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The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America, According to Glassdoor

Job and recruiting site Glassdoor has announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying…

  • September 9, 2018

Job and recruiting site Glassdoor has announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018.

Considering that nearly seven in ten (67 percent) job seekers and workers say that salary is a key piece of information they hone in on when researching jobs, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, this report helps people better understand which jobs pay the highest salaries.

Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, this report highlights each job’s median annual base salary and the current number of job openings nationwide.

Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 are:

  1. Physician

* Median Base Salary: $195,842

* Number of Job Openings: 3,038

  1. Pharmacy Manager

* Median Base Salary: $146,412

* Number of Job Openings: 2,009

  1. Pharmacist

* Median Base Salary: $127,120

* Number of Job Openings: 2,534

  1. Enterprise Architect

* Median Base Salary: $115,944

* Number of Job Openings: 1,097

  1. Corporate Counsel

* Median Base Salary: $115,580

* Number of Job Openings: 693

  1. Software Development Manager

* Median Base Salary: $108,879

* Number of Job Openings: 1,064

  1. Physician Assistant

* Median Base Salary: $108,761

* Number of Job Openings: 8,616

  1. Software Engineering Manager

* Median Base Salary: $107,479

* Number of Job Openings: 1,105

  1. Nurse Practitioner

* Median Base Salary: $106,962

* Number of Job Openings: 14,931

  1. Software Architect

* Median Base Salary: $105,329

* Number of Job Openings: 1,130

  1. Engineering Manager

* Median Base Salary: $105,260

* Number of Job Openings: 4,738

  1. Applications Development Manager

* Median Base Salary: $104,048

* Number of Job Openings: 360

  1. Plant Manager

* Median Base Salary: $103,892

* Number of Job Openings: 1,182

  1. IT Program Manager

* Median Base Salary: $102,969

* Number of Job Openings: 218

  1. Solutions Architect

* Median Base Salary: $102,160

* Number of Job Openings: 5,899

  1. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager 

* Median Base Salary: $102,155

* Number of Job Openings: 108

  1. Data Architect

* Median Base Salary: $101,900

* Number of Job Openings: 1,472

  1. Strategy Manager

* Median Base Salary: $101,754

* Number of Job Openings: 2,641

  1. Systems Architect

* Median Base Salary: $100,984

* Number of Job Openings: 1,146

  1. Scrum Master

* Median Base Salary: $98,239

* Number of Job Openings: 1,876

  1. Consulting Manager

* Median Base Salary: $97,154

* Number of Job Openings: 1,536

  1. Attorney

* Median Base Salary: $96,678

* Number of Job Openings: 903

  1. Cloud Engineer

* Median Base Salary: $96,449

* Number of Job Openings: 1,077

  1. Tax Manager

* Median Base Salary: $96,175

* Number of Job Openings: 3,690

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  1. Data Scientist

* Median Base Salary: $96,116

* Number of Job Openings: 4,986

Thirteen of Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 are tech jobs, more than any other profession and up from 11 in 2017.

There are five health care jobs on the list, down from six in 2017, including the top three, Physician (No. 1, $195,842), Pharmacy Manager (No. 2, $146,412) and Pharmacist (No. 3, $127,120). Eight job titles are new this year, including Strategy Manager (No. 18, $101,754), Cloud Engineer (No. 23, $96,449) and Data Scientist (No. 25, $96,116). Nurse Practitioner (No. 9, $106,962) has the highest number of current job openings with 14,931 positions.

Find out more at www.glassdoor.com.

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