Glassdoor reveals the 25 highest paid jobs in America

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Want to know which professions have the fattest pay checks? Glassdoor has crunched the numbers and its physicians, lawyers, development managers and pharmacists who are bringing home the bacon.

Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in America for 2016, based on Glassdoor’s data:

1. Physician
Median Base Salary: $180,000

2. Lawyer
Median Base Salary: $144,500

3. Research & Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $142,120

4. Software Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $132,000

5. Pharmacy Manager
Median Base Salary: $130,000

6. Strategy Manager
Median Base Salary: $130,000

7. Software Architect
Median Base Salary: $128,250

8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer
Median Base Salary: $127,500

9. IT Manager
Median Base Salary: $120,000

10. Solutions Architect
Median Base Salary: $120,000

11. Engagement Manager
Median Base Salary: $120,000

12. Applications Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $120,000

13. Pharmacist
Median Base Salary: $118,000

14. Systems Architect
Median Base Salary: $116,920

15. Finance Manager
Median Base Salary: $115,000

16. Data Scientist
Median Base Salary: $115,000

17. Risk Manager
Median Base Salary: $115,000

18. Creative Director
Median Base Salary: $115,000

19. Actuary
Median Base Salary: $115,000

20. Data Architect
Median Base Salary: $113,000

21. Tax Manager
Median Base Salary: $110,000

22. Product Manager
Median Base Salary: $107,000

23. Design Manager
Median Base Salary: $106,500

24. Analytics Manager
Median Base Salary: $106,000

25. Information Systems Manager
Median Base Salary: $106,000

According to Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Dr Andrew Chamberlain, the report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation.

“This is why we see several jobs within the technology and healthcare industries,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain. “There’s no doubt that pay is among the leading factors most job seekers weigh when determining where to work. However, our research shows that a big paycheck isn’t necessarily tied to long-term satisfaction in your job. Instead, when we dig deeper into what keeps employees satisfied once they’re in a job and with a company, we find that culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction.”

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Post by Octavia Goredema @OctaviaGoredema

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