America’s Highest Paying Jobs Of 2017

With the high-rise of tech and STEM related careers, it’s no surprise these positions are becoming America’s highest paying jobs.

America's Highest Paying Jobs Of 2017

For the third year in a row job site Glassdoor, released their list of America’s highest paying jobs and there are a variety of tech positions that made the cut. Healthcare was another area where continued demand has not only increased pay but also growth of the field. While a few healthcare positions showed up for higher paying positions, tech jobs landed 10 spots on the list.

“With nearly half the list comprised of jobs in the tech and healthcare industries, this report reinforces that higher salaries are found in America’s fastest job-creating sectors, which require higher education and in-demand skill sets,” said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist.

To create their list of highest paying jobs, Glassdoor sifted through salary reports shared by employees who hold the positions and those positions have to have more than 100 reports to be considered. Because the data is not perfect, the company has developed a statistical algorithm that controls for factors such as location and amount of experience. “For the everyday job-seeker, it provides more of a guide,” Glassdoor spokeswoman Allison Berry said. “It certainly is not a perfect science.”

Below is the full list of America’s highest paying jobs. For more information, head over to Glassdoor.

1. Physician – Median base salary: $187,876

2. Pharmacy Manager – Median base salary: $149,064

3. Patent Attorney – Median base salary: $139,272

4. Medical Science Liaison – Median base salary: $132,842

5. Pharmacist – Median base salary: $125,847

6. Enterprise Architect – Median base salary: $112,560

7. Physician Assistant – Median base salary: $112,529

8. Applications Development Manager – Median base salary: $112,045

9. Research and Development Manager – Median base salary: $111,905

10. Corporate Controller – Median base salary: $110,855

11. Software Engineering Manager – Median base salary: $109,350

12. Information-Technology Architect – Median base salary: $105,303

13. Software Architect – Median base salary: $104,754

14. Nurse Practitioner – Median base salary: $104,144

15. Solutions Architect – Median base salary: $102,678

16. Data Architect – Median base salary: $102,091

17. Actuary – Median base salary: $99,507

18. Information-Technology-Solutions Manager – Median base salary: $98,883

19. User Experience Manager – Median base salary: $98,353

20. Systems Architect – Median base salary: $97,873

21. Plant Manager – Median base salary: $97,189

22. Scrum Master – Median base salary: $95,167

23. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager – Median base salary: $94,862

24. Nuclear Engineer – Median base salary: $94,852

25. Attorney – Median base salary: $94,695

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