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Memphis Employment

Employment and Industries in the Memphis, Tennessee Area

Memphis, Tennessee is an ideal location for manufacturing and distribution companies due to its central location and its transportation infrastructure. Although the manufacturing sector has declined its still an important part of the economy. Services are now the largest economic element in Memphis. Industries with significant roles for the city are food processing, financial services, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Memphis also has a noteworthy film industry. Memphis is also a major cotton market and an important center for hardwood and wood and paper products.

The Memphis economy is bolstered by numerous nationally and internationally known businesses including about 150 companies from 22 countries. The city is the headquarters for FedEx Corporation, International Paper and Fred's Stores. Federal Express Corporation is the largest employer in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports regarding cargo tonnage. Other companies with a large presence in the region are Belz Enterprises, AutoZone Incorporated, First Horizon National Corporation, Harrah's, Cargill Cotton, and Hilton.

The science and technology sectors are represented by companies such as Buckman Laboratories, Brother Industries USA, Morgan-Keegan, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Sharp Manufacturing of America, Wright Medical Technologies and Smith & Nephew.

Memphis has been placed in the top 8 of the 50 best major metro areas in the country for starting and growing a business by Inc Magazine. Memphis was named as one of the most successful models for economic development in the south by Southern Business and Development magazine. In addition, the agri-research sector, health related industries and high-tech bio sector are regarded as having strong growth potential.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Federal Express Corporation
  • Memphis City Schools
  • United States Government
  • Methodist Healthcare
  • Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp
  • Shelby County Government
  • Memphis City Government
  • Naval Support Activity Mid-South
  • Tennessee State Government
  • Shelby County Schools
  • University of Tennessee Memphis
  • Park Place Entertainment
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • United Postal Service
  • Kroger Delta Marketing
  • International Paper
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • University of Memphis
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

The city's major nonagricultural employment segments:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Professional and business services
  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing

Details about Memphis, Tennessee: Estimated median household income in 2007: $35,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 82.4 (national average: 100). Adult population that has earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 21%.

Some of the organizations that offer information and help to local businesses are:

The Memphis Business Journal offers details about local business and industry.

