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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 $201,220. 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 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Mississippi

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$201,220
1,920
2 Anesthesiologists
$185,490
90
3 Family and General Practitioners
$183,410
800
4 Orthodontists
$176,720
70
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$162,620
320
6 Psychiatrists
$156,110
90
7 General Dentists
$148,760
770
8 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$130,110
110
9 Pharmacists
$121,510
2,740
10 Petroleum Engineers
$115,100
600
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$114,180
840
12 Aerospace Engineers
$101,320
110
13 Engineers, All Other
$101,230
380
14 Optometrists
$100,470
200
15 Chemical Engineers
$98,690
150
16 Physicists
$98,610
90
17 Natural Sciences Managers
$98,520
160
18 Lawyers
$98,150
3,070
19 Nurse Practitioners
$97,310
2,350
20 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$95,300
160
21 Chief Executives
$94,780
940
22 Materials Engineers
$93,130
90
23 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$92,890
90
24 Mathematicians
$92,740
30
25 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$92,320
360
26 Electrical Engineers
$91,260
950
27 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$91,190
40
28 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$91,060
230
29 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$90,370
150
30 Financial Managers
$89,150
2,920
31 Mechanical Engineers
$88,210
1,170
32 Other Psychologists
$87,260
70
33 Computer Hardware Engineers
$86,900
290
34 Physical Therapists
$86,510
1,700
35 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$85,980
630
36 Industrial Production Managers
$85,520
1,650
37 All Other Managers
$84,390
990
38 Applications Software Developers
$84,380
860
39 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$84,140
1,170
40 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$83,660
320
41 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$83,490
90
42 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$83,160
60
43 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$83,110
520
44 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$82,860
200
45 Air Traffic Controllers
$82,550
140
46 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$82,540
390
47 Other Education Administrators
$81,700
110
48 Occupational Therapists
$80,830
910
49 Marketing Managers
$80,710
470
50 Sales Managers
$79,560
1,460
51 Purchasing Managers
$79,180
570
52 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$79,090
850
53 Industrial Engineers
$79,010
1,630
54 Sales Engineers
$78,850
120
55 Civil Engineers
$78,800
1,630
56 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$77,820
570
57 Soil and Plant Scientists
$77,550
100
58 Training and Development Managers
$77,260
190
59 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$76,720
190
60 Financial Examiners
$76,440
150
61 Systems Software Developers
$76,330
850
62 Chiropractors
$76,280
110
63 Personal Financial Advisors
$76,030
770
64 Veterinarians
$75,720
450
65 Other Computer Occupations
$75,660
640
66 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$75,580
1,620
67 Human Resources Managers
$75,060
980
68 Medical and Health Services Managers
$75,060
2,580
69 Commercial Pilots
$74,750
480
70 Operations Research Analysts
$73,800
220
71 Radiation Therapists
$73,800
160
72 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$73,750
2,470
73 Other Biological Scientists
$73,070
290
74 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$72,240
160
75 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$72,200
70
76 Ship Engineers
$71,790
60
77 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$71,020
60
78 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$70,560
950
79 Power Plant Operators
$70,500
510
80 Microbiologists
$70,110
40
81 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$69,690
490
82 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$69,690
70
83 Economists
$69,650
40
84 Computer Network Architects
$69,640
670
85 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$69,160
190
86 Financial Analysts
$69,060
530
87 Logisticians
$68,980
660
88 Other Therapists
$68,930
0
89 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$68,730
470
90 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$67,930
310
91 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$67,150
1,240
92 Environmental Engineers
$67,080
400
93 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$67,000
230
94 Gaming Managers
$66,970
230
95 Computer Programmers
$66,590
700
96 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$66,040
270
97 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$65,950
290
98 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$65,910
70
99 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$65,760
100
100 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$65,430
70
101 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$65,340
610
102 Audiologists
$65,240
110
103 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$65,180
200
104 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$64,960
1,140
105 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$64,920
60
106 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$64,740
50
107 Locomotive Engineers
$64,730
560
108 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$64,490
40
109 Database Administrators
$64,320
360
110 General and Operations Managers
$64,260
24,110
111 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$64,240
60
112 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$63,990
150
113 Management Analysts
$63,980
1,480
114 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$63,910
120
115 Postsecondary History Teachers
$63,690
200
116 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$63,160
30
117 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$62,870
100
118 Information Security Analysts
$62,660
310
119 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$62,310
260
120 Administrative Services Managers
$62,250
3,040
121 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,200
690
122 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$62,200
730
123 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$61,640
1,480
124 Transportation Inspectors
$61,500
140
125 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$61,450
40
126 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$61,270
270
127 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$61,220
110
128 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$61,170
450
129 Chemists
$61,100
240
130 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$60,700
70
131 Computer Systems Analysts
$59,950
1,750
132 Gas Plant Operators
$59,940
40
133 Insurance Underwriters
$59,890
280
134 Labor Relations Specialists
$59,800
210
135 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$59,530
150
136 Other Engineering Technicians
$59,250
480
137 Budget Analysts
$59,250
410
138 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$59,140
310
139 Statisticians
$58,920
60
140 Other Business Operations Specialists
$58,760
3,220
141 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$58,550
30
142 Speech-Language Pathologists
$58,540
1,410
143 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$58,280
1,570
144 Dental Hygienists
$58,110
1,250
145 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$58,030
40
146 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$57,890
40
147 Credit Analysts
$57,770
380
148 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$57,320
60
149 Avionics Technicians
$57,310
110
150 Technical Writers
$57,120
90
151 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$57,090
2,090
152 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$57,080
380
153 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$57,060
1,150
154 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$56,880
820
155 Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$56,820
50
156 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,780
350
157 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$56,640
600
158 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$56,590
190
159 Construction Managers
$56,410
1,120
160 Loan Officers
$56,400
2,250
161 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,390
280
162 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$56,320
100
163 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,130
1,490
164 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$56,110
120
165 Web Developers
$56,110
380
166 Registered Nurses
$55,870
28,590
167 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$55,820
150
168 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$55,550
150
169 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$55,550
4,530
170 Boilermakers
$55,430
330
171 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$55,200
460
172 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$55,060
2,040
173 Urban and Regional Planners
$54,950
180
174 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$54,760
80
175 Cost Estimators
$54,650
950
176 Instructional Coordinators
$54,630
1,120
177 Other Financial Specialists
$53,860
500
178 Foresters
$53,740
180
179 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$53,610
600
180 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$53,490
410
181 Wellhead Pumpers
$53,120
60
182 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$52,930
1,020
183 Accountants and Auditors
$52,540
5,480
184 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$52,430
210
185 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$51,880
380
186 All Other Special Education Teachers
$51,840
120
187 Other Postsecondary Teachers
$51,740
160
188 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$51,670
7,320
189 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$51,390
150
190 Training and Development Specialists
$51,380
1,330
191 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$51,230
4,190
192 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$51,070
470
193 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$51,070
80
194 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$50,890
40
195 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$50,870
3,080
196 Millwrights
$50,790
1,050
197 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$50,760
370
198 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$50,560
120
199 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$50,490
1,370
200 Medical Equipment Repairers
$50,490
220

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