We combed through the data to identify the profession in Tennessee that will get you rich.
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 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 6 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.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Tennessee job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 711 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 🙂
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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$234,610|
|3||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$228,800|
|8||Family And General Practitioners||$174,430|
|9||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$173,690|
|12||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$143,940|
|14||Air Traffic Controllers||$125,920|
|18||Natural Sciences Managers||$114,910|
|19||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$114,150|
|20||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$112,590|
|23||Personal Financial Advisors||$108,480|
|24||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$104,710|
|25||General And Operations Managers||$104,710|
|27||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,880|
|29||Physical Scientists, All Other||$99,190|
|31||Makeup Artists, Theatrical And Performance||$96,030|
|32||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$94,910|
|34||Computer Network Architects||$94,690|
|37||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,490|
|38||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$92,430|
|39||Computer Hardware Engineers||$92,110|
|40||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$92,020|
|41||Funeral Service Managers||$91,990|
|44||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$90,880|
|46||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,490|
|47||Medical And Health Services Managers||$90,010|
|48||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$90,000|
|49||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$89,160|
|51||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$88,730|
|52||Orthotists And Prosthetists||$87,940|
|58||Software Developers, Systems Software||$86,360|
|59||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$86,230|
|61||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$86,080|
|63||Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels||$85,600|
|64||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,590|
|65||Human Resources Managers||$85,300|
|66||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$84,620|
|67||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$84,530|
|68||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,520|
|70||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,050|
|71||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,830|
|74||Psychologists, All Other||$83,170|
|75||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$82,920|
|76||Industrial Production Managers||$82,880|
|77||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,620|
|78||Software Developers, Applications||$82,570|
|79||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$81,960|
|81||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$81,290|
|83||Managers, All Other||$80,860|
|84||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,590|
|87||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$80,380|
|89||Training And Development Managers||$78,840|
|92||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,900|
|93||Broadcast News Analysts||$77,420|
|94||Computer Systems Analysts||$76,310|
|96||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$76,130|
|98||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$76,010|
|99||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$75,790|
|100||Emergency Management Directors||$75,760|
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