June 9, 2016

The Highest Paying Jobs in The USA In 2016 According To Glassdoor.com

Do you want to land one of the highest paying jobs in the USA? You bet you do. Our friends over at Glassdoor.com recently released a new study highlighting The Highest Paying Jobs In America. This is the perfect starting point for you if a high paying job is on your job search radar.

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When selecting your future career, money is an important factor in your decision. Glassdoor.com notes that “nearly seven in ten (68%) people report that salary and compensation is among their leading considerations when determining where to work.” Do you feel the same way? If so you need to pursue one of the highest paying jobs in the USA.

Learn About The Highest Paying Companies In The USA – 2016

Let’s look at Glassdoor.com’s list of the Highest Paying Jobs In The USA. The following list comes directly from Glassdoor.com:

  1. Physician
    • Median Base Salary: $180,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,064
  2. Lawyer
    • Median Base Salary: $144,500
    • Number of Job Openings: 995
  3. Research & Development Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $142,120
    • Number of Job Openings: 112
  4. Software Development Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $132,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 3,495
  5. Pharmacy Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $130,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,766
  6. Strategy Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $130,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 701
  7. Software Architect
    • Median Base Salary: $128,250
    • Number of Job Openings: 655
  8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer
    • Median Base Salary: $127,500
    • Number of Job Openings: 165
  9. IT Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $120,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 3,152
  10. Solutions Architect
    • Median Base Salary: $120,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,838
  11. Engagement Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $120,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,452
  12. Applications Development Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $120,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 263
  13. Pharmacist
    • Median Base Salary: $118,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 4,502
  14. Systems Architect
    • Median Base Salary: $116,920
    • Number of Job Openings: 439
  15. Finance Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $115,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,582
  16. Data Scientist
    • Median Base Salary: $115,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,985
  17. Risk Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $115,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,137
  18. Creative Director
    • Median Base Salary: $115,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 696
  19. Actuary
    • Median Base Salary: $115,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 175
  20. Data Architect
    • Median Base Salary: $113,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 762
  21. Tax Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $110,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,495
  22. Product Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $107,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 7,758
  23. Design Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $106,500
    • Number of Job Openings: 510
  24. Analytics Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $106,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 988
  25. Information Systems Manager
    • Median Base Salary: $106,000
    • Number of Job Openings: 147

Compare This List to The Highest Paying Jobs In 2015

All of the high paying jobs that made this list require certain skill sets, education, and experience. It’s up to you to learn about what is required to land one of this lucrative gigs. Stop by JobMonkey.com and do your job search research today.

Glassdoor.com compiled this list based on data gathered between January 24, 2015 and January 23, 2016. Each job had to have “at least 75 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees” submitted during that time period. The number of job listings represent active job listings on Glassdoor.com. Learn more about Glassdoor.com’s methodology here.

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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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