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25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand

Curious which jobs pay the most and are in high demand right now?

Glassdoor has released its inaugural 25 Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report, identifying top jobs that pay the most and are in high demand by employers nationwide.

Job seekers: While these jobs pay handsomely, it’s important to note that most also require a high level of experience, skills and education to get hired.

Check out the complete results:

1. Physician

  • Average Base Salary: $212,270
  • Number of Job Openings: 7984

2. Pharmacy Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $131,099
  • Number of Job Openings: 1787

[Related: Employers, we’ve done a side-by-side comparison of what it costs to post your job where – and what benefits you get with each.]

3. Software Architect

  • Average Base Salary: $130,891
  • Number of Job Openings: 3229

4. Software Development Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $ 123,747
  • Number of Job Openings: 2249

5. Finance Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $123,534
  • Number of Job Openings: 9224

6. Solutions Architect

  • Average Base Salary: $121,522
  • Number of Job Openings: 3530

7. Lawyer

  • Average Base Salary: $120,424
  • Number of Job Openings: 5520

8. Analytics Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $115,725
  • Number of Job Openings: 1408

9. IT Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $115,642
  • Number of Job Openings: 17,161

10. Tax Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $114,966
  • Number of Job Openings: 3622

11. Pharmacist

  • Average Base Salary: $114,715
  • Number of Job Openings: 9160

12. Product Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $113,959
  • Number of Job Openings: 9918

13. Physician Assistant

  • Average Base Salary: $110,871
  • Number of Job Openings: 43678

14. Supply Chain Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $106,632
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,667

15. Data Scientist

  • Average Base Salary: $105,395
  • Number of Job Openings: 3433

16. Security Engineer

  • Average Base Salary: $102,749
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,060

17. QA Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $101,330
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,689

18. Computer Hardware Engineer

  • Average Base Salary: $101,154
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,264

19. Marketing Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $100,229
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,179

20. Database Administrator

  • Average Base Salary: $97,258
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,041

21. UX Designer

  • Average Base Salary: $96,855
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,010

22. Human Resources Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $96,406
  • Number of Job Openings: 7,220

23. Software Engineer

  • Average Base Salary: $96,392
  • Number of Job Openings: 99,055

24. Business Development Manager

  • Average Base Salary: $95,139
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,037

25. Sales Engineer

  • Average Base Salary: $90,899
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,508

Job Search Tip: Did you know that when you search for a job on Glassdoor, you can also research your expected salary? In the job search feed, when you see a position you’re interested in, click on the link that says “salaries”. This will show you a drop-down image and link to all of the salary data we have for that particular company.

Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor’s Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report, job titles must receive at least 75 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/26/14 – 1/25/15). Of the job titles that meet the salary criteria, they must also be in the top 50th percentile for number of job openings per job title to qualify for this report. Job openings represents active job listings and/or jobs posted within the last three months, as of 2/2/15. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.