January 20, 2016

Glassdoor Highlights The 25 Best Jobs In America in 2016

Take a minute and brainstorm about the best jobs in America in 2016. What tops your list of cool jobs? Do you dream about working as a mountain guide? An airplane pilot? A video game tester? A professional athlete? An astronaut?

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Surprisingly, none of these jobs made Glassdoor’s list of the 25 Best Jobs In America in 2016. The jobs that topped the list were determined by three main factors:

  • Earning Potential
  • Career Opportunities Rating
  • Number of Job Openings

Only jobs with at least 75 salary reports and 75 career opportunity ratings were considered. Then the three criteria were weighed based on a scale from 1 to 5.

After crunching the numbers, Glassdoor found that the following jobs were the best jobs in America in 2016. Below you will find the job title and the median annual salary. Visit Glassdoor.com to view the career opportunity score, overall job score, and number of job openings.

Here is Glassdoor’s list of the Best Jobs In America in 2016:

  1. Data Scientist – $116,840
  2. Tax Manager – $108,000
  3. Solutions Architect – $119,500
  4. Engagement Manager – $125,000
  5. Mobile Developer – $90,000
  6. HR Manager – $85,000
  7. Physician Assistant – $97,000
  8. Product Manager – $106,680
  9. Software Engineer – $95,000
  10. Audit Manager – $95,000
  11. Analytics Manager – $105,000
  12. Software Development Manager – $135,000
  13. Product Marketing Manager – $115,000
  14. Marketing Manager – $90,000
  15. QA Manager – $85,000
  16. Finance Manager – $115,000
  17. Business Development Manager – $80,000
  18. UX Designer – $91,800
  19. Strategy Manager – $130,000
  20. Technical Account Manager – $69,548
  21. Consultant – $84,000
  22. Construction Superintendent – $78,000
  23. Nurse Practitioner – $99,500
  24. Electrical Engineer – $76,900
  25. Software Architect – $130,000

Did your dream job make the list? Use this list to help you focus your job search. When you’re ready, head over to the JobMonkey Job Center to start your job search. Good luck!

If you like this list, be sure to check out some of the other lists that Glassdoor has created:

We always get excited when Glassdoor releases a new list and you should too. Be sure to bookmark the Glassdoor website. It’s a fantastic resource for job seekers.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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