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25 best-paying jobs in the U.S.
As salary continues to be a major driver in attraction and retention efforts for employers, keeping up to date with current market values is essential. Glassdoor, the jobs and salary website, released its third annual list of the best-paying jobs in the U.S., offering employers insight into present market values.

Tech jobs make up 11 of the professions on the list, more than any other industry, followed by the healthcare sector at six. “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,” says Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s 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.”

The list was created based on salary reports shared by employees with Glassdoor over the past year.
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25. Attorney
Median base salary: $94,695
Number of job openings (on Glassdoor): 1,010
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24. Nuclear engineer
Median base salary: $94,852
Number of job openings: 155
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23. Financial planning & analysis manager
Median base salary: $94,862
Number of job openings: 501
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22. Scrum master (information process manager)
Median base salary: $95,167
Number of job openings: 2,072
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21. Plant manager
Median base salary: $97,189
Number of job openings: 1,286
14. Systems Architect
20. Systems architect
Median base salary: $97,873
Number of job openings: 1,167
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19. UX (user experience) manager
Median base salary: $98,353
Number of job openings: 263
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18. IT program manager
Median base salary: $98,883
Number of job openings: 250
19. Actuary
17. Actuary
Median base salary: $99,507
Number of job openings: 463
20. Data Architect
16. Data architect
Median base salary: $102,091
Number of job openings: 1,438
10. Solutions Architect
15. Solutions architect
Median base salary: $102,678
Number of job openings: 4,174
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14. Nurse practitioner
Median base salary: $104,144
Number of job openings: 12,566
7. Software Architect
13. Software architect
Median base salary: $104,754
Number of job openings: 1,147
9. IT Manager
12. IT architect
Median base salary: $105,303
Number of job openings: 250
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11. Software engineering manager
Median base salary: $109,350
Number of job openings: 1,011
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10. Corporate controller
Median base salary: $110,855
Number of job openings: 259
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9. R&D manager
Median base salary: $111,905
Number of job openings: 185
12. Applications Development Manager
8. Applications development manager
Median base salary: $112,045
Number of job openings: 516
1. Physician
7. Physician assistant
Median base salary: $112,529
Number of job openings: 13,547
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6. Enterprise architect
Median base salary: $112,560
Number of job openings: 1,320
13. Pharmacist
5. Pharmacist
Median base salary: $125,847
Number of job openings: 5,496
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4. Medical science liaison
Median base salary: $132,842
Number of job openings: 391
2. Lawyer
3. Patent attorney
Median base salary: $139,272
Number of job openings: 525
5. Pharmacy Manager
2. Pharmacy manager
Median base salary: $149,064
Number of job openings: 2,370
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1. Physician
Median base salary: $187,876
Number of job openings: 7,770
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