25 High-Paying Jobs In America In 2017

It’s good to be in healthcare. It’s really good to work in the tech sector. Both career areas fared well in a recently released report on some of the best paying jobs in 2017

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The list – one of a couple we’ve covered that focus on positions with a good salary – was compiled by Glassdoor.com—a job search platform with extensive data on salary and compensation.

Topping this year’s list was the position of Physician, or doctor. That role brings with it a median annual base salary of $187,876.

Another position that brings in healthy wages is Pharmacy Manager, which came in second place. A pharmacy manager earns a median base salary of $149,064, according to Glassdoor’s calculations.

In third place we find Patent Attorney, a role that brings in $139,272 in median income.

Overall, 11 of the top 25 jobs on Glassdoor’s roster were technology realm positions. The healthcare field yielded six jobs for the report.

“With nearly half the list comprised of jobs in the tech and healthcare industries, this report reinforces that higher salaries are found in America's fastest job-creating sectors, which require higher education and in-demand skill sets,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist. “However, while pay is one of the leading factors job seekers consider when determining where to work, our research shows that salary isn’t necessarily tied to long-term job satisfaction. Rather, the factors that employers should focus on to drive employee satisfaction long-term are having great senior leadership, positive culture and values, and clear upward career opportunities for employees.”

In compiling its list, Glassdoor only considered positions that had accrued at least 100 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees on its site over the past year.

 

25. Attorney

Median Base Salary: $94,695

24. Nuclear Engineer

Median Base Salary: $94,852

23. Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Median Base Salary: $94,862

22. Scrum Master

Median Base Salary: $95,167

21. Plant Manager

Median Base Salary: $97,189

20. System Architect

Median Base Salary: $97,873

19. UX Manager

Median Base Salary: $98,353

18. IT Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $98,883

17. Actuary

Median Base Salary: $99,507

16. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,091

15. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,678

14. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $104,144

13. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $104,754

12. IT Architect

Median Base Salary: $105,303

11. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $109,350

10. Corporate Controller

Median Base Salary: $110,855

9. R&D Manager

Median Base Salary: $111,905

8. Applications Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $112,045

7. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $112,529

6. Enterprise Architect

Median Base Salary: $112,560

5. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $125,847

4. Medical Science Liaison

Median Base Salary: $132,842

3. Patent Attorney

Median Base Salary: $139,272

2. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $149,064

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $187,876

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