SOURCE: Glassdoor

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March 09, 2016 07:00 ET

Glassdoor Reveals the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016

Physician, Lawyer and Research & Development Manager Claim Top Three Spots

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2016) - Glassdoor®, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America. Considering that nearly seven in ten (68 percent) people say that salary and compensation is among their top considerations before accepting job, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, this report is designed to help people get a better sense of which jobs can pay the biggest salaries.

Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year1, this report includes each job's median annual base salary and the current number of job openings.

Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016 are:

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

"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. "There's no doubt that pay is among the leading factors most job seekers weigh when determining where to work. However, our research shows that a big paycheck isn't necessarily tied to long-term satisfaction in your job. Instead, when we dig deeper into what keeps employees satisfied once they're in a job and with a company, we find that culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction."

Glassdoor is now one of the largest aggregators of job listings in the world, and also the fastest-growing job site in the U.S. 2, attracting approximately 30 million monthly unique users. No other job site offers job seekers as many job listings combined with such a vast array of user-generated content as Glassdoor, including millions of salary reports, company ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview reviews, benefit reviews, office photos and more.

1 Methodology: For a job title to be considered for Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America report, job titles must receive at least 75 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/24/15 - 1/23/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 2/23/165. If job titles have the same median base salary, the job title with the higher number of job openings receives higher rank. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. C-suite level jobs were excluded from this report.

2 Compared to LinkedIn.com, Indeed.com, CareerBuilder.com, and Monster.com. Based on unique users, Custom Job List Sites % Change Media Trend Report, comScore January 2016 Media Metrix®

About Glassdoor
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