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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Tennessee

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Tennessee (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 Tennessee are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Tennessee is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $197,140. The second highest paying job is psychiatrists (average salary $193,730). The salary and the employment information in Tennessee is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Tennessee

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$197,140
700
2 Psychiatrists
$193,730
340
3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$190,480
100
4 General Internists
$182,150
500
5 Other Specialists Dentists
$181,140
50
6 Family and General Practitioners
$181,140
1,120
7 General Dentists
$174,920
1,390
8 Nurse Anesthetists
$146,260
2,280
9 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$136,120
0
10 Physicists
$132,290
390
11 Podiatrists
$130,720
120
12 Air Traffic Controllers
$130,190
620
13 Orthodontists
$129,390
60
14 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$128,320
390
15 Chief Executives
$123,170
5,830
16 Pharmacists
$122,750
7,440
17 Nuclear Engineers
$121,950
680
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$115,760
3,420
19 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$112,830
280
20 Optometrists
$110,760
670
21 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$109,610
5,180
22 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$109,130
170
23 Natural Sciences Managers
$108,210
460
24 Materials Engineers
$104,110
750
25 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$102,750
210
26 Lawyers
$101,450
7,610
27 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$100,020
320
28 Marketing Managers
$99,650
3,600
29 Chemical Engineers
$99,480
670
30 Other Psychologists
$97,250
210
31 Computer Network Architects
$96,540
2,200
32 Financial Managers
$96,050
14,500
33 Sales Managers
$94,830
7,360
34 Nurse Practitioners
$94,720
6,550
35 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$94,360
1,100
36 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$94,040
40
37 Hydrologists
$93,820
70
38 Actuaries
$93,500
80
39 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$93,100
100
40 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$92,870
520
41 Petroleum Engineers
$92,370
40
42 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$91,210
40
43 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$91,160
680
44 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$90,500
870
45 Other Physical Scientists
$90,060
80
46 Industrial Production Managers
$89,670
4,590
47 Chiropractors
$89,630
480
48 Electrical Engineers
$89,100
2,560
49 Physician Assistants
$88,950
1,610
50 Human Resources Managers
$88,750
3,160
51 Medical and Health Services Managers
$87,960
9,630
52 Applications Software Developers
$87,890
6,310
53 Purchasing Managers
$87,820
1,800
54 Civil Engineers
$87,450
3,980
55 Systems Software Developers
$86,890
4,520
56 Aerospace Engineers
$86,440
160
57 General and Operations Managers
$86,380
41,160
58 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$86,330
440
59 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$86,090
240
60 Physical Therapists
$84,920
4,640
61 Nurse Midwives
$84,860
70
62 Computer Hardware Engineers
$84,730
720
63 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$84,490
5,310
64 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,160
50
65 Power Plant Operators
$84,100
550
66 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$83,760
280
67 Mechanical Engineers
$83,260
4,200
68 Environmental Engineers
$83,100
1,100
69 Training and Development Managers
$82,440
1,170
70 Occupational Therapists
$81,880
2,100
71 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$81,660
260
72 Industrial Engineers
$81,640
5,540
73 Sales Engineers
$81,350
850
74 Information Security Analysts
$81,030
1,580
75 Materials Scientists
$80,310
260
76 All Other Managers
$79,930
10,570
77 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$79,480
4,070
78 Epidemiologists
$79,200
200
79 Veterinarians
$79,070
1,560
80 Database Administrators
$79,060
1,420
81 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$78,580
700
82 Agricultural Engineers
$78,570
0
83 Environmental Science Teachers
$78,150
60
84 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$77,500
5,610
85 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$77,490
4,050
86 Nuclear Technicians
$76,970
200
87 Other Plant and System Operators
$76,180
440
88 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$75,760
5,490
89 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$75,550
60
90 Management Analysts
$74,970
6,910
91 Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,780
2,650
92 Other Computer Occupations
$74,730
3,620
93 Transportation Inspectors
$74,580
270
94 Administrative Services Managers
$74,540
6,800
95 Engineers, All Other
$74,310
3,320
96 Genetic Counselors
$74,110
40
97 Computer Programmers
$74,060
4,090
98 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$73,950
190
99 Ship Engineers
$73,800
360
100 Computer Systems Analysts
$73,530
8,370
101 Landscape Architects
$73,350
160
102 Construction Managers
$72,800
5,460
103 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$72,780
940
