|
|56||Human Resources Managers||$95,330|
|58||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,110|
|60||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$93,330|
|61||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$92,460|
|62||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$92,130|
|63||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,510|
|66||Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers||$90,670|
|67||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$90,470|
|71||Education Administrators, All Other||$89,500|
|72||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,760|
|73||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$88,540|
|77||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,760|
|78||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,710|
|79||Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary||$86,200|
|80||Information Security Analysts||$86,190|
|81||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$85,970|
|82||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,820|
|83||Psychologists, All Other||$85,800|
|84||Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,210|
|87||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$84,480|
|89||Personal Financial Advisors||$84,420|
|90||Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other||$84,080|
|92||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$83,020|
|95||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$82,520|
|96||Engineers, All Other||$82,340|
|97||Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes||$81,820|
|98||Emergency Management Directors||$81,720|
|100||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,010|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Tennessee job scene here:
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