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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 $186,650). The salary and the employment information in Tennessee is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Tennessee

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$197,140
780
2 Psychiatrists
$186,650
210
3 Family and General Practitioners
$184,680
1,270
4 General Internists
$182,150
510
5 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$175,570
100
6 Other Specialists Dentists
$175,470
50
7 General Dentists
$170,180
1,040
8 Nurse Anesthetists
$141,150
1,520
9 Chief Executives
$140,140
5,460
10 Podiatrists
$134,700
100
11 Air Traffic Controllers
$130,130
600
12 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$121,570
170
13 Pharmacists
$121,540
7,980
14 Nuclear Engineers
$116,650
750
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$114,670
3,350
16 Physicists
$113,220
220
17 Natural Sciences Managers
$103,440
510
18 Lawyers
$102,880
7,570
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$101,200
5,540
20 Optometrists
$101,200
640
21 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$100,940
400
22 Chiropractors
$100,040
400
23 Other Physical Scientists
$99,450
80
24 Other Psychologists
$95,710
180
25 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$95,540
590
26 Chemical Engineers
$95,270
690
27 Actuaries
$93,500
80
28 Computer Network Architects
$93,490
2,040
29 Nurse Practitioners
$93,430
5,230
30 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$91,520
140
31 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$91,360
40
32 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$91,200
250
33 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$90,700
1,000
34 Materials Scientists
$90,680
180
35 Financial Managers
$90,290
13,690
36 Civil Engineers
$90,280
4,990
37 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$89,950
120
38 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$89,660
210
39 Computer Hardware Engineers
$89,250
730
40 Sales Managers
$88,270
8,890
41 Aerospace Engineers
$87,390
310
42 Physician Assistants
$87,110
1,570
43 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$86,680
90
44 Electrical Engineers
$86,130
2,440
45 Hydrologists
$85,820
90
46 Mechanical Engineers
$85,500
3,980
47 Physical Therapists
$85,420
4,330
48 General and Operations Managers
$85,220
44,400
49 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$84,360
520
50 Mining and Geological Engineers
$84,160
50
51 Funeral Service Managers
$84,070
170
52 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$83,830
870
53 Materials Engineers
$83,250
710
54 Systems Software Developers
$83,130
3,980
55 Occupational Therapists
$82,830
1,970
56 Medical and Health Services Managers
$82,820
9,460
57 Applications Software Developers
$82,740
6,060
58 Human Resources Managers
$82,690
3,160
59 Marketing Managers
$82,400
3,400
60 Engineers, All Other
$82,360
2,490
61 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$82,220
500
62 Power Plant Operators
$81,840
520
63 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$81,750
230
64 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$81,690
5,220
65 Environmental Engineers
$81,560
1,130
66 Database Administrators
$81,470
1,220
67 Economists
$80,860
60
68 Biomedical Engineers
$80,240
300
69 Purchasing Managers
$80,020
2,000
70 Industrial Production Managers
$78,840
5,030
71 Agricultural Engineers
$78,570
0
72 Environmental Science Teachers
$78,150
60
73 Veterinarians
$77,760
1,230
74 All Other Managers
$77,680
7,570
75 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$77,410
280
76 Industrial Engineers
$76,810
6,440
77 Nurse Midwives
$76,760
70
78 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$76,490
550
79 Other Plant and System Operators
$76,480
420
80 Information Security Analysts
$76,250
1,240
81 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$75,920
5,660
82 Sales Engineers
$75,470
950
83 Management Analysts
$74,720
6,350
84 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$74,300
5,430
85 Financial Examiners
$74,060
620
86 Nuclear Technicians
$74,020
240
87 Construction Managers
$74,010
4,930
88 Computer Systems Analysts
$72,780
7,250
89 Training and Development Managers
$72,770
1,140
90 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$72,230
4,090
91 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$72,230
4,460
92 Other Computer Occupations
$72,220
3,180
93 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$72,010
220
94 Emergency Management Directors
$72,000
140
95 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$71,470
70
96 Ship Engineers
$71,400
360
97 Conservation Scientists
$71,030
170
98 Transportation Inspectors
$71,020
240
99 Epidemiologists
$71,000
100
100 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,830
2,140
101 Speech-Language Pathologists
$70,810
2,490
102 Personal Financial Advisors
$70,780
2,330
103 Other Biological Scientists
$70,700
300
104 Insurance Underwriters
$70,570
880
105 Computer Programmers
$70,050
4,110
106 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$69,620
3,640
107 Radiation Therapists
$69,210
520
