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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 nurse anesthetists with an average annual salary of $155,070. The second highest paying job is general dentist (average salary $135,280). The salary and the employment information in Mississippi is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Mississippi

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Nurse Anesthetists
$155,070
180
2 General Dentists
$135,280
660
3 Pharmacists
$121,210
2,640
4 Petroleum Engineers
$113,060
610
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$108,900
1,000
6 Optometrists
$107,470
230
7 Chief Executives
$101,450
910
8 Natural Sciences Managers
$100,900
150
9 Engineers, All Other
$96,410
320
10 Aerospace Engineers
$96,240
80
11 Nurse Practitioners
$94,990
2,150
12 Physicists
$93,250
100
13 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$90,540
210
14 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$90,420
180
15 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$90,340
410
16 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$90,180
110
17 Chemical Engineers
$89,150
200
18 Other Physical Scientists
$88,030
300
19 Physical Therapists
$86,820
1,530
20 Computer Hardware Engineers
$86,340
400
21 Electrical Engineers
$85,830
750
22 Lawyers
$85,570
2,900
23 Commercial Pilots
$84,950
420
24 Occupational Therapists
$84,550
750
25 Industrial Production Managers
$83,610
1,670
26 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$83,490
100
27 Mining and Geological Engineers
$83,180
60
28 Applications Software Developers
$83,180
790
29 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$83,160
60
30 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$82,650
190
31 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$81,140
70
32 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$80,710
590
33 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$80,240
1,060
34 Sales Engineers
$80,010
90
35 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$79,930
330
36 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$79,840
300
37 Purchasing Managers
$79,800
620
38 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$79,090
1,260
39 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$78,750
50
40 Air Traffic Controllers
$78,270
140
41 Radiation Therapists
$77,890
190
42 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$77,850
540
43 Chemists
$77,280
240
44 Financial Managers
$77,230
3,070
45 Veterinarians
$77,010
440
46 Environmental Science Teachers
$77,010
40
47 Soil and Plant Scientists
$76,670
100
48 Industrial Engineers
$76,650
1,630
49 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$76,330
150
50 Medical and Health Services Managers
$76,210
2,430
51 Training and Development Managers
$76,110
200
52 Mechanical Engineers
$76,010
880
53 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$75,870
150
54 General and Operations Managers
$75,730
19,570
55 Marketing Managers
$75,380
600
56 Systems Software Developers
$75,010
580
57 Civil Engineers
$74,680
1,690
58 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$74,240
190
59 Chiropractors
$74,220
110
60 Sales Managers
$74,160
1,800
61 Materials Engineers
$73,870
100
62 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$72,060
2,360
63 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,930
730
64 Other Computer Occupations
$71,920
640
65 Microbiologists
$71,520
40
66 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$70,920
550
67 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,420
260
68 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$70,410
80
69 Economists
$69,650
40
70 Logisticians
$69,600
580
71 Other Biological Scientists
$69,580
280
72 Financial Examiners
$69,230
120
73 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$68,170
360
74 Human Resources Managers
$68,000
820
75 Computer Network Architects
$67,920
770
76 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$67,820
610
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$67,630
230
78 Nuclear Technicians
$67,630
80
79 Gas Plant Operators
$67,310
40
80 Operations Research Analysts
$67,150
220
81 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$66,880
170
82 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$66,060
840
83 Construction Managers
$65,680
1,700
84 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$65,660
220
85 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$65,590
1,060
86 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$65,350
0
87 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$65,320
340
88 Power Plant Operators
$65,250
480
89 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$65,000
280
90 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$64,850
1,210
91 Environmental Engineers
$64,630
430
92 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$64,580
50
93 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$63,640
1,850
94 Database Administrators
$63,390
320
95 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$63,220
60
96 Gaming Managers
$63,100
220
97 Funeral Service Managers
$62,560
110
98 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$62,480
260
99 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$62,410
170
100 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$62,310
200
101 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$62,190
50
102 Management Analysts
$62,050
1,440
103 Financial Analysts
$61,970
590
104 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$61,830
430
105 Boilermakers
$61,540
0
106 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$60,790
50
107 Other Engineering Technicians
$60,700
280
108 Audiologists
$60,620
100
109 Computer Systems Analysts
$60,600
1,510
110 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$60,460
30
111 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$60,390
170
112 Information Security Analysts
$60,000
330
113 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$59,920
110
114 Budget Analysts
$59,910
390
115 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$59,890
0
116 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$58,920
2,240
117 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$58,860
410
118 Locomotive Engineers
$58,510
560
119 Computer Programmers
$58,480
920
120 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$58,020
110
121 Other Business Operations Specialists
$58,000
0
122 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$57,860
50
123 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$57,810
210
124 Cost Estimators
$57,730
940
125 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$57,510
170
126 Other Financial Specialists
$57,490
370
127 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,440
280
128 Ship Engineers
$57,370
90
129 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$57,330
490
130 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$57,320
0
131 Administrative Services Managers
$57,310
2,940
132 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$57,270
130
133 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$56,970
60
134 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$56,750
60
135 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$56,520
620
136 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$56,510
350
137 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$55,670
180
138 Postal Service Clerks
$55,580
700
139 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$55,570
280
140 Technical Writers
$55,460
90
141 Speech-Language Pathologists
$55,200
1,350
142 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$55,070
340
143 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$55,010
590
144 Registered Nurses
$54,940
28,070
145 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$54,780
940
146 Bridge and Lock Tenders
$54,710
60
147 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$54,530
1,840
148 Transportation Inspectors
$54,380
110
149 Dental Hygienists
$54,300
990
150 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$54,290
1,250
151 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$54,220
370
152 Postsecondary History Teachers
$54,160
250
153 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$53,680
450
154 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$53,680
240
155 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$53,530
2,960
156 Instructional Coordinators
$53,180
840
157 Personal Financial Advisors
$53,010
420
158 Avionics Technicians
$52,680
260
159 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$52,590
540
160 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$52,330
200
161 Forensic Science Technicians
$52,130
100
162 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$52,110
1,480
163 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$52,100
50
164 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$52,070
840
165 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$51,410
60
166 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$51,270
4,460
167 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$51,190
840
168 Accountants and Auditors
$50,840
5,170
169 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$50,750
0
170 Foresters
$50,650
190
171 Urban and Regional Planners
$50,520
140
172 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$50,470
0
173 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$50,030
3,280
174 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$50,030
200
175 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$49,900
4,830
176 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$49,870
390
177 Training and Development Specialists
$49,680
1,050
178 Food Scientists and Technologists
$49,630
30
179 Conservation Scientists
$49,440
550
180 Physical Therapist Assistants
$49,330
840
181 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$49,060
830
182 Unknown
$49,030
1,390
183 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$49,010
1,640
184 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$48,830
370
185 Broadcast News Analysts
$48,630
60
186 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$48,530
0
187 Other Legal Support Workers
$48,330
110
188 Art Directors
$48,230
120
189 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
$48,020
1,210
190 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$48,010
630
191 Statisticians
$47,990
30
192 Other Plant and System Operators
$47,950
60
193 Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$47,920
180
194 Labor Relations Specialists
$47,660
270
195 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$47,550
6,890
196 Landscape Architects
$47,440
110
197 Gaming Supervisors
$47,430
960
198 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$47,220
90
199 Respiratory Therapists
$47,130
1,590
200 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
$47,070
1,810

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