Report: Top Paying Jobs in America

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Glassdoor has released its list of 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016. Physicians, lawyers and research and development managers are the top three highest-paying job categories, according to the report. The findings are based on actual salaries of people who have reported their own to the career website over the past year.  The top ten jobs offering the highest salaries, and their median base salaries and number of job openings on Glassdoor, are as follows:

  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

For the full report, visit Glassdoor