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15 Highest Paying Jobs in New York City

New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, a vibrant place to work and live, and one of the world’s most energizing cities offering a variety of new opportunities. But living and working in the Big Apple can also be expensive. So which jobs in New York City really offer the biggest salary?

Check out the 15 Highest Paying Jobs in NYC, based entirely on local employees who have shared their salaries on Glassdoor over the past year.

1. General Counsel – See Open Jobs

Financial advice

  • Median Base Salary: $168,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 142

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2. Solutions Architect – See Open Jobs

Candid portrait of a young women working

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 241

 

3. Clinical Pharmacist – See Open Jobs

Trainee giving bag of pills to a customer

  • Median Base Salary: $115,500
  • Number of Open Jobs: 289

 

4. Data Scientist – See Open Jobs

Female executives working together on new project

  • Median Base Salary: $111,760
  • Number of Open Jobs: 178

 

5. Controller – See Open Jobs

Mature Adult man working in the office

  • Median Base Salary: $100,025
  • Number of Open Jobs: 159

 

6. Software Engineer – See Open Jobs

StartUp Programming Team

  • Median Base Salary: $100,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 2,689

 

7. Mobile Developer – See Open Jobs

Using laptop

  • Median Base Salary: $95,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 243

 

8. Physician Assistant – See Open Jobs

This is the correct diagnosis

  • Median Base Salary: $87,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 202

 

9. UX Designer – See Open Jobs

Immersed in the creative process

  • Median Base Salary: $86,328
  • Number of Open Jobs: 144

 

10. Programmer Analyst – See Open Jobs

Busy financial manager

  • Median Base Salary: $80,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 133

 

11. QA Manager – See Open Jobs

Young people working together on a business project

  • Median Base Salary: $80,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 121

 

12. Registered Nurse – See Open Jobs

Visiting doctor

  • Median Base Salary: $77,940
  • Number of Open Jobs: 1,472

 

13. Business Analyst – See Open Jobs

Businesswoman examining documents at desk

  • Median Base Salary: $76,131
  • Number of Open Jobs: 414

 

14. Systems Administrator – See Open Jobs

IT Programmer

  • Median Base Salary: $75,000
  • Number of Open Jobs: 108

 

15. Physical Therapist – See Open Jobs

Terminal knee extension

  • Median Base Salary: $74,608
  • Number of Open Jobs: 755

 

If you’re looking for a high paying job in any location, check out our 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016 report.

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Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s 15 Highest Paying Jobs in NYC report, job titles must have received at least 30 salary reports shared by New York City-based employees over the past year (6/20/15 – 6/19/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/19/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. As a reminder, on Glassdoor, employees can anonymously and voluntarily share salary reports, including base salary and the option to share other pay details.

Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s 15 Highest Paying Jobs in NYC report, job titles must have received at least 30 salary reports shared by New York City-based employees over the past year (6/20/15 – 6/19/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/19/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. As a reminder, on Glassdoor, employees can anonymously and voluntarily share salary reports, including base salary and the option to share other pay details.

Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s 15 Highest Paying Jobs in NYC report, job titles must have received at least 30 salary reports shared by New York City-based employees over the past year (6/20/15 – 6/19/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/19/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. As a reminder, on Glassdoor, employees can anonymously and voluntarily share salary reports, including base salary and the option to share other pay details.

Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s 15 Highest Paying Jobs in NYC report, job titles must have received at least 30 salary reports shared by New York City-based employees over the past year (6/20/15 – 6/19/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/19/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. As a reminder, on Glassdoor, employees can anonymously and voluntarily share salary reports, including base salary and the option to share other pay details.

Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s 15 Highest Paying Jobs in NYC report, job titles must have received at least 30 salary reports shared by New York City-based employees over the past year (6/20/15 – 6/19/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/19/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.