Top 25 highest paying jobs in America

Top 25 highest paying jobs in America
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A new report by Glassdoor says 68 percent of people who participated in a survey consider salary and compensation among the most important factors when deciding where to work. 

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Does money equal satisfaction?

It’s no surprise that physicians, lawyers and research and development managers bring home the biggest paychecks, but the career site points out that the highest-paying jobs don’t always have the highest job satisfaction.

“This 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 health care industries,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist. “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.”

Here are the top 25 jobs that offer the highest salaries based on information from people who have shared their salaries on Glassdoor over the past year:

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $180,000

2. Lawyer

Median Base Salary: $144,500

3. Research and 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

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