The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Tennessee For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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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.

After the data science team did a thorough analysis of the data, we discovered that Vice President, Field Operations are the highest paid people in Tennessee.

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

  1. Vice President, Field Operations
  2. Consultant And Sales Representative
  3. Primary Care Physician
  4. Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer
  5. Family Practitioner
  6. Vice President, Product Management
  7. President Chief Technology Officer
  8. Emergency Medicine Specialist
  9. Executive Vice President Of Operations
  10. Vice President Of Global Operations

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Tennessee For 2021

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the most recently released data on March 29, 2021 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and others. The data science team then supplements that data by continuously scanning through millions of job postings each day to find published salaries. We match these published salaries to the companies, locations, and job titles in other datasets. Finally, the data science team calculates a weighted average of these inputs to produce an estimated salary for the particular job title in Tennessee.

In total, the team looked at the salary data set for all 2218 jobs in Tennessee in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Tennessee

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Vice President, Field Operations $182,008 $122,000 1,213
2 Consultant And Sales Representative $176,557 $117,000 1,841
3 Primary Care Physician $172,355 $115,000 1,021
4 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer $165,128 $108,000 1,166
5 Family Practitioner $162,487 $103,000 3,957
6 Vice President, Product Management $159,815 $106,000 1,066
7 President Chief Technology Officer $158,644 $104,000 1,284
8 Emergency Medicine Specialist $154,462 $96,000 3,794
9 Executive Vice President Of Operations $151,762 $95,000 1,611
10 Vice President Of Global Operations $150,491 $92,000 1,013
11 Vice President General Manager $149,391 $93,000 1,799
12 Director Of Manufacturing Operations $148,656 $96,000 1,244
13 Owner/operator $147,646 $90,000 4,295
14 Vice President Of Technical Operations $146,826 $90,000 1,301
15 President And General Manager $146,610 $90,000 1,963
16 Executive Vice President Of Sales $143,599 $85,000 1,095
17 Vice President Of Operations And Engineering $143,510 $91,000 1,195
18 Industrial Truck Driver $142,881 $93,000 3,387
19 Vice President Of Research And Development $142,597 $87,000 1,173
20 Vice President Product Development $140,704 $88,000 1,265
21 Chief Executive Officer/chief Technology Officer $139,845 $88,000 1,430
22 Director Of Professional Services $139,020 $86,000 1,041
23 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist $137,165 $81,000 3,877
24 Senior Director, Product Marketing $136,644 $85,000 1,020
25 Vice President, Marketing And Operations $135,998 $82,000 1,237
26 Senior Director Of Business Development $135,804 $82,000 1,423
27 Operator And Truck Driver $132,669 $77,000 6,285
28 Vice President-Project Management $132,588 $81,000 1,317
29 President/chief Executive Officer $131,631 $77,000 1,495
30 Vice President, Marketing Development $130,449 $76,000 1,160
31 Senior Director, Product Management $126,862 $78,000 1,115
32 Engineering And Operations Director $126,308 $80,000 1,193
33 Nurse Anesthetist $125,851 $71,000 1,941
34 Clinical Physician Assistant $125,417 $70,000 3,419
35 President Chief Operating Officer $125,289 $71,000 1,100
36 Vice President, Business Operations $124,671 $75,000 1,534
37 Clinical Pharmacist $123,671 $82,000 1,427
38 Process Control Manager $121,696 $79,000 1,524
39 Director, Product Marketing $121,290 $74,000 1,073
40 Executive Vice President Marketing $120,772 $66,000 1,199
41 Retail Pharmacist $120,756 $80,000 1,666
42 Senior Software Engineer Manager $119,650 $87,000 1,006
43 Chief Executive Officer/chief Finance Officer $119,577 $68,000 1,844
44 Senior Manager Of Business Operations $118,669 $71,000 1,472
45 Chief Finance And Operating Officer $118,127 $66,000 1,502
46 Senior Operations Manager $118,040 $73,000 1,016
47 Senior Manager, Product Development $117,916 $74,000 1,120
48 Director Of Engineering, Quality Program Management $117,756 $73,000 1,569
49 Senior Business Manager $117,601 $75,000 1,365
50 Chief Executive Officer And Operator $116,871 $65,000 1,118
51 Staff Pharmacist $116,781 $77,000 1,027
52 Director, Global Business Development $116,756 $67,000 1,192
53 Manager Of Operations Excellence $116,603 $69,000 1,424
54 Vice President Technology Services $116,274 $69,000 1,047
55 Technical Solutions Specialist $116,116 $81,000 1,021
56 Business Unit Director $115,746 $66,000 1,046
57 Medical Consultant $115,575 $63,000 1,858
58 Senior Manager Engineering And Operations $115,392 $74,000 1,187
59 Chief Marketing Officer $115,267 $62,000 1,243
60 Manager Of Business Consulting $114,918 $76,000 1,576
61 Chief Executive Officer $114,908 $64,000 1,135
62 Vice President, Operations And Finance $114,554 $68,000 1,539
63 Director, Technical Operations $114,505 $65,000 1,235
64 Senior Program Operations Manager $113,527 $66,000 1,366
65 Business Services Director $113,403 $68,000 1,246
66 Executive Director, Information Technology $113,264 $67,000 1,115
67 Product Line Director $113,051 $65,000 1,028
68 Senior Manager Of Research And Development $112,010 $68,000 1,157
69 Project Manager/consultant Management $111,380 $69,000 2,026
70 Chief Information Officer $111,273 $60,000 1,171
71 Senior Management Consultant $110,652 $64,000 1,500
72 Regional General Manager $110,651 $61,000 2,636
73 Sales Engineering Manager $109,973 $69,000 1,030
74 Mental Health Nurse $109,615 $65,000 1,091
75 Chief Program Officer $109,236 $59,000 1,088
76 Vice President, Software Development $109,069 $75,000 1,438
77 Director, Network Operations $109,031 $61,000 1,035
78 Vice President, Business Development $108,530 $60,000 1,399
79 Clinical Program Manager $108,019 $65,000 1,244
80 Director Of Marketing And Product Management $107,746 $63,000 1,357
81 Senior Director, Product Development $107,399 $59,000 1,146
82 Gas Operation Manager $106,944 $63,000 1,586
83 Senior Software Engineer/architect $106,825 $79,000 1,302
84 Director Of Marketing Services $106,816 $60,000 1,171
85 Product Line Marketing Manager $106,740 $65,000 1,313
86 Data Center Operations Manager $106,457 $62,000 2,000
87 Development Engineer/engineering Manager $106,454 $71,000 1,163
88 Master Technician $106,109 $77,000 1,169
89 Application Development Team Lead $105,657 $76,000 1,878
90 Executive Team Leader $104,927 $55,000 1,647
91 Business Process Consultant $104,841 $70,000 1,080
92 Executive Director Of Operations $104,685 $56,000 1,347
93 Operations Vice President $104,670 $57,000 1,026
94 Senior Technical Product Manager $104,475 $66,000 1,248
95 Senior Product Engineering Manager $104,450 $70,000 1,004
96 Director Of Product Development $104,449 $62,000 1,244
97 Lead Architect/developer $104,412 $76,000 1,109
98 Research And Development Director $104,206 $61,000 1,011
99 Engineering Production Operations Director $104,147 $57,000 1,512
100 Public Health Dentist $104,059 $57,000 4,740
Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2021. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Tennessee

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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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