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Doctors, Lawyers, Tech Workers Make Top-Paying Jobs List

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  1. Physician: $180,000
  2. Lawyer: $144,500
  3. Research and development manager: $142,120
  4. Software development manager: $132,000
  5. Pharmacy manager: $130,000
  6. Strategy manager: $130,000
  7. Software architect: $128,250
  8. Integrated circuit design engineer: $127,500
  9. IT manager: $120,000
  10. Solutions architect: $120,000