Most Popular Jobs in Memphis, Tennessee Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 13,520 $61,100 $44,840 - 79,220 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 8,600 $45,000 $35,290 - 56,300 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 5,870 $54,850 $27,780 - 90,130 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,740 $43,960 $34,980 - 54,800 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 3,990 $60,320 $35,850 - 95,300 18% 79%
6 Chief executives 2,510 $157,610 $64,610 - 2% 65%
7 Financial managers 2,440 $84,160 $41,710 - 132,690 13% 60%
8 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 2,120 $83,150 $39,270 - 159,540 12% 51%
9 Pharmacists 1,950 $110,260 $82,970 - 137,650 22% 97%
10 Sales managers 1,950 $97,350 $48,780 - 158,810 10% 69%
11 Lawyers 1,780 $120,160 $45,420 - 11% 99%
12 Managers, all other 1,740 $99,210 $46,210 - 156,300 7% 55%
13 Computer programmers 1,720 $69,910 $43,070 - 98,690 -4% 73%
14 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,380 $33,390 $22,290 - 47,740 15% 51%
15 Special education teachers, secondary school 1,280 $43,190 $34,890 - 52,860 9% 87%
16 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,230 $125,680 $37,760 - 25% 67%
17 Computer systems analysts 1,230 $66,790 $40,240 - 98,490 29% 68%
18 Network and computer systems administrators 1,130 $70,290 $44,880 - 100,600 27% 50%
19 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,090 $41,600 $33,020 - 53,510 11% 95%
20 Management analysts 1,070 $70,190 $37,010 - 102,500 22% 78%
21 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,050 $74,140 $50,740 - 102,720 28% 85%
22 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 1,020 $92,490 $61,960 - 132,150 13% 74%
23 Marketing managers 1,010 $90,180 $42,540 - 152,700 14% 69%
24 Medical and health services managers 1,010 $83,030 $46,210 - 129,980 16% 57%
25 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,000 $41,300 $23,880 - 57,360 20% 87%
26 Training and development specialists 960 $55,560 $29,950 - 81,000 18% 56%
27 Child, family, and school social workers 930 $36,340 $24,280 - 50,180 19% 77%
28 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 920 $44,440 $26,570 - 70,740 5% 58%
29 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 920 $43,920 $29,750 - 59,630 13% 73%
30 Computer and information systems managers 900 $86,850 $41,020 - 129,330 16% 73%
31 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 890 $55,950 $42,300 - 71,860 12% 51%
32 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 860 $78,680 $57,540 - 102,760 8% 78%
33 Financial specialists, all other 860 $69,580 $37,660 - 103,320 12% 50%
34 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 770 $43,300 $26,130 - 67,700 18% 56%
35 Librarians 750 $45,560 $32,990 - 59,050 4% 85%
36 Medical and public health social workers 740 $51,680 $34,080 - 71,680 24% 77%
37 Financial analysts 730 $67,120 $39,320 - 95,650 34% 87%
38 Engineers, all other 720 $84,440 $59,780 - 107,040 6% 82%
39 Physical therapists 720 $79,490 $54,580 - 109,230 27% 89%
40 Graphic designers 710 $49,980 $25,690 - 94,690 10% 55%
41 Industrial engineers 690 $73,350 $44,370 - 106,340 20% 74%
42 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 690 $63,060 $35,990 - 94,420 17% 56%
43 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 680 $76,010 $38,820 - 126,980 16% 99%
44 Mental health counselors 630 $29,470 $22,050 - 46,020 30% 73%
45 Mechanical engineers 600 $78,660 $42,360 - 142,210 4% 78%
46 Engineering managers 580 $97,010 $46,610 - 151,640 7% 84%
47 Self-enrichment education teachers 580 $32,830 $19,550 - 46,370 23% 54%
48 Computer specialists, all other 550 $70,000 $40,580 - 99,230 15% 68%
49 Teachers and instructors, all other 550 $49,530 $18,160 - 83,400 9% 54%
50 Social and human service assistants 550 $25,330 $15,360 - 35,810 34% 58%
51 Network systems and data communications analysts 540 $68,130 $44,360 - 105,340 53% 57%
52 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 520 $39,880 $26,610 - 50,830 34% 73%
53 Electrical engineers 510 $76,440 $50,440 - 105,240 6% 81%
54 Public relations specialists 490 $45,230 $27,230 - 71,900 18% 81%
55 Social and community service managers 470 $51,070 $32,070 - 76,790 25% 72%
56 Computer software engineers, applications 450 $72,440 $44,190 - 100,590 45% 85%
57 Rehabilitation counselors 450 $36,300 $27,000 - 48,400 23% 73%
58 Advertising sales agents 440 $54,120 $16,740 - 131,550 20% 56%
59 Civil engineers 410 $90,890 $46,630 - 18% 87%
60 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 400 $56,830 $35,500 - 83,800 18% 56%
61 Purchasing managers 390 $80,010 $32,710 - 144,760 3% 57%
62 Compensation and benefits managers 380 $88,160 $44,930 - 156,620 12% 58%
63 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 370 $41,400 $22,450 - 68,600 15% 72%
64 Dietitians and nutritionists 360 $46,450 $28,830 - 68,690 9% 72%
65 Speech-language pathologists 340 $59,710 $41,620 - 93,410 11% 98%
66 Occupational therapists 330 $78,350 $45,240 - 126,470 23% 90%
67 Coaches and scouts 330 $41,810 $13,750 - 67,580 15% 60%
68 Instructional coordinators 320 $49,360 $35,390 - 74,930 23% 79%
