25 Highest Paying Jobs in America


  1. 1Physician
    $187,876 Median Base Salary
    7,770 Job Openings
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  2. 2Pharmacy Manager
    $149,064 Median Base Salary
    2,370 Job Openings
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  3. 3Patent Attorney
    $139,272 Median Base Salary
    525 Job Openings
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  4. 4Medical Science Liaison
    $132,842 Median Base Salary
    391 Job Openings
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  5. 5Pharmacist
    $125,847 Median Base Salary
    5,496 Job Openings
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  6. 6Enterprise Architect
    $112,560 Median Base Salary
    1,320 Job Openings
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  7. 7Physician Assistant
    $112,529 Median Base Salary
    13,547 Job Openings
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  8. 8Applications Development Manager
    $112,045 Median Base Salary
    516 Job Openings
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  9. 9R&D Manager
    $111,905 Median Base Salary
    185 Job Openings
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  10. 10Corporate Controller
    $110,855 Median Base Salary
    259 Job Openings
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  11. 11Software Engineering Manager
    $109,350 Median Base Salary
    1,011 Job Openings
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  12. 12IT Architect
    $105,303 Median Base Salary
    250 Job Openings
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  13. 13Software Architect
    $104,754 Median Base Salary
    1,147 Job Openings
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  14. 14Nurse Practitioner
    $104,144 Median Base Salary
    12,566 Job Openings
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  15. 15Solutions Architect
    $102,678 Median Base Salary
    4,174 Job Openings
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  16. 16Data Architect
    $102,091 Median Base Salary
    1,438 Job Openings
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  17. 17Actuary
    $99,507 Median Base Salary
    463 Job Openings
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  18. 18IT Program Manager
    $98,883 Median Base Salary
    250 Job Openings
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  19. 19UX Manager
    $98,353 Median Base Salary
    263 Job Openings
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  20. 20Systems Architect
    $97,873 Median Base Salary
    1,167 Job Openings
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  21. 21Plant Manager
    $97,189 Median Base Salary
    1,286 Job Openings
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  22. 22Scrum Master
    $95,167 Median Base Salary
    2,072 Job Openings
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  23. 23Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
    $94,862 Median Base Salary
    501 Job Openings
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  24. 24Nuclear Engineer
    $94,852 Median Base Salary
    155 Job Openings
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  25. 25Attorney
    $94,695 Median Base Salary
    1,010 Job Openings
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Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America report, job titles must receive at least 100 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (2/1/16 – 1/31/17). To ensure the most reliable median base salary for all job titles, Glassdoor also applies a proprietary statistical algorithm to estimate annual median base pay, which controls for factors such as location and seniority. The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 1/31/17. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. C-suite level jobs were excluded from this report.