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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 Anesthesiologists 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 704 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, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$231,960|
|4||Family And General Practitioners||$212,900|
|6||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$201,690|
|10||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$163,220|
|14||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$130,170|
|15||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$129,320|
|20||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$124,300|
|22||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$118,660|
|25||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$113,960|
|28||Natural Sciences Managers||$111,670|
|30||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$111,440|
|31||General And Operations Managers||$110,580|
|32||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,480|
|35||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$104,790|
|36||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$102,550|
|37||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$102,310|
|38||Computer Network Architects||$102,030|
|39||Industrial Production Managers||$101,670|
|40||Medical And Health Services Managers||$101,550|
|41||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$99,360|
|42||Training And Development Managers||$97,980|
|43||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$97,950|
|45||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$97,110|
|47||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$95,740|
|48||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$95,440|
|49||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,200|
|54||Software Developers, Systems Software||$92,700|
|55||Administrative Services Managers||$91,540|
|56||Physical Scientists, All Other||$90,800|
|57||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$90,190|
|58||Personal Financial Advisors||$89,960|
|59||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,080|
|60||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,030|
|62||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,090|
|64||Computer Hardware Engineers||$87,910|
|66||Software Developers, Applications||$87,630|
|68||Emergency Management Directors||$87,350|
|69||Psychologists, All Other||$87,260|
|70||Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes||$86,750|
|72||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$85,760|
|73||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$85,550|
|75||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$84,890|
|79||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$83,960|
|80||Funeral Service Managers||$83,480|
|83||Managers, All Other||$83,010|
|84||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$82,970|
|86||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,910|
|88||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$82,750|
|91||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$82,300|
|92||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$82,270|
|93||Information Security Analysts||$82,160|
|94||Engineers, All Other||$82,030|
|95||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$81,980|
|96||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$81,390|
|98||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$80,750|
|99||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$80,030|
|100||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,970|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Tennessee job scene here:
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