Highest-paying business jobs in Knoxville

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Knoxville

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Knoxville, TN metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as "business and financial operations occupations" were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

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#25. Tax preparers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $44,180
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,080
- Employment: 83,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)
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#24. Fundraisers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,580
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,870
- Employment: 82,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
--- Salinas, CA ($83,760)
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#23. Credit counselors

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,590
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- Employment: 31,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($74,570)
--- Lincoln, NE ($69,990)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($66,410)
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#22. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $55,990
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,850
- Employment: 98,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)
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#21. Human resources specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $57,770
- #374 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,700

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,720
- Employment: 740,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)

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#20. Training and development specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $59,670
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,620
- Employment: 336,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($111,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
--- Decatur, AL ($94,650)
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#19. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,810
- Employment: 87,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)
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#18. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $61,380
- #268 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,080
- Employment: 727,540
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)
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#17. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $61,980
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,200
- Employment: 52,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)
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#16. Logisticians

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,700
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)

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#15. Labor relations specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,150
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,070
- Employment: 63,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)
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#14. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,310
- #254 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#13. Insurance underwriters

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $67,370
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,940
- Employment: 107,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)
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#12. Accountants and auditors

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $67,670
- #406 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,500

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)
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#11. Cost estimators

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $68,330
- #196 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- Employment: 208,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)

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#10. Credit analysts

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $69,020
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,030
- Employment: 68,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
--- Danbury, CT ($121,560)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)
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#9. Compliance officers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $71,690
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,810
- Employment: 334,340
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)
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#8. Personal financial advisors

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $71,750
- #419 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#7. Loan officers

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $73,150
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)
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#6. Budget analysts

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $77,220
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,240
- Employment: 47,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
--- Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)

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#5. Management analysts

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $77,600
- #406 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 800

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#4. Financial and investment analysts

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $83,050
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)
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#3. Project management specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $86,470
- #217 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,360

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#2. Financial examiners

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $96,320
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $96,180
- Employment: 60,750
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)
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#1. Financial risk specialists

Knoxville, TN
- Annual mean salary: $105,140
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,610
- Employment: 54,320
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)

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