69 Sales and related workers, all other 320 $39,570 $17,500 - 76,910 14% 62%
70 Dentists, general 310 $150,420 $74,330 - 9% 100%
71 Health educators 310 $37,000 $23,770 - 60,100 26% 58%
72 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 310 $32,490 $24,400 - 44,030 11% 58%
73 Personal financial advisors 290 $102,250 $47,550 - 41% 81%
74 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 280 $47,540 $36,010 - 61,580 -5% 96%
75 Detectives and criminal investigators 260 $58,860 $33,330 - 91,480 17% 54%
76 Education administrators, postsecondary 250 $87,470 $37,010 - 14% 78%
77 Advertising and promotions managers 250 $71,300 $28,980 - 126,090 6% 76%
78 Architects, except landscape and naval 250 $71,250 $39,270 - 125,040 18% 88%
79 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 250 $33,430 $22,460 - 51,850 24% 78%
80 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 240 $37,140 $24,550 - 50,200 30% 77%
81 Database administrators 230 $66,760 $34,940 - 104,510 29% 72%
82 Legislators 220 $27,740 $13,130 - 51,830 1% 65%
83 Financial examiners 200 $95,390 $32,870 - 11% 76%
84 Credit analysts 200 $55,790 $33,930 - 83,660 2% 60%
85 Tax preparers 200 $42,560 $16,730 - 88,410 -8% 54%
86 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 200 $30,630 $14,090 - 56,300 11% 55%
87 Veterinarians 190 $97,150 $49,400 - 161,070 35% 100%
88 Training and development managers 190 $77,290 $45,930 - 126,340 16% 58%
89 Surveyors 190 $51,490 $27,570 - 86,390 24% 82%
90 Community and social service specialists, all other 190 $34,770 $21,860 - 49,850 25% 58%
91 Musicians and singers 190 $0 $ - 10% 53%
92 Human resources managers, all other 180 $89,410 $37,870 - 141,610 11% 58%
93 Public relations managers 180 $71,600 $31,690 - 117,270 17% 75%
94 Chemists 180 $61,790 $37,290 - 105,640 9% 93%
95 Physician assistants 180 $54,520 $28,990 - 87,930 27% 67%
96 Biomedical engineers 170 $62,720 $43,600 - 94,660 21% 76%
97 Reporters and correspondents 170 $47,070 $18,740 - 67,820 1% 85%
98 Counselors, all other 170 $33,930 $26,850 - 45,840 17% 73%
99 Meeting and convention planners 160 $45,030 $22,680 - 76,980 20% 67%
100 Editors 150 $45,520 $28,130 - 67,630 2% 81%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 29,600 $22,990 $16,540 - 32,510 2% 5%
2 Retail salespersons 18,110 $23,940 $14,550 - 37,680 12% 25%
3 Cashiers 16,960 $17,360 $13,030 - 23,940 -3% 10%
4 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 15,340 $41,010 $24,950 - 60,550 10% 4%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 13,500 $16,480 $12,920 - 23,240 18% 5%
6 Customer service representatives 12,590 $30,940 $20,740 - 46,860 25% 22%
7 Office clerks, general 11,550 $27,020 $17,700 - 38,520 13% 19%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 11,200 $22,650 $15,360 - 32,390 -8% 8%
9 Security guards 10,340 $20,660 $14,480 - 27,110 17% 13%
10 Waiters and waitresses 10,160 $17,720 $12,920 - 28,300 11% 14%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 9,800 $21,560 $13,790 - 30,360 15% 4%
12 General and operations managers 8,780 $90,750 $37,910 - 2% 48%
13 Business operations specialists, all other 8,190 $76,870 $40,840 - 110,750 21% 49%
14 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 8,110 $28,010 $19,040 - 38,650 4% 6%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 7,250 $43,490 $24,480 - 68,170 6% 29%
16 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 7,160 $28,300 $18,370 - 40,180 1% 18%
17 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 6,930 $34,330 $22,240 - 48,670 13% 16%
18 Maintenance and repair workers, general 6,310 $34,690 $19,540 - 55,510 10% 6%
19 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 5,850 $22,550 $17,030 - 29,890 18% 7%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 5,700 $40,230 $22,100 - 61,420 4% 25%
21 Team assemblers 5,590 $26,590 $15,710 - 46,080 0% 5%
22 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 5,490 $37,540 $25,350 - 53,070 15% 18%
23 Industrial truck and tractor operators 4,960 $26,560 $19,320 - 35,420 -2% 2%
24 Teacher assistants 4,780 $20,230 $13,650 - 26,750 10% 18%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,680 $16,960 $13,130 - 22,480 13% 5%
26 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 4,630 $40,770 $29,640 - 57,230 14% 7%
27 Helpers--production workers 4,620 $22,310 $15,870 - 31,130 -1% 4%
28 Cooks, restaurant 4,400 $23,180 $16,720 - 31,530 12% 5%
29 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,330 $37,830 $28,080 - 49,970 11% 33%
30 Packers and packagers, hand 4,160 $20,680 $14,280 - 28,690 -12% 3%
31 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 4,110 $28,900 $17,570 - 46,110 8% 4%
32 Food preparation workers 4,050 $18,220 $13,430 - 25,030 15% 7%
33 Construction laborers 3,970 $24,660 $17,510 - 32,720 11% 5%
34 Receptionists and information clerks 3,940 $24,280 $17,270 - 31,940 17% 13%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 3,880 $30,470 $17,900 - 45,240 11% 14%
36 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 3,600 $23,620 $16,530 - 32,100 18% 6%
37 Cooks, fast food 3,350 $15,300 $12,880 - 19,100 8% 5%
