Highest-paying jobs in Nashville

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July 8, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Nashville

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Nashville, the annual mean wage is $53,730 or 7.8% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $328,520. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $102,640
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,700
- Employment: 22,870
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($127,700)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($123,690)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($122,770)
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#49. Physician assistants

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $102,680
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 990

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)
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#48. Software developers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $102,970
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 5,900

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#47. Nurse midwives

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $103,460
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $114,210
- Employment: 7,750
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Charleston, WV ($169,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($162,800)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($157,570)
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#46. Human resources managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $103,730
- #273 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,500

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)

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#45. Training and development managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $103,920
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

National
- Annual mean salary: $128,800
- Employment: 35,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($180,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($176,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($166,410)
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#44. Fundraising managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $104,950
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,400
- Employment: 23,190
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($175,610)
--- Syracuse, NY ($155,700)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($153,980)
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#43. Public relations managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $105,480
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $138,000
- Employment: 59,850
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,410)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($182,890)
--- Boulder, CO ($174,250)
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#42. Bioengineers and biomedical engineers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $101,020
- Employment: 17,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Flagstaff, AZ ($151,560)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($122,950)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($120,340)
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#41. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $105,980
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,190
- Employment: 81,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($255,250)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($243,380)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($242,540)

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#40. Compensation and benefits managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $106,490
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $139,470
- Employment: 15,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($190,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($187,770)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,130)
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#39. Computer network architects

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $106,860
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#38. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $108,720
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#37. Personal financial advisors

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

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- 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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#36. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $109,700
- #42 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,640
- Employment: 58,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($136,630)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,200)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,060)

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#35. Veterinarians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $111,170
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,920
- Employment: 77,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,670)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($140,390)
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#33 (tie). Political science teachers, postsecondary

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $111,460
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,980
- Employment: 14,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($155,350)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($150,290)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($140,340)
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#33 (tie). Industrial production managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $111,460
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)
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#32. Computer hardware engineers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $115,960
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,230
- Employment: 73,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,210)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($183,320)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($161,580)
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#31. Environmental engineers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $117,260
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,220
- Employment: 42,660
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($131,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,470)
--- Idaho Falls, ID ($127,160)

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#30. Optometrists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $118,370
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 38,720
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Wilmington, NC ($198,370)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($172,190)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($169,140)
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#29. Purchasing managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $118,510
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $134,590
- Employment: 69,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($181,030)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,010)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($174,760)
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#28. Medical and health services managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $119,200
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,270

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#27. Pharmacists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $120,450
- #240 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)
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#26. Database architects

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $121,780
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,840
- Employment: 50,440
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,830)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($156,530)

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#25. Natural sciences managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $123,480
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $156,110
- Employment: 74,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($222,360)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($219,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($216,750)
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#24. Marketing managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $125,290
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,440
- Employment: 278,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($210,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($198,870)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($191,310)
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#23. Advertising and promotions managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $125,840
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,860
- Employment: 22,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($193,980)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($182,520)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($166,620)
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#22. Lawyers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $126,130
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,610

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)
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#21. General and operations managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $128,040
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,400

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,250
- Employment: 2,984,920
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
--- Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)

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#20. Administrative services managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $130,020
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,930

National
- Annual mean salary: $113,030
- Employment: 224,620
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,360)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($142,650)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($141,950)
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#19. Architectural and engineering managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $134,190
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#18. Sales managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $134,600
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,310

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)
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#17. Physicists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $136,010
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,580
- Employment: 20,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($199,830)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($195,300)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($188,250)
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#16. Computer and information systems managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $136,440
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,020

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)

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#15. Financial managers

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $139,100
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,590

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)
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#14. Podiatrists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $144,200
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,380
- Employment: 8,840
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($231,930)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($219,920)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($205,040)
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#13. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $144,670
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,520
- Employment: 27,790
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($225,610)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($208,310)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($200,980)
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#12. Dentists, general

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $164,780
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)
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#11. Psychiatrists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $172,190
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $249,760
- Employment: 25,520
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($360,840)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($360,740)
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($333,190)

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#10. Nurse anesthetists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $177,470
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $202,470
- Employment: 43,950
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Springfield, IL ($298,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($283,550)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($276,810)
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#9. General internal medicine physicians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $182,260
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $242,190
- Employment: 58,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rockford, IL ($359,200)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($350,330)
--- Sumter, SC ($334,810)
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#8. Pediatricians, general

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $182,690
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

National
- Annual mean salary: $198,420
- Employment: 33,620
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Austin-Round Rock, TX ($298,760)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($298,320)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($291,940)
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#7. Chief executives

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $187,070
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,350

National
- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)
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#6. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $221,680
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $270,090
- Employment: 11,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($356,830)
--- Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA ($355,740)
--- York-Hanover, PA ($344,470)

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#5. Family medicine physicians

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $222,270
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)
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#4. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $229,930
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $306,220
- Employment: 16,260
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($366,650)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($364,290)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($354,880)
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#3. Anesthesiologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $244,070
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $331,190
- Employment: 31,130
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Billings, MT ($367,320)
--- Tallahassee, FL ($363,190)
--- Fort Wayne, IN ($358,430)
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#2. Cardiologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $319,580
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $353,970
- Employment: 18,610
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($411,230)
--- Cleveland-Elyria, OH ($365,880)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($363,270)
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#1. Dermatologists

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Annual mean salary: $328,520
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $302,740
- Employment: 9,230
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL ($352,500)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($349,550)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($340,840)

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