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2018’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs In America

A new report out Wednesday reveals the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 with some surprising results and others, like Doctors and Lawyers, at the top as expected.

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 survey. A new report by Glassdoor 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
  • See Open Jobs

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 foundthat 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.”

Carl Fox

Carl Fox is the senior money and finance writer for Conservative Daily News. Follow him in the "Money & The Economy" section at CDN and see his posts on the "Junior Economists" Facebook page.

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