38 Counter and rental clerks 3,100 $21,390 $13,620 - 31,220 23% 16%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 3,060 $46,490 $24,000 - 69,130 -5% 15%
40 Electricians 2,960 $43,290 $26,930 - 61,970 7% 7%
41 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,940 $25,590 $15,800 - 37,620 -5% 5%
42 Child care workers 2,860 $16,430 $13,110 - 20,140 18% 15%
43 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,850 $37,430 $20,330 - 59,990 14% 4%
44 Medical assistants 2,790 $26,780 $20,530 - 33,320 35% 10%
45 Correctional officers and jailers 2,510 $39,990 $28,510 - 49,770 17% 11%
46 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,430 $57,670 $33,780 - 90,690 7% 13%
47 Pharmacy technicians 2,420 $28,320 $21,070 - 38,380 32% 16%
48 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,310 $30,130 $20,410 - 40,590 -7% 14%
49 Personal and home care aides 2,280 $18,370 $16,320 - 20,740 51% 10%
50 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,260 $17,280 $12,920 - 24,680 12% 6%
51 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,230 $31,220 $22,500 - 40,920 4% 15%
52 Production workers, all other 2,170 $27,010 $16,590 - 40,450 2% 5%
53 Carpenters 2,150 $33,210 $20,760 - 45,150 10% 6%
54 Bill and account collectors 2,120 $29,340 $18,620 - 40,680 23% 13%
55 Home health aides 2,100 $19,370 $13,590 - 28,770 49% 7%
56 Driver/sales workers 2,070 $24,430 $13,340 - 40,620 -5% 4%
57 Gaming dealers 2,070 $14,680 $12,760 - 17,170 24% 11%
58 Bus drivers, school 2,010 $16,800 $13,190 - 19,840 9% 4%
59 Computer support specialists 1,990 $44,360 $24,410 - 66,030 13% 43%
60 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,940 $39,120 $26,120 - 58,190 11% 4%
61 Tellers 1,870 $23,700 $17,740 - 30,710 14% 16%
62 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 1,790 $21,840 $16,540 - 29,350 -9% 5%
63 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,780 $39,080 $26,300 - 56,470 12% 3%
64 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 1,740 $64,290 $29,360 - 109,770 10% 17%
65 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,730 $51,100 $33,150 - 74,310 9% 10%
66 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,730 $18,580 $13,470 - 24,520 10% 17%
67 Physicians and surgeons, all other 1,670 $170,480 $52,220 - 0% 0%
68 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,670 $49,360 $19,770 - 79,540 28% 48%
69 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 1,630 $45,370 $26,480 - 68,880 13% 17%
70 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,630 $20,140 $13,500 - 28,860 11% 5%
71 Bartenders 1,620 $21,120 $13,170 - 41,730 11% 17%
72 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,570 $17,800 $13,060 - 24,760 26% 43%
73 Dishwashers 1,560 $18,470 $14,200 - 23,840 10% 3%
74 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,540 $18,050 $13,410 - 24,870 14% 3%
75 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,470 $16,270 $13,040 - 21,910 10% 8%
76 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,450 $59,180 $22,810 - 93,950 4% 38%
77 Administrative services managers 1,430 $59,630 $28,550 - 104,530 12% 40%
78 Parts salespersons 1,420 $29,200 $17,620 - 41,660 -2% 6%
79 Postal service mail carriers 1,420 $0 $ - 1% 11%
80 Medical secretaries 1,410 $28,070 $21,550 - 37,290 17% 18%
81 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,390 $25,800 $18,680 - 33,410 10% 24%
82 Radiologic technologists and technicians 1,380 $50,170 $35,320 - 65,060 15% 25%
83 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 1,350 $0 $ - -8% 12%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 1,340 $31,200 $19,720 - 40,430 13% 11%
85 Data entry keyers 1,340 $24,840 $18,080 - 32,670 -5% 18%
86 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,320 $42,760 $27,020 - 62,040 4% 30%
87 Machine feeders and offbearers 1,320 $22,580 $13,590 - 31,650 -15% 0%
88 Food service managers 1,280 $41,160 $24,460 - 60,750 5% 24%
89 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 1,260 $28,070 $18,960 - 37,960 -15% 0%
90 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 1,240 $33,690 $18,950 - 50,300 2% 11%
91 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,220 $29,560 $17,670 - 43,940 -5% 4%
92 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,210 $27,670 $14,640 - 43,110 12% 6%
93 Machinists 1,200 $38,680 $24,580 - 51,940 -3% 3%
94 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,180 $43,120 $24,820 - 65,580 9% 5%
95 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 1,180 $19,820 $13,800 - 28,900 17% 14%
96 Fire fighters 1,170 $41,440 $25,480 - 54,210 12% 18%
97 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 1,160 $87,390 $42,160 - 147,750 8% 25%
98 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 1,160 $34,070 $24,110 - 48,590 3% 38%
99 Insurance sales agents 1,140 $60,030 $27,740 - 136,070 13% 45%
100 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 1,140 $18,230 $13,930 - 23,490 10% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Memphis Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Slot key persons 28,340 260 7.9
Gaming dealers 14,680 2,070 6.6
Food scientists and technologists 38,420 140 6.4
Transportation workers, all other 37,150 780 6.3
Gaming cage workers 26,930 260 5.8
