25 Highest Paying Jobs In America For 2018

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, today announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018.1 Considering that nearly seven in ten (67 percent) job seekers and workers say that salary is a key piece of information they hone in on when researching jobs, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, this report helps people better understand which jobs pay the highest salaries.

Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, this report highlights each job’s median annual base salary and the current number of job openings nationwide.

Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 are:

1. Physician

  • Median Base Salary: $195,842
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,038
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2. Pharmacy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $146,412
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,009
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3. Pharmacist

  • Median Base Salary: $127,120
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,534
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4. Enterprise Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $115,944
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,097
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5. Corporate Counsel

  • Median Base Salary: $115,580
  • Number of Job Openings: 693
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6. Software Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $108,879
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,064
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7. Physician Assistant

  • Median Base Salary: $108,761
  • Number of Job Openings: 8,616
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8. Software Engineering Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $107,479
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,105
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9. Nurse Practitioner

  • Median Base Salary: $106,962
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,931
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10. Software Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $105,329
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,130
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11. Engineering Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $105,260
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,738
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12. Applications Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $104,048
  • Number of Job Openings: 360
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13. Plant Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $103,892
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,182
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14. IT Program Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $102,969
  • Number of Job Openings: 218
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15. Solutions Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $102,160
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,899
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16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $102,155
  • Number of Job Openings: 108
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17. Data Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $101,900
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,472
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18. Strategy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $101,754
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,641
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19. Systems Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $100,984
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,146
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20. Scrum Master

  • Median Base Salary: $98,239
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,876
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21. Consulting Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $97,154
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,536
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22. Attorney

  • Median Base Salary: $96,678
  • Number of Job Openings: 903
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23. Cloud Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $96,449
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,077
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24. Tax Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $96,175
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,690
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25. Data Scientist

  • Median Base Salary: $96,116
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,986
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Thirteen of Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 are tech jobs, more than any other profession and up from 11 in 2017. There are five health care jobs on the list, down from six in 2017, including the top three, Physician (No. 1, $195,842), Pharmacy Manager (No. 2, $146,412) and Pharmacist (No. 3, $127,120). Eight job titles are new this year, including Strategy Manager (No. 18, $101,754), Cloud Engineer (No. 23, $96,449) and Data Scientist (No. 25, $96,116). Nurse Practitioner (No. 9, $106,962) has the highest number of current job openings with 14,931 positions.

“The fact that employers are paying top dollar for many tech and health care jobs reinforces how demand for these valuable skillsets continues to outpace the supply of talent with these expertises,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. “We know that salary matters a lot to job seekers when determining where to work, but it should not be the only factor to consider. 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.”

Glassdoor is now the No. 2 job site in the U.S.2, featuring all of the latest jobs online paired with more than 42 million reviews and insights for over 800,000 employers.3 Over 55 million unique users visit Glassdoor’s mobile applications and website monthly.4 Among those surveyed, 4 in 5 (83 percent) Glassdoor users say they come to search and/or apply to jobs.5

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