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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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other 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 9 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 706 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$252,360|
|6||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$216,900|
|8||Family And General Practitioners||$188,550|
|13||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$133,410|
|17||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$125,780|
|18||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$124,440|
|20||Air Traffic Controllers||$120,500|
|23||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$117,780|
|24||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$117,710|
|25||Natural Sciences Managers||$114,940|
|28||General And Operations Managers||$110,590|
|30||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$109,450|
|32||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,060|
|33||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$106,240|
|35||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,010|
|37||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$101,980|
|38||Medical And Health Services Managers||$100,060|
|39||Computer Network Architects||$99,210|
|41||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$98,160|
|42||Personal Financial Advisors||$97,650|
|43||Industrial Production Managers||$97,640|
|44||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$97,140|
|45||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$96,770|
|47||Training And Development Managers||$94,130|
|50||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$92,580|
|52||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,160|
|53||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$91,250|
|55||Physical Scientists, All Other||$89,710|
|56||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,710|
|58||Psychologists, All Other||$89,090|
|59||Managers, All Other||$89,020|
|60||Software Developers, Systems Software||$88,910|
|62||Software Developers, Applications||$87,580|
|64||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,280|
|66||Computer Hardware Engineers||$86,950|
|68||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$85,460|
|70||Administrative Services Managers||$85,040|
|71||Funeral Service Managers||$85,030|
|74||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$84,300|
|79||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$82,780|
|80||Information Security Analysts||$82,720|
|83||Emergency Management Directors||$81,520|
|84||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$81,510|
|85||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,350|
|87||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$81,020|
|90||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$80,040|
|91||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$79,410|
|92||Engineers, All Other||$79,370|
|93||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$78,970|
|94||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,850|
|95||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$78,790|
|96||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$78,640|
|97||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$78,580|
|99||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,680|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Tennessee job scene here:
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