Here’s The 25 Highest Paying Jobs Of 2016, And You Should Have Listened To Your Mom About Careers

by 2 years ago

If you want to earn the big bucks, it turns out that your mom was right, you should have been a doctor or a lawyer. Who would have thunk? Glassdoor released their list of the 25 highest paying jobs on Wednesday, and physicians were #1 on the list, by a wide margin. With an median base salary of $180,000, physicians earn more than $35,000 than the #2 job, lawyers. Research and development managers round out the top three careers.

The jobs and recruiting website used data that shared by the site’s users to find each field’s median base pay.

“High pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education, and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation,” Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, said in a press release. “This is why we see several jobs within the technology and healthcare industries.”

Oddly absent from the list was blogger. I may have to investigate how to be a pharmacy manager and get their $130,000 salary, I know a lot about prescription drugs.

  1. Physician – Median Base Salary: $180,000
  2. Lawyer – Median Base Salary: $144,500
  3. Research & Development Manager – Median Base Salary: $142,120
  4. Software Development Manager – Median Base Salary: $132,000
  5. Pharmacy Manager – Median Base Salary: $130,000
  6. Strategy Manager – Median Base Salary: $130,000
  7. Software Architect – Median Base Salary: $128,250
  8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer – Median Base Salary: $127,500
  9. IT Manager – Median Base Salary: $120,000
  10. Solutions Architect – Median Base Salary: $120,000
  11. Engagement Manager – Median Base Salary: $120,000
  12. Applications Development Manager – Median Base Salary: $120,000
  13. Pharmacist – Median Base Salary: $118,000
  14. Systems Architect – Median Base Salary: $116,920
  15. Finance Manager – Median Base Salary: $115,000
  16. Data Scientist – Median Base Salary: $115,000
  17. Risk Manager – Median Base Salary: $115,000
  18. Creative Director – Median Base Salary: $115,000
  19. Actuary – Median Base Salary: $115,000
  20. Data Architect – Median Base Salary: $113,000
  21. Tax Manager – Median Base Salary: $110,000
  22. Product Manager – Median Base Salary: $107,000
  23. Design Manager – Median Base Salary: $106,500
  24. Analytics Manager – Median Base Salary: $106,000
  25. Information Systems Manager – Median Base Salary: $106,000

Check out Glassdoor to see the number of job opening for the 25 highest paying jobs.


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