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Career Options: The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018

Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, announced the results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 highest paying jobs in America for 2018. Considering that nearly seven in 10 (67 percent) job seekers and workers say that salary is a key piece of information they hone in on when researching jobs, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, this report helps people better understand which jobs pay the highest salaries.

Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, this report highlights each job's median annual base salary and the current number of job openings nationwide. Here are the 25 highest paying jobs in American for 2018:

  1. Physician: Median Base Salary: $195,842; Number of Job Openings: 3,038
  2. Pharmacy Manager: Median Base Salary: $146,412; Number of Job Openings: 2,009
  3. Pharmacist: Median Base Salary: $127,120; Number of Job Openings: 2,534
  4. Enterprise Architect: Median Base Salary: $115,944; Number of Job Openings: 1,097
  5. Corporate Counsel: Median Base Salary: $115,580; Number of Job Openings: 693
  6. Software Development Manager: Median Base Salary: $108,879; Number of Job Openings: 1,064
  7. Physician Assistant: Median Base Salary: $108,761; Number of Job Openings: 8,616
  8. Software Engineering Manager: Median Base Salary: $107,479; Number of Job Openings: 1,105
  9. Nurse Practitioner: Median Base Salary: $106,962; Number of Job Openings: 14,931
  10. Software Architect: Median Base Salary: $105,329; Number of Job Openings: 1,130
  11. Engineering Manager: Median Base Salary: $105,260; Number of Job Openings: 4,738
  12. Applications Development Manager: Median Base Salary: $104,048; Number of Job Openings: 360
  13. Plant Manager: Median Base Salary: $103,892; Number of Job Openings: 1,182
  14. IT Program Manager: Median Base Salary: $102,969; Number of Job Openings: 218
  15. Solutions Architect: Median Base Salary: $102,160; Number of Job Openings: 5,899
  16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager: Median Base Salary: $102,155; Number of Job Openings: 108
  17. Data Architect: Median Base Salary: $101,900; Number of Job Openings: 1,472
  18. Strategy Manager: Median Base Salary: $101,754; Number of Job Openings: 2,641
  19. Systems Architect: Median Base Salary: $100,984; Number of Job Openings: 1,146
  20. Scrum Master: Median Base Salary: $98,239; Number of Job Openings: 1,876
  21. Consulting Manager: Median Base Salary: $97,154; Number of Job Openings: 1,536
  22. Attorney: Median Base Salary: $96,678; Number of Job Openings: 903
  23. Cloud Engineer: Median Base Salary: $96,449; Number of Job Openings: 1,077
  24. Tax Manager: Median Base Salary: $96,175; Number of Job Openings: 3,690
  25. Data Scientist: Median Base Salary: $96,116; Number of Job

"The fact that employers are paying top dollar for many tech and health care jobs reinforces how demand for these valuable skillsets continues to outpace the supply of talent with these expertises," said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. "We know that salary matters a lot to job seekers when determining where to work, but it should not be the only factor to consider. We've found that company culture and values, career opportunities and trust in senior leadership matter most when it comes to keeping employees satisfied in their jobs long term."

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