Highest paying jobs in the US in 2018 – tech and healthcare lead the way

While choosing a career every guidance counselor that has ever existed has asked you what your passion is geared towards; but let’s be honest money matters, it matters a lot.  If passion is the only criteria that most people based their decisions off of then playing video games and binge re-watching Game of Thrones would be what most people sought for their path.

Salary clearly is important, and here is what Glassdoor has gathered from a huge array of data for the highest paying positions in the US:

1. Physician
Median Base Salary: $195,842
Job Openings, per Glassdoor’s listings: 3,038

2. Pharmacy Manager
Median Base Salary: $146,412
Job Openings: 2,009

3. Pharmacist
Median Base Salary: $127,120
Job Openings: 2,534

4. Enterprise Architect
Median Base Salary: $115,944
Job Openings: 1,097

5. Corporate Counsel
Median Base Salary: $115,580
Job Openings: 693

6. Software Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $108,879
Job Openings: 1,064

7. Physician Assistant
Median Base Salary: $108,761
Job Openings: 8,616

8. Software Engineering Manager
Median Base Salary: $107,479
Job Openings: 1,105

9. Nurse Practitioner
Median Base Salary: $106,962
Job Openings: 14,931

10. Software Architect
Median Base Salary: $105,329
Job Openings: 1,130

11. Engineering Manager
Median Base Salary: $105,260
Job Openings: 4,738

12. Applications Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $104,048
Job Openings: 360

13. Plant Manager
Median Base Salary: $103,892
Job Openings: 1,182

14. IT Program Manager
Median Base Salary: $102,969
Job Openings: 218

15. Solutions Architect
Median Base Salary: $102,160
Job Openings: 5,899

16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Median Base Salary: $102,155
Job Openings: 108

17. Data Architect
Median Base Salary: $101,900
Job Openings: 1,472

18. Strategy Manager
Median Base Salary: $101,754
Job Openings: 2,641

19. Systems Architect
Median Base Salary: $100,984
Job Openings: 1,146

20. Scrum Master
Median Base Salary: $98,239
Job Openings: 1,876

21. Consulting Manager
Median Base Salary: $97,154
Job Openings: 1,536

 

22. Attorney
Median Base Salary: $96,678
Job Openings: 903

23. Cloud Engineer
Median Base Salary: $96,449
Job Openings: 1,077

24. Tax Manager
Median Base Salary: $96,175
Job Openings: 3,690

25. Data Scientist
Median Base Salary: $96,116
Job Openings: 4,986