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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Mississippi

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Mississippi (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 Mississippi are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Mississippi is other physicians and surgeons with an average annual salary of $207,400. The second highest paying job is anesthesiologists (average salary $185,490). The salary and the employment information in Mississippi is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Mississippi

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$207,400
1,760
2 Anesthesiologists
$185,490
80
3 Family and General Practitioners
$183,410
950
4 Orthodontists
$176,720
70
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$162,010
450
6 General Dentists
$156,750
640
7 Psychiatrists
$156,110
70
8 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$134,290
1,550
9 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$128,560
110
10 Pharmacists
$123,150
2,530
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$118,320
810
12 Petroleum Engineers
$115,100
600
13 Optometrists
$108,610
240
14 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$108,180
90
15 Chemical Engineers
$103,290
220
16 Aerospace Engineers
$102,970
110
17 Engineers, All Other
$100,130
410
18 Nuclear Engineers
$100,050
160
19 Natural Sciences Managers
$98,630
160
20 Nurse Practitioners
$98,470
2,480
21 Actuaries
$98,390
60
22 Chief Executives
$97,470
710
23 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$95,440
180
24 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$95,090
40
25 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$94,770
150
26 Other Psychologists
$94,400
60
27 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$93,820
240
28 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$93,810
350
29 Commercial Pilots
$92,990
360
30 Mathematicians
$92,740
30
31 Physicists
$92,010
90
32 Industrial Production Managers
$90,950
1,830
33 Electrical Engineers
$90,940
1,050
34 Mechanical Engineers
$89,770
1,160
35 Financial Managers
$89,760
3,470
36 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$89,600
300
37 Nurse Midwives
$89,580
30
38 Sales Managers
$89,260
1,350
39 Lawyers
$89,240
3,190
40 Marketing Managers
$89,200
470
41 Other Physical Scientists
$89,010
310
42 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$88,740
1,150
43 Applications Software Developers
$87,030
740
44 Materials Engineers
$86,990
120
45 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$85,980
630
46 Physical Therapists
$85,670
1,720
47 Other Education Administrators
$85,160
120
48 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$84,680
910
49 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$84,220
0
50 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$84,200
200
51 Environmental Science Teachers
$84,100
30
52 Air Traffic Controllers
$83,730
130
53 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$83,660
270
54 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$83,420
550
55 Mining and Geological Engineers
$83,180
60
56 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$83,160
60
57 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$82,630
530
58 Training and Development Managers
$82,120
160
59 Human Resources Managers
$81,740
960
60 All Other Managers
$81,580
1,060
61 Radiation Therapists
$80,520
180
62 Industrial Engineers
$79,850
1,760
63 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$79,570
190
64 Occupational Therapists
$79,440
960
65 Civil Engineers
$79,380
1,490
66 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$79,060
1,710
67 Chiropractors
$78,980
120
68 Purchasing Managers
$78,720
520
69 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$78,690
150
70 Medical and Health Services Managers
$78,670
2,700
71 Soil and Plant Scientists
$78,260
90
72 Other Computer Occupations
$78,210
600
73 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$77,220
910
74 Computer Hardware Engineers
$76,970
230
75 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$76,410
2,590
76 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$76,260
60
77 Veterinarians
$75,980
450
78 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$75,920
70
79 Sales Engineers
$75,710
90
80 Ship Engineers
$75,030
120
81 Systems Software Developers
$74,780
960
82 Microbiologists
$74,280
30
83 Other Biological Scientists
$74,260
290
84 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$73,950
170
85 Nuclear Technicians
$73,930
50
86 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$73,790
50
87 Transportation Inspectors
$73,760
220
88 Logisticians
$73,710
720
89 Personal Financial Advisors
$73,480
750
90 Gaming Managers
$73,470
230
91 Financial Examiners
$72,840
160
92 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$72,840
100
93 Financial Analysts
$72,640
430
94 Power Plant Operators
$72,600
420
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$71,560
1,250
96 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,530
490
97 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$71,240
280
98 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$70,460
150
99 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$70,380
60
100 Computer Programmers
$70,370
780
101 Computer Network Architects
$70,210
680
102 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$69,970
50
103 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$69,900
320
104 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$69,380
90
105 Chemists
$68,840
240
106 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,760
30
107 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$68,730
470
108 Operations Research Analysts
$68,380
220
109 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$68,310
40
110 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$68,240
60
111 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,700
1,290
112 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,960
290
113 Economists
$66,930
30
114 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$66,920
540
115 Audiologists
$66,670
110
116 Administrative Services Managers
$66,600
2,990
117 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$66,580
300
118 Environmental Engineers
$66,290
400
119 Database Administrators
$66,240
360
120 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$66,240
200
121 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$65,890
240
122 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$65,870
40
123 Information Security Analysts
$65,840
330
124 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$65,700
240
125 Insurance Underwriters
$65,050
300
126 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$65,010
130
127 Locomotive Engineers
$64,730
560
128 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$64,240
50
129 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$64,130
550
130 Postsecondary History Teachers
$63,850
180
131 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$63,840
310
132 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$63,370
100
133 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,160
30
134 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$63,040
120
135 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$62,920
130
136 Labor Relations Specialists
$62,640
220
137 Other Business Operations Specialists
$62,640
3,000
138 Management Analysts
$62,610
1,410
139 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,600
710
140 Credit Analysts
$61,850
360
141 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$61,450
40
142 Gas Plant Operators
$61,320
140
143 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$61,290
60
144 General and Operations Managers
$61,190
25,330
145 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$61,080
270
146 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$60,840
50
147 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$60,840
1,500
148 Budget Analysts
$60,690
440
149 Urban and Regional Planners
$60,680
200
150 Statisticians
$60,640
50
151 Computer Systems Analysts
$60,500
1,860
152 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$60,460
30
153 Loan Officers
$60,390
2,130
154 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,210
1,300
155 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$60,210
40
156 Other Financial Specialists
$60,200
410
157 Avionics Technicians
$59,730
110
158 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$59,670
580
159 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$59,430
420
160 Construction Managers
$59,310
1,130
161 Other Drafters
$59,170
60
162 Web Developers
$59,150
370
163 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$59,050
1,980
164 Speech-Language Pathologists
$59,000
1,390
165 Other Engineering Technicians
$58,690
540
166 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$58,550
30
167 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$58,280
1,570
168 Cost Estimators
$58,100
980
169 Dental Hygienists
$58,080
1,400
170 Technical Writers
$58,060
120
171 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$57,920
60
172 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$57,890
40
173 Physician Assistants
$57,730
250
174 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$57,600
4,480
175 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$57,550
30
176 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$57,420
340
177 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$57,320
60
178 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$57,250
340
179 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,240
390
180 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$57,160
70
181 Registered Nurses
$56,810
28,760
182 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$56,740
620
183 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$56,550
380
184 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$56,440
70
185 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$56,410
30
186 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$56,320
100
187 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$56,180
730
188 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,170
2,000
189 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,130
1,490
190 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$56,050
100
191 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$56,030
110
192 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$55,820
150
193 Foresters
$55,610
190
194 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$55,380
180
195 Accountants and Auditors
$55,310
5,450
196 Instructional Coordinators
$55,250
1,210
197 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$54,710
4,340
198 Training and Development Specialists
$54,510
1,410
199 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$54,220
420
200 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$54,210
80

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