Report: Highest Paying Jobs in America

Glassdoor reveals annual list of top-paying U.S. jobs.

Glassdoor has released its annual list of 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2017. Physicians, pharmacy managers and patent attorneys were billed as the top-three earners, with medical science liaisons and pharmacists rounding out the top five highest-paying careers.

Nearly one-third of the highest-earning positions were IT- or computer-based, with software engineering managers and IT architects earning top spots.

Jobs unique to this year’s list compared with last year’s list included enterprise architects, corporate controllers, medical science liaisons and more.

Below, we bring you the top 10 jobs producing the biggest paychecks in the U.S., according to Glassdoor. The findings are based on shared salary reports and active job listings, with C-suite-level jobs excluded.


Median base salary: $187,876

Pharmacy Manager

Median base salary: $149,064

Patent Attorney

Median base salary: $139,272

Medical Science Liaison

Median base salary: $132,842


Median base salary: $125,847

Enterprise Architect

Median base salary: $112,560

Physician Assistant

Median base salary: $112,529

Applications Development Manager

Median base salary: $112,045

Research & Development Manager

Median base salary: $111,905

Corporate Controller

Median base salary: $110,855.

For the full report, visit Glassdoor