Jobs in technology, law, finance and healthcare command the highest salaries, according to a new roundup of the 25 best-paying positions by job search site Glassdoor.
Physicians make the most, with a median annual salary of $180,000. Lawyer and research and development manager come int at numbers two and three, with median annual salaries of $144,500 and $142,120, respectively. Even the last job on the list, information systems manager, nets a sizable $106,000 annual median salary.
Jobs that call on science, technology, engineering or math skills dominate, but the list also includes some outliers such as creative director, engagement manager and design manager.
These aren't entry-level gigs, by any means. Most of the top titles are managerial, and many require an investment in higher education beyond a four-year college degree. Almost every high-paying job demands a specialized skill set that comes from a combination of advanced degrees and work experience.
Here are the top 10 job titles, along with the median annual salary people with these positions earn. You can see the complete list here.
- Physician: $180,000
- Lawyer: $144,500
- Research and development manager: $142,120
- Software development manager: $132,000
- Pharmacy manager: $130,000
- Strategy manager: $130,000
- Software architect: $128,250
- Integrated circuit design engineer: $127,500
- IT manager: $120,000
- Solutions architect: $120,000