The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In America For 2017: Glassdoor

By Newsroom America Staff at 9 Mar 2017

(Newsroom America) -- The job and recruiting marketplace, Glassdoor, has announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America.

Considering that nearly seven in ten (68 percent) people say that salary and compensation are among their top considerations before accepting a job, according to a 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 includes each job's median annual base salary and the current number of job openings.

Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2017 are:

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $187,876 Number of Job Openings: 7,770

2. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $149,064 Number of Job Openings: 2,370

3. Patent Attorney

Median Base Salary: $139,272 Number of Job Openings: 525

4. Medical Science Liaison

Median Base Salary: $132,842 Number of Job Openings: 391

5. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $125,847 Number of Job Openings: 5,496

6. Enterprise Architect

Median Base Salary: $112,560 Number of Job Openings: 1,320

7. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $112,529 Number of Job Openings: 13,547

8. Applications Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $112,045 Number of Job Openings: 516

9. R&D Manager

Median Base Salary: $111,905 Number of Job Openings: 185

10. Corporate Controller

Median Base Salary: $110,855 Number of Job Openings: 259

11. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $109,350 Number of Job Openings: 1,011

12. IT Architect

Median Base Salary: $105,303 Number of Job Openings: 250

13. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $104,754 Number of Job Openings: 1,147

14. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $104,144 Number of Job Openings: 12,566

15. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,678 Number of Job Openings: 4,174

16. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,091 Number of Job Openings: 1,438

17. Actuary

Median Base Salary: $99,507 Number of Job Openings: 463

18. IT Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $98,883 Number of Job Openings: 250

19. UX Manager

Median Base Salary: $98,353 Number of Job Openings: 263

20. Systems Architect

Median Base Salary: $97,873 Number of Job Openings: 1,167

21. Plant Manager

Median Base Salary: $97,189 Number of Job Openings: 1,286

22. Scrum Master

Median Base Salary: $95,167 Number of Job Openings: 2,072

23. Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Median Base Salary: $94,862 Number of Job Openings: 501

24. Nuclear Engineer

Median Base Salary: $94,852 Number of Job Openings: 155

25. Attorney

Median Base Salary: $94,695 Number of Job Openings: 1,010

Tech jobs make up 11 of Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2017, more than any other profession. There are six healthcare jobs on the list, up from three in 2016. New jobs to this year's list include Nurse Practitioner (#14, $104,144) and Nuclear Engineer (#24, $94,852). Physician Assistant (#7, $112,529) has the highest number of current job openings with 13,547 positions.

"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 Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist.

"However, while pay is one of the leading factors job seekers consider when determining where to work, our research shows that salary isn't necessarily tied to long-term job satisfaction. Rather, the factors that employers should focus on to drive employee satisfaction long-term are having great senior leadership, positive culture and values, and clear upward career opportunities for employees."

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