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Here’re 25 Highest Paying Jobs Currently On Offer In America For 2016



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Jul 27 2016
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Looking for a new career? Even if you’re happy with your new job and have no intention to “jump ship”, it’s worthwhile to take a peek of the latest market offering for jobs similar to yours, or outside your field. It’s also useful to those who are not quite sure which school they should enroll into. When come to jobs, nothing beats the big bucks.

 

You’re not looking for money when come to a new career? That’s a truckload of bullshit because while money isn’t the only factor, it certainly is one of the major factors. Based on a survey done by Glassdoor, close to 68% (7 in 10 people) interviewed say that salary and compensation is among their “leading considerations” when determining a new career.

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs

“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 healthcare industries,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist.

 

Sure, the research shows that a big paycheck isn’t necessarily tied to long-term satisfaction in one’s job. There’re factors such as culture and values, career opportunities, company’s vision and trust in senior leadership. Still, a great paying job is among the leading factors most job seekers are looking for.

 

{ 1 } Physician

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Physician

Median base salary: US$180,000 (£137,178; RM733,327)

Description: Not only is this the top-paying job in the U.S., employment for medical doctors is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, twice as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

{ 2 } Lawyer

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Lawyer

Median base salary: US$144,500 (£109,743; RM586,662)

Description: While pay can vary depending on what type of law you practice, the median salary is high enough to make lawyer the second best-paying job in America. What’s more, Glassdoor’s job listing page shows more than 9,000 openings for this job.

 

 

{ 3 } R&D Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Research and Development Manager

Median base salary: US$142,120 (£108,322; RM579,003)

Description: Research and development managers have a variety of roles that depend on the employer, from improving product design and leading new partnerships to overseeing staff.

 

 

{ 4 } Software Development Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Software Development Manager

Median base salary: US$132,000 (£100,609; RM537,774)

Description: Software development managers develop and oversee the systems behind computer programs. The outlook for this job is bright; it’s expected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024.

 

 

{ 5 } Pharmacy Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Pharmacy Manager

Median base salary: US$130,000 (£99,082; RM529,787)

Description: This managerial position usually requires years of experience in addition to a doctoral degree, which all pharmacists are required to have.

 

 

{ 6 } Strategy Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Strategy Manager

Median base salary: US$130,000 (£99,082; RM529,787)

Description: Strategy managers often oversee a company’s plans to develop partnerships, drive growth and launch new profit-driving initiatives. A bachelor’s degree is required, and some employers also require a master’s.

 

 

{ 7 } Software Architect

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Software Architect

Median base salary: US$128,250 (£97,741; RM522,446)

Description: Software architects create computer programs and communicate technical plans to company leaders. A bachelor of science degree is usually required.

 

 

{ 8 } Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer

Median base salary: US$127,500 (£97,185; RM519,059)

Description: Integrated circuit designer engineers provide electrical design and development support and solve technical hardware problems. Most have a B.S. or Master of Science degree in electrical engineering.

 

 

{ 9 } IT Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - IT Manager

Median base salary: US$120,000 (£91,469; RM488,526)

Description: Information technology managers make sure that all of their company’s equipment, software and networks operate smoothly, and they execute the IT goals of the organization. IT managers usually have a bachelor’s degree in the field along with various technical skills.

 

 

{ 10 } Solutions Architect

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Solutions Architect

Median base salary: US$120,000 (£91,469; RM488,526)

Description: Solutions architects lead or help in the design of products and projects, but are also heavily involved in the technical side of creating them. Education requirements vary, ranging from a bachelor’s degree in computer systems or information systems to a master’s in engineering or marketing.

 

 

{ 11 } Engagement Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Engagement Manager

Median base salary: US$120,000 (£91,469; RM488,526)

Description: Engagement managers are responsible for client relationships. The role requires skills in marketing and project management. Software or technical skills can be useful.

 

 

{ 12 } Applications Development Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Application Development Manager

Median base salary: US$120,000 (£91,469; RM488,526)

Description: These managers oversee and improve internal systems and software. A bachelor’s degree and several years of experience in the field is required.

 

 

{ 13 } Pharmacist

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Pharmacist

Median base salary: US$118,000 (£89,929; RM480,638)

Description: Pharmacists are well-paid but can have long hours and may have to work weekend shifts. They must have a doctoral degree to practice.

 

 

{ 14 } Systems Architect

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - System Architect

Median base salary: US$116,920 (£89,086; RM476,239)

Description: These architects build and maintain a company’s databases, software and system coding. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related field is required.

 

 

{ 15 } Finance Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Finance Manager

Median base salary: US$115,000 (£87,620; RM468,323)

Description: Finance managers “produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.” They usually have five or more years of experience in finance, accounting or a related field, in addition to a bachelor’s degree.

 

 

{ 16 } Data Scientist

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Data Scientist

Median base salary: US$115,000 (£87,620; RM468,323)

Description: Computer and data research scientists solve complex problems in computing. Employment for this job is projected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average.

 

 

{ 17 } Risk Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Risk Manager

Median base salary: US$115,000 (£87,620; RM468,323)

Description: Risk managers deal with insurance, liability and legal compliance. The job’s function and education requirements vary greatly, depending on the industry.

 

 

{ 18 } Creative Director

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Creative Director

Median base salary: US$115,000 (£87,620; RM468,323)

Description: Creative directors execute new marketing initiatives for a company, leading branding and design. The job requirements vary, but a track record in leadership helps.

 

 

{ 19 } Actuary

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Actuary

Median base salary: US$115,000 (£87,620; RM468,323)

Description: Actuaries analyze financial risk and uncertainty. Employment of actuaries is expected to grow a whopping 18% from 2014 to 2024.

 

 

{ 20 } Data Architect

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Data Architect

Median base salary: US$113,000 (£86,071; RM460,031)

Description: Data architects create information and technology road maps for a company. The position typically requires technical skills and/or a B.S. in computer science or information systems.

 

 

{ 21 } Tax Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Tax Manager

Median base salary: US$110,000 (£83,786; RM447,657)

Description: Tax managers prepare federal and state income tax returns for individuals and businesses. An undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting is required.

 

 

{ 22 } Product Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Product Manager

Median base salary: US$107,000 (£81,507; RM435,448)

Description: These managers are key to an organization’s product development team, helping to ensure new products are delivered on time. Glassdoor reports more than 7,000 open positions for this job.

 

 

{ 23 } Design Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Design Manager

Median base salary: US$106,500 (£81,126; RM433,468)

Description: Design managers are in charge of envisioning and executing a customer or client’s experience with a company. The duties vary widely across industries.

 

 

{ 24 } Analytics Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Analytics Manager

Median base salary: US$106,000 (£80,745; RM431,433)

Description: This job requires strengths in statistics and data analysis. Glassdoor reports thousands of job openings for this position.

 

 

{ 25 } Information Systems Manager

America 2016 Top-25 Highest Paying Jobs - Information Systems Manager

Median base salary: US$106,000 (£80,745; RM431,433)

Description: This role, while similar to that of an information technology manager, is broader in terms of responsibilities. Information systems managers oversee information however it’s organized.

 

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