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Top 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area

The top 100 highest paying jobs in Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (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 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area is geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) with an average annual salary of $93,920. The second highest paying job is rotary drill operator, oil and gas (average salary $89,380). The salary and the employment information in Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Jobs in Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$93,920
30
2 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$89,380
50
3 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$85,310
30
4 Marketing Managers
$82,120
30
5 Purchasing Managers
$72,040
40
6 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$66,820
30
7 Gaming Managers
$65,250
30
8 Database Administrators
$64,880
40
9 Human Resources Managers
$63,740
70
10 Budget Analysts
$59,930
50
11 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$59,090
50
12 Other Engineering Technicians
$58,850
120
13 Other Teachers and Instructors
$55,690
40
14 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$54,030
70
15 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$51,990
40
16 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$51,840
50
17 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$50,460
40
18 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$50,000
70
19 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$49,920
150
20 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
$49,900
0
21 Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$48,970
90
22 Construction and Building Inspectors
$48,400
30
23 Chemical Technicians
$46,950
30
24 Music Directors and Composers
$45,980
30
25 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$45,960
40
26 Extraction Workers Helpers
$43,590
120
27 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$43,270
0
28 Agricultural Inspectors
$43,080
50
29 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$42,610
60
30 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$41,270
0
31 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$41,160
50
32 Engineers, All Other
$40,020
80
33 Tax Preparers
$39,310
60
34 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$38,650
50
35 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$38,410
120
36 Chefs and Head Cooks
$37,180
100
37 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$37,000
40
38 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$36,860
80
39 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
$36,160
40
40 Sheet Metal Workers
$35,970
170
41 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$35,590
0
42 Lodging Managers
$34,920
40
43 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$34,280
110
44 Graphic Designers
$34,200
40
45 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$34,090
30
46 Log Graders and Scalers
$33,960
70
47 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$33,830
50
48 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$33,490
0
49 Fallers
$33,130
0
50 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$32,950
40
51 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$31,960
520
52 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$31,830
190
53 Advertising Sales Agents
$31,610
60
54 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$31,190
30
55 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$30,950
30
56 Medical Transcriptionists
$30,940
40
57 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
$30,890
40
58 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$30,740
60
59 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$29,250
110
60 Roofers
$29,110
80
61 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$28,920
70
62 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
$28,810
0
63 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$28,470
150
64 Firefighters
$28,420
200
65 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
$27,940
1,250
66 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
$27,900
130
67 Food Batchmakers
$27,660
30
68 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
$26,980
100
69 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
$24,860
620
70 Carpenters Helpers
$24,620
60
71 Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters Helpers
$24,570
50
72 Correctional Officers and Jailers
$24,470
200
73 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$24,410
80
74 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
$24,090
50
75 Printing Press Operators
$23,570
50
76 Other Production Workers
$23,450
50
77 Word Processors and Typists
$22,480
40
78 Bailiffs
$21,960
30
79 Gaming Cage Workers
$21,640
80
80 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
$21,520
90
81 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
$20,830
50
82 Physical Therapist Aides
$20,480
30
83 Orderlies
$19,850
30
84 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
$19,740
30
85 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
$19,730
40
86 Mental Health Counselors
$19,560
40
87 Security Guards
$19,510
640
88 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$19,370
0
89 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$19,190
50
90 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
$19,060
590
91 Crossing Guards
$18,980
30
92 Sewing Machine Operators
$18,920
320
93 Restaurant Cooks
$18,910
610
94 Order Clerks
$18,550
40
95 All Other Cooks
$18,230
120
96 Parking Lot Attendants
$18,200
30
97 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
$17,930
40
98 Fast Food Cooks
$17,860
790

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