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The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Glassdoor rolled out its annual study for 2018.
The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States
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In the market for a new job or a career change? If money is your top concern, career site Glassdoor today released its annual study of the 25 highest paying jobs in the United States.

If you’re looking in the tech industry, you’re in the luck. Thirteen out of 25 jobs on the list are tech gigs, including positions that are new additions to Glassdoor's list such as cloud engineer and data scientist. Medicine also ranks high, featuring in the top three of the list: physician, pharmacy manager and pharmacists.

The researchers at Glassdoor found that 67 percent of employees and job seekers said that salary is a key part of their decision-making process, but it is not the only indicator that a job will the right fit.

“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,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell in a summary of the findings. “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.”

Check out the top 25 highest paying jobs in the country below. And let us know, what are the qualities that make a job valuable to you?

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Data Scientist

Median base salary: $96,116

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Tax Manager

Median base salary: $96,175
The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Cloud Engineer

Median base salary: $96,449

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Attorney

Median base salary: $96,678

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Consulting Manager

Median base salary: $97,154

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Scrum Master

Median base salary: $98,239

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Systems Architect

Median base salary: $100,984

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Strategy Manager

Median base salary: $101,754
The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Data Architect

Median base salary: $101,900
The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Median base salary: $102,155

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Solutions Architect

Median base salary: $102,160

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

IT Program Manager

Median base salary: $102,969

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Plant Manager

Median base salary: $103,892
The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Applications Development Manager

Median base salary: $104,048

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Engineering Manager

Median base salary: $105,260

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Software Architect

Median base salary: $105,329

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Nurse Practitioner

Median base salary: $106,962

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Software Engineering Manager

Median base salary: $107,479

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Physician Assistant

Median base salary: $108,761

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Software Development Manager

Median base salary: $108,879

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Corporate Counsel

Median base salary: $115,580

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Enterprise Architect

Median base salary: $115,944

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Pharmacist

Median base salary: $127,120

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Pharmacy Manager

Median base salary: $146,412

The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States

Physician

Median base salary: $195,842

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  • The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States
  • 1. Data Scientist
  • 2. Tax Manager
  • 3. Cloud Engineer
  • 4. Attorney
  • 5. Consulting Manager
  • 6. Scrum Master
  • 7. Systems Architect
  • 8. Strategy Manager
  • 9. Data Architect
  • 10. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
  • 11. Solutions Architect
  • 12. IT Program Manager
  • 13. Plant Manager
  • 14. Applications Development Manager
  • 15. Engineering Manager
  • 16. Software Architect
  • 17. Nurse Practitioner
  • 18. Software Engineering Manager
  • 19. Physician Assistant
  • 20. Software Development Manager
  • 21. Corporate Counsel
  • 22. Enterprise Architect
  • 23. Pharmacist
  • 24. Pharmacy Manager
  • 25. Physician
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