The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America Might Not Be What You Expect
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The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America Might Not Be What You Expect

Salaries can vary vastly from company to company, city to city, and certainly from profession to profession. Although we generally suggest you choose a job based on factors like your passion for the work, your paycheck at the end of the day can definitely matter — and may have you looking to make a career change if asking for a raise won’t cut it. It can be interesting (in a perfectly reasonable, nosy kinda way) to want to know what other people are making in their chosen professions and, luckily Glassdoor just posted the 25 highest paying jobs in America.

This particular list of high paying jobs comes from salary data people with these jobs have shared on Glassdoor over the past year. Professions that you might easily assume are on the list, like doctors and lawyers, but some of the others may surprise you. Skim the below and see if you make the cut… or if $ doesn’t matter.

 

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

Read the rest of the list here!

Do these jobs (and how much you can make at them) surprise you or not? Tweet us @britandco!

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