104 Other Biological Scientists
$72,710
280
105 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$72,060
400
106 Financial Examiners
$72,000
650
107 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,850
1,560
108 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$71,470
70
109 Radiation Therapists
$71,230
430
110 Financial Analysts
$70,850
4,500
111 Audiologists
$70,420
330
112 Conservation Scientists
$70,260
170
113 Biomedical Engineers
$70,130
330
114 Commercial Pilots
$70,080
380
115 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$69,650
1,250
116 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$69,480
30
117 Emergency Management Directors
$69,390
160
118 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$69,310
670
119 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$69,220
6,330
120 Art Directors
$69,100
330
121 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,720
2,890
122 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$68,660
50
123 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$68,500
2,530
124 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,480
50
125 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$67,900
9,120
126 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$67,710
240
127 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$67,400
350
128 Insurance Underwriters
$67,280
930
129 Real Estate Brokers
$66,760
450
130 Statisticians
$66,640
600
131 Personal Financial Advisors
$66,590
2,410
132 Labor Relations Specialists
$66,340
890
133 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$66,320
150
134 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
$66,210
170
135 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$66,180
90
136 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$66,100
260
137 Dental Hygienists
$65,870
3,860
138 Budget Analysts
$65,860
510
139 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$65,800
90
140 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$65,530
610
141 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$65,520
150
142 Economists
$65,450
70
143 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$65,150
520
144 Funeral Service Managers
$64,840
190
145 Mathematicians
$64,540
40
146 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$64,330
190
147 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$63,920
690
148 Chemists
$63,800
1,080
149 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$63,740
410
150 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$63,530
80
151 Other Education Administrators
$63,480
1,420
152 Operations Research Analysts
$63,440
1,480
153 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$63,380
1,470
154 Transit and Railroad Police
$63,240
80
155 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$63,150
1,750
156 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$63,130
1,400
157 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$63,120
760
158 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$62,780
430
159 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$62,380
670
160 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$62,230
410
161 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$62,210
1,630
162 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$62,030
10,940
163 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$61,910
730
164 Credit Analysts
$61,750
960
165 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$61,530
790
166 Locomotive Engineers
$61,410
950
167 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$61,340
3,880
168 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$61,190
910
169 Mathematical Technicians
$61,080
30
170 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$60,960
6,770
171 Social and Community Service Managers
$60,920
2,460
172 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$60,730
680
173 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$60,720
210
174 Accountants and Auditors
$60,440
18,300
175 Loan Officers
$60,320
5,890
176 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$60,270
4,620
177 Web Developers
$60,080
1,510
178 Technical Writers
$60,030
480
179 Postsecondary History Teachers
$59,680
480
180 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$59,640
90
181 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$59,520
1,440
182 Fish and Game Wardens
$59,180
350
183 Registered Nurses
$59,080
59,350
184 Cost Estimators
$59,010
3,080
185 Logisticians
$58,800
2,710
186 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$58,570
230
187 Postal Service Clerks
$58,550
1,550
188 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$58,490
500
189 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$58,220
1,650
190 Physical Therapist Assistants
$58,080
2,820
191 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$58,030
150
192 Other Financial Specialists
$57,700
2,160
193 Rail Car Repairers
$57,700
210
194 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,360
100
195 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$57,260
2,180
196 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$57,220
80
197 Court Reporters
$57,060
130
198 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$57,030
80
199 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$56,980
250
200 Microbiologists
$56,940
270

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