The 25 highest-paying jobs in the US, ranked

Dmitry Smirnov/Strelka Institute/FlickrThese jobs all have median base salaries of $US96,116 or more.
  • High paying jobs can feel out of reach, b ut they’re out there.
  • Some lucrative gigs, according to Glassdoor’s latest rankings, require years of graduate studies.
  • Others are more easily accessible.

High paying jobs are out there – you’ve just got to know where to look.

Fortunately, Glassdoor has compiled a list of the most lucrative occupations in the US. All of the jobs on the list had to have at least 100 salary reports between July 2018 and July 2018 on the job site. C-suite roles were cut from the list, too.

Here’s a look at the highest paying jobs in the US:


25. Data scientist

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Median base salary: $US96,116

Job openings on Glassdoor: 4,986


24. Tax manager

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Median base salary: $US96,175

Job openings on Glassdoor: 3,690


23. Cloud engineer

Median base salary: $US96,449

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,077


22. Attorney

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Median base salary: $US96,678

Job openings on Glassdoor: 903


21. Consulting manager

Median base salary: $US97,154

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,536


20. Scrum master

Median base salary: $US98,239

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,876


19. Systems architect

Median base salary: $US100,984

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,146


18. Strategy manager

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Median base salary: $US101,754

Job openings on Glassdoor: 2,641


17. Data architect

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Median base salary: $US101,900

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,472


16. Financial planning and analysis manager

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Median base salary: $US102,155

Job openings on Glassdoor: 108


15. Solutions architect

Median base salary: $US102,160

Job openings on Glassdoor: 5,899


14. IT program manager

Median base salary: $US102,969

Job openings on Glassdoor: 218


13. Plant manager

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Median base salary: $US103,892

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,182


12. Applications development manager

Median base salary: $US104,048

Job openings on Glassdoor: 360


11. Engineering manager

Median base salary: $US105,260

Job openings on Glassdoor: 4,738


10. Software architect

Median base salary: $US105,329

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,130


9. Nurse practitioner

Median base salary: $US106,962

Job openings on Glassdoor: 14,931


8. Software engineering manager

Median base salary: $US107,479

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,105


7. Physician assistant

Median base salary: $US108,761

Job openings on Glassdoor: 8,616


6. Software development manager

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Median base salary: $US108,879

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,064


5. Corporate counsel

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Median base salary: $US115,580

Job openings on Glassdoor: 693


4. Enterprise architect

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Median base salary: $US115,944

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,097


3. Pharmacist

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Median base salary: $US127,120

Job openings on Glassdoor: 2,534


2. Pharmacy manager

Median base salary: $US146,412

Job openings on Glassdoor: 2,009


1. Physician

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Median base salary: $US195,842

Job openings on Glassdoor: 3,038

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