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The Highest Paying Jobs of 2019

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Let’s be honest — who doesn’t want to earn more money? While salary is far from the only thing that matters when considering a career path, it is definitely an important factor. Figuring out what a job pays will help you, in part, decide whether or not a field is right for you. Recently, the Economic Research team here at Glassdoor sifted through the millions of data points on our site in order to identify which jobs pay top dollar. See below for a preview of the top 15 highest paying positions, and check out the list for full results!

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $193,415

# of Open Jobs: 40,000+

Companies Hiring: Total Access Urgent Care, Functional Medicine Physician, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Baylor Scott & White Health, Alignment Healthcare & more

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2. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $144,768

# of Open Jobs: 4,200+

Companies Hiring: Safeway, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, MidMichigan Health, Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai Health System & more

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3. Dentist

Median Base Salary: $142,478

# of Open Jobs: 11,600+

Companies Hiring: Carus Dental, Sage Dental, Smile Brands, Western Dental Services, Dental Care Alliance & more

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4. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $126,438

# of Open Jobs: 7,967

Companies Hiring: SCL Health, Northside Hospital, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Stanford Health Care, Remedi SeniorCare & more

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5. Enterprise Architect

Median Base Salary: $122,585

# of Open Jobs: 16,900+

Companies Hiring: Verizon, DTCC, HealthEdge Software, NuWave Solutions, Abbott & more

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6. Corporate Counsel

Median Base Salary: $117,588

# of Open Jobs: 4,900+

Companies Hiring: Porch, Greenhouse Software, KnowBe4, Salesforce, EverCommerce & more

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7. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $114,163

# of Open Jobs: 21,500+

Companies Hiring: Invoca, Reddit, iZotope, Carbon Black, Rally Health & more

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8. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $113,855

# of Open Jobs: 41,800+

Companies Hiring: TeamHealth, Bosley, ZOOM+Care, Premise Health, Children’s Hospital (Omaha) & more

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9. Corporate Controller

Median Base Salary: $113,368

# of Open Jobs: 7,400+ open jobs

Companies Hiring: Smule, Vology, Inflection, Minted, Nortrax & more

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10. Software Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $109,809

# of Open Jobs: 50,100+

Companies Hiring: Experian, Fundera, MeridianLink, Pariveda Solutions, Plymouth Rock Assurance & more

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11. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $109,481

# of Open Jobs: 19,500+

Companies Hiring: Inova, University of Puget Sound, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Emergency Medicine Associates, Pali Momi Medical Center & more

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12. Applications Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $107,735

# of Open Jobs: 32,100+

Companies Hiring: ADP,, STR, Delta Dental, Discover & more

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13. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $106,436

# of Open Jobs: $59,500

Companies Hiring: Cerner, emarsys, PwC, Stanley Black & Decker, SHYFT & more

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14. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $104,840

# of Open Jobs: 21,700+

Companies Hiring: SoHo Dragon, Propeller Health, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Qlik, Nerdery & more

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15. Plant Manager

Median Base Salary: $104,817

# of Open Jobs: 6,500+

Companies Hiring: Stepan, Albertsons Companies, Cascades, Aspen Medical Products, R.W. Garcia, Inc. & more

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Methodology: Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America report identifies the jobs with the highest annual median base salary, using a proprietary statistical algorithm to estimate annual median base pay, which controls for factors such as location and seniority. Job titles must receive at least 100 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (7/01/18 – 6/30/19). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 8/26/19. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. C-suite level jobs were excluded from this report.

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