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Half of the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America Are in Tech

Glassdoor released their annual list of the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America, and this year over half of the jobs on the list are in tech. In fact, 13 of the highest paying jobs in 2018 are IT roles (bolded below), up from 11 in 2017. 

Half of the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America Are in Tech

U.S. highest paying jobs in 2018 and their median base salaries:

  1. Physician | $195,842
  2. Pharmacy Manager | $146,412
  3. Pharmacist | $127,120
  4. Enterprise Architect | $115,944
  5. Corporate Counsel | $115,580
  6. Software Development Manager | $108,879
  7. Physician Assistant | $108,761
  8. Software Engineering Manager | $107,479
  9. Nurse Practitioner | $106,962
  10. Software Architect | $105,329
  11. Engineering Manager | $105,260
  12. Applications Development Manager | $104,048
  13. Plant Manager | $103,892
  14. IT Program Manager | $102,969
  15. Solutions Architect | $102,160
  16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager | $102,155
  17. Data Architect | $101,900
  18. Strategy Manager | $101,754
  19. Systems Architect | $100,984
  20. Scrum Master | $98,239
  21. Consulting Manager | $97,154
  22. Attorney | $96,678
  23. Cloud Engineer | $96,449
  24. Tax Manager | $96,175
  25. Data Scientist | $96,116

“The fact that employers are paying top dollar for many tech and healthcare jobs reinforces how demand for these valuable skillsets continues to outpace the supply of talent with this expertise,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. “We know that salary matters a lot to job seekers when determining where to work, but it should not be the only factor to consider. We’ve found that company culture and values, career opportunities and trust in senior leadership matter most when it comes to keeping employees satisfied in their jobs long-term.”

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