In addition to evaluating job descriptions, company culture, and benefits when you’re job searching, the savvy seeker should also consider is the popularity or competitiveness of a job title.
Tech, healthcare, and business roles can be competitive with dozens of candidates vying for a particular gig. However, for many jobs, there is less competition. When competition is low, says Glassdoor’s Economics Research Analyst Amanda Stansell, there is at least one job for every job seeker, per job title.
“While competition is lowest among medical positions requiring advanced degrees,” says Stansell, “there is still more than one job per job seeker searching for nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles.”
Here is our list of 10 jobs with six-figure salaries and enough openings for qualified applicants to score a dream job.
Median Base Salary: $210,000
Number of Open Jobs: 4,613
Companies Hiring: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Oregon Department of Corrections, MedOptions, World Trade Center Mental Health Program, Deer Oaks Mental Health Association, AmeriHealth Caritas & more.
Median Base Salary: $115,000
Number of Open Jobs: 1,486
Companies Hiring: Kaiser Permanente, Southwest Eye Care, Correct Care Solutions, The Lasik Vision Institute, The Eye Group & more.
Median Base Salary: $200,000
Number of Open Jobs: 1,629
Companies Hiring: Columbus Community Hospital, Sleep Clinics of America, Team Health, Dayton Children’s Hospital, CleanSlate Centers, Caresouth Carolina & more.
Median Base Salary: $159,000
Number of Open Jobs: 1,048
Companies Hiring: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Emergency Medicine Associates, PIH Health, Cameron Craig Group, Boys Town Hospital, National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters & more.
Median Base Salary: $137,000
Number of Open Jobs: 2,108
Companies Hiring: Valley Health Care System, See Me Smile Dental, Unlimited Smiles, Park Dental, Smile Brands, Carus Dental, Correct Care Solutions & more.
Median Base Salary: $110,000
Number of Open Jobs: 1,904
Companies Hiring: Mitchell & Titus, Forbes & Company, Anderson Business Advisors, Wipfli, Hernandez & Company CPA, Chart Industries, bio365, Curtis Instruments & more.
Median Base Salary: $134,917
Number of Open Jobs: 1,051
Companies Hiring: Safeway, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Albertsons Companies, VillageMD, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Northside Hospital, AIDS Healthcare Foundation & more.
Median Base Salary: $100,000
Number of Open Jobs: 12,447
Companies Hiring: HCR ManorCare, East West Health, PsychPros, Medwise, Northside Hospital, Health Partners, TeamHealth, Ambient Care, MemorialCare Health System & more.
Median Base Salary: $100,250
Number of Open Jobs: 1,298
Companies Hiring: USAA, Cherry Bekaert, Crowe Horwath, OUM & Co. LLP, Mitchell & Titus, Collabera, Clark Nuber, AutoNation & more.
Median Base Salary: $101,502
Number of Open Jobs: 5,226
Companies Hiring: Family Urgent Care, Cardiovascular Interventions, Northside Hospital, TeamHealth, Loma Linda University Medical Center, GoHealth Urgent Care & more
Methodology: For a job to be considered for “10 Jobs That Pay Over $100k With The Least Competition” report, job titles must have 1,000 unique U.S. active direct employer openings as of 5/18/2018, and 100 apply starts between 4/10/2018 – 5/10/2018. A job must have also received at least 30 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees between 6/1/2016 and 5/16/2018 on Glassdoor. This list reveals just a sample of jobs in which U.S. employees report a total median annual compensation of $100,000 or more. Glassdoor economic research analysts define “competition” for this report as the ratio of apply starts (in last 30 days) to unique count of open jobs. There is “least competition” when there is at least one open job for every apply start on Glassdoor, per job title. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. Intern level jobs were excluded from this report.