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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Memphis, TN-MS-AR

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Memphis, TN-MS-AR (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Memphis, TN-MS-AR are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is chief executive with an average annual salary of $139,520. The second highest paying job is nuclear engineer (average salary $117,890). The salary and the employment information in Memphis, TN-MS-AR is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$139,520
1,120
2 Nuclear Engineers
$117,890
60
3 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$116,700
500
4 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$116,350
910
5 Natural Sciences Managers
$99,020
170
6 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$97,190
40
7 Sales Managers
$97,050
1,970
8 Financial Managers
$96,360
2,810
9 Human Resources Managers
$91,360
630
10 Medical and Health Services Managers
$89,950
1,960
11 All Other Managers
$89,010
1,260
12 Purchasing Managers
$86,670
380
13 General and Operations Managers
$86,520
9,640
14 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$85,310
230
15 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$84,690
1,310
16 Marketing Managers
$83,850
830
17 Nuclear Technicians
$82,050
50
18 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$81,620
0
19 Construction Managers
$80,660
870
20 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$79,710
1,150
21 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$79,630
100
22 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$78,030
830
23 Training and Development Managers
$77,970
220
24 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,720
40
25 Other Therapists
$76,500
30
26 Management Analysts
$76,320
1,350
27 Gaming Managers
$75,690
50
28 Industrial Production Managers
$75,180
910
29 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$74,880
70
30 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$73,510
40
31 Administrative Services Managers
$70,230
1,500
32 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$68,100
1,530
33 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$66,370
140
34 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$63,280
80
35 Logisticians
$61,950
510
36 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$60,120
70
37 Labor Relations Specialists
$59,770
240
38 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$59,360
130
39 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$58,870
40
40 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$58,680
500
41 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$57,870
1,710
42 Cost Estimators
$57,410
690
43 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$56,950
30
44 Other Education Administrators
$56,670
410
45 Ship Engineers
$56,400
120
46 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$55,590
70
47 Training and Development Specialists
$55,360
1,000
48 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$55,070
30
49 Lodging Managers
$55,030
230
50 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$54,920
40
51 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$54,530
70
52 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$54,440
200
53 Set and Exhibit Designers
$53,710
30
54 Postsecondary History Teachers
$52,860
170
55 Human Resources Specialists
$52,660
2,170
56 Fundraisers
$52,470
180
57 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$51,020
120
58 Social and Community Service Managers
$50,880
320
59 Compliance Officers
$50,690
1,270
60 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$49,800
800
61 Avionics Technicians
$49,720
90
62 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
$49,710
580
63 Preschool Special Education Teachers
$49,660
50
64 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$48,660
140
65 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$46,550
210
66 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$45,870
30
67 Other Drafters
$44,230
50
68 Other Teachers and Instructors
$42,330
1,020
69 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$40,070
40
70 Property, Real Estate Managers
$39,590
1,260
71 Agricultural Inspectors
$39,180
50
72 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$38,120
1,290
73 Tapers
$37,620
30
74 Mechanical Door Repairers
$37,580
230
75 Traffic Technicians
$37,220
40
76 Other Building Cleaning Workers
$35,970
140
77 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$35,940
50
78 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$35,810
280
79 Motorcycle Mechanics
$35,740
60
80 Carpet Installers
$35,590
0
81 Solar Photovoltaic Installers
$35,320
0
82 Food Service Managers
$35,240
1,880
83 Correspondence Clerks
$34,870
30
84 Etchers and Engravers
$33,160
0
85 All Occupations
$33,010
623,860
86 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$32,690
90
87 Desktop Publishers
$31,870
30
88 Flight Attendants
$31,480
0
89 Roofers Helpers
$28,100
130
90 Grinding and Polishing Workers
$27,020
40
91 Museum Technicians and Conservators
$25,690
40
92 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$24,980
40
93 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
$24,780
50
94 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
$24,590
50
95 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
$23,130
70
96 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$21,390
40
97 Legislators
$19,230
170
98 Other Woodworkers
$19,010
220

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