108 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$68,740
5,980
109 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$68,560
80
110 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$68,140
850
111 Audiologists
$67,700
320
112 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$67,680
990
113 Administrative Services Managers
$67,660
7,550
114 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$67,640
70
115 Financial Analysts
$67,490
3,690
116 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$67,360
1,540
117 Boilermakers
$67,260
280
118 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$66,410
8,600
119 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$66,400
670
120 Dental Hygienists
$66,320
4,000
121 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
$66,210
170
122 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$65,850
170
123 Statisticians
$65,750
600
124 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$65,380
1,700
125 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$65,090
670
126 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$64,710
250
127 Mathematicians
$64,540
40
128 Commercial Pilots
$64,460
410
129 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$64,360
350
130 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$64,340
410
131 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$64,210
120
132 Operations Research Analysts
$64,200
1,770
133 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$63,800
60
134 Labor Relations Specialists
$63,750
880
135 Transit and Railroad Police
$63,240
80
136 Art Directors
$63,080
280
137 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,540
5,720
138 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$62,480
920
139 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$62,350
470
140 Budget Analysts
$62,340
460
141 Genetic Counselors
$62,300
40
142 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$62,020
380
143 Instructional Coordinators
$61,820
1,930
144 Other Engineering Technicians
$61,810
1,170
145 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$61,700
530
146 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$61,540
150
147 Mathematical Technicians
$61,080
30
148 Credit Analysts
$60,460
1,180
149 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$60,400
1,210
150 All Other Special Education Teachers
$60,370
670
151 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$60,360
2,020
152 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$60,270
4,620
153 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$60,210
930
154 Logisticians
$60,180
2,390
155 Chemists
$59,970
1,140
156 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$59,770
1,900
157 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$59,630
3,880
158 Postsecondary History Teachers
$59,560
490
159 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$59,260
10,630
160 Other Financial Specialists
$59,250
1,590
161 Fish and Game Wardens
$59,180
350
162 Accountants and Auditors
$59,130
16,430
163 Court Reporters
$59,100
130
164 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$59,090
3,860
165 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$58,980
490
166 Loan Officers
$58,590
6,380
167 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$58,420
840
168 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$58,120
1,350
169 Computer Network Support Specialists
$57,990
3,050
170 Registered Nurses
$57,590
60,080
171 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$57,510
740
172 Social and Community Service Managers
$57,500
2,140
173 Physical Therapist Assistants
$57,490
2,730
174 Microbiologists
$57,430
310
175 Rail Car Repairers
$57,430
210
176 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$57,080
170
177 Urban and Regional Planners
$57,060
340
178 Set and Exhibit Designers
$56,940
120
179 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$56,860
1,740
180 Postal Service Clerks
$56,790
1,530
181 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$56,790
2,120
182 Other Business Operations Specialists
$56,610
12,880
183 Cost Estimators
$56,460
3,290
184 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$56,330
1,010
185 Locomotive Engineers
$56,250
780
186 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$55,960
1,360
187 Food Scientists and Technologists
$55,860
130
188 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$55,840
660
189 Web Developers
$55,800
1,650
190 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$55,790
110
191 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$55,670
410
192 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$55,170
280
193 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$55,120
6,600
194 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$55,050
100
195 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$55,050
640
196 Technical Writers
$54,700
670
197 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$54,680
370
198 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$54,600
2,430
199 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$54,540
30
200 Other Education Administrators
$54,430
1,370

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