Highest-paying business jobs in Nashville

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November 30, 2022
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Highest-paying business jobs in Nashville

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, 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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#27. Tax preparers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $45,860
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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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#26. Meeting, convention, and event planners

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $47,710
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#25. Credit counselors

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $51,110
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#24. Training and development specialists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $57,450
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,650

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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#23. Human resources specialists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $58,030
- #369 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,680

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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#22. Fundraisers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $59,880
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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#21. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $60,290
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#20. Compliance officers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $62,780
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,200

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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#19. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,760
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#18. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $65,800
- #267 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,870

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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#17. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,300
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,960

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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#16. Logisticians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,660
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,190

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

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $66,690
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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. Cost estimators

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $68,740
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#13. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $70,480
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)

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#12. Insurance underwriters

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $71,680
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

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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#11. Accountants and auditors

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $72,250
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,570

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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#10. Budget analysts

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $72,890
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#9. Project management specialists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $80,350
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,440

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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#8. Loan officers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $80,980
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,390

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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#7. Credit analysts

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $82,620
- #60 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

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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#6. Management analysts

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $84,780
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,800

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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#5. Financial risk specialists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $84,920
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#4. Financial examiners

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $92,620
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#3. Financial and investment analysts

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $95,800
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,680

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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#2. Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $97,500
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,410
- Employment: 12,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($132,660)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($131,780)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($131,330)
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#1. Personal financial advisors

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $108,980
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,590

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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