Among the many factors to weigh when pursuing a career, salary remains one of the most important considerations. A recent survey by Glassdoor shows that 67 percent of job seekers and workers pay attention to salary when scanning job ads, more so than any other piece of information on a position. So which jobs should you be looking at if you’re hoping to bring in a hefty paycheck? New Glassdoor research has uncovered the highest-paying jobs of 2018.
Newcomers to this year’s rankings include Strategy Manager (#18, $101,754), Cloud Engineer (#23, $96,449) and Data Scientist (#25, $96,116). See the top 10 highest paying jobs below, and check out the full list here!
Median Base Salary: $195,842
Number of Job Openings: 3,038
Companies Hiring: Zumedic, Caresouth Carolina, InnovAge, Team Health, GoHealth Urgent Care & more.
Median Base Salary: $146,412
Number of Job Openings: 2,009
Companies Hiring: Albertsons, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Soliant Health, Costco & more.
Median Base Salary: $127,120
Number of Job Openings: 2,534
Companies Hiring: Chewy, Inova, Woman’s Hospital, divvyDose, Safeway, Health Mart Pharmacy & more.
Median Base Salary: $115,944
Number of Job Openings: 1,097
Companies Hiring: The Nerdery, Allianz Global Investors, NorthBay Healthcare, Fiserv, ProHealth Care & more.
Median Base Salary: $115,580
Number of Job Openings: 693
Companies Hiring: AppFolio, Dynamic Signal, Experian, Sleep Number Corporation, MailChimp & more.
Median Base Salary: $108,879
Number of Job Openings: 1,064
Companies Hiring: Conduent, CSG, MoneyGram, Wi-Tronix, American Management Association & more.
Median Base Salary: $108,761
Number of Job Openings: 8,616
Companies Hiring: Urgentmed, Lifespan, SCL Health, Intercept Youth Services, Magruder Hospital & more.
Median Base Salary: $107,479
Number of Job Openings: 1,105
Companies Hiring: Juniper Networks, Nexon M, Medidata Solutions, Rubicon Project, FINRA & more.
Median Base Salary: $106,962
Number of Job Openings: 14,931
Companies Hiring: Team Health, Dominion Youth Services, Petaluma Health Center Inc, Marathon Health, Assurance Health System & more.
Median Base Salary: $105,329
Number of Job Openings: 1,130
Companies Hiring: Dynatrace, Payfactors, Leidos, General Dynamics Information Technology, NextCapital & more.
As you can see, roles in tech and health care continue to deliver impressive salaries. According to Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell, “The fact that employers are paying top dollar for many tech and health care jobs reinforces how demand for these valuable skill sets continues to outpace the supply of talent with these expertises.”
However, Stansell reminds job seekers that other factors besides salary impact an employee’s experience at work, especially when studying long-term satisfaction. “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.”
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 (7/1/17 – 6/30/18). 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 7/19/18. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. C-suite level jobs were excluded from this report.