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 37,740 120 5.5
Gaming supervisors 45,330 520 5.1
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 33,210 250 4.1
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 92,490 1,020 3.8
Transportation inspectors 62,270 240 3.8
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 22,880 330 3.7
Chemical plant and system operators 47,190 490 3.6
Biomedical engineers 62,720 170 3.6
Respiratory therapy technicians 36,530 170 3.6
Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 29,390 160 3.5
Pipelayers 33,030 760 3.5
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 45,390 860 3.4
Baggage porters and bellhops 28,530 640 3.3
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 34,070 1,160 3.2
Motorcycle mechanics 33,130 110 3.2
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 42,030 520 3.1
Millwrights 40,630 430 3.1
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 38,870 310 3
Machine feeders and offbearers 22,580 1,320 2.9
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 21,650 150 2.8
Pharmacy aides 22,840 520 2.8
Residential advisors 24,020 520 2.8
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,990 29,600 2.7
Correctional officers and jailers 39,990 2,510 2.7
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 20,010 280 2.7
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 87,390 1,160 2.6
Tire repairers and changers 22,490 930 2.4
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 30,190 110 2.3
Helpers--production workers 22,310 4,620 2.3
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,010 8,110 2.2
Glaziers 34,330 380 2.2
Pediatricians, general 135,390 210 2.2
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 25,480 140 2.2
Proofreaders and copy markers 33,370 130 2.2
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 29,560 1,220 2.2
Compensation and benefits managers 88,160 380 2.2
Desktop publishers 33,160 190 2.1
Production workers, all other 27,010 2,170 2.1
Special education teachers, secondary school 43,190 1,280 2.1
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 41,010 15,340 2.1
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 18,320 550 2.1
Helpers--roofers 23,740 110 2.1
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 29,660 320 2
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers 40,040 160 2
Surgical technologists 36,660 830 2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Memphis, Tennessee Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 125,680 1.59 1,230
Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels 85,940 1.42 190
Baggage porters and bellhops 28,530 1.37 640
Business operations specialists, all other 76,870 1.31 8,190
Teachers and instructors, all other 49,530 1.3 550
Personal financial advisors 102,250 1.28 290
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 39,880 1.27 960
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 92,670 1.26 120
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 76,070 1.25 160
Environmental engineering technicians 55,030 1.25 140
Financial examiners 95,390 1.24 200
Civil engineers 90,890 1.24 410
Graphic designers 49,980 1.24 710
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 64,290 1.24 1,740
Operations research analysts 86,620 1.23 120
Financial specialists, all other 69,580 1.21 860
Tax preparers 42,560 1.21 200
Health technologists and technicians, all other 49,430 1.21 250
Architectural and civil drafters 52,820 1.21 410
Food batchmakers 30,940 1.2 460
Managers, all other 99,210 1.2 1,740
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 37,740 1.18 120
Lawyers 120,160 1.17 1,780
Coaches and scouts 41,810 1.17 330
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 32,430 1.17 250
Occupational therapists 78,350 1.17 330
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 63,060 1.16 690
Mechanical drafters 55,000 1.16 120
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 34,880 1.16 550
Advertising sales agents 54,120 1.16 440
Printing machine operators 37,720 1.15 950
Reporters and correspondents 47,070 1.15 170
Network and computer systems administrators 70,290 1.14 1,130
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 76,010 1.14 680
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 83,150 1.14 2,120
Prepress technicians and workers 40,090 1.14 210
Transportation workers, all other 37,150 1.13 780
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 22,880 1.13 330
Painters, transportation equipment 45,060 1.13 120
Social workers, all other 53,340 1.13 110
Veterinarians 97,150 1.12 190
Medical and public health social workers 51,680 1.12 740
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 57,710 1.12 200
Dietetic technicians 31,720 1.11 120
Training and development specialists 55,560 1.1 960
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 36,920 1.1 910
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 27,670 1.1 1,210
Motor vehicle operators, all other 31,190 1.1 120
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 41,010 1.09 15,340
Floral designers 26,390 1.09 130

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