25 Highest Paying U.S. Jobs Currently Start at $96K Base Salary

Glassdoor.com, the prominent job and recruiting website, has published an update on the highest-paying jobs of 2018.



The research looked at 2018 salary reports from employees, median annual base salaries for the respective job titles, the number of job openings available, and active job listings as of July 19, /2018.

To be considered, a job title had to receive at least 100 salary reports from U.S.-based employees within the past year. Not surprisingly, tech-related jobs are plentiful on the list and the top-paying are in the medical-pharmacy field.

The median base salary starts at $96,116 with job title No. 25: Data Scientist.

Here is the list.

25. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $96,116

Job Openings: 4,986

24. Tax Manager

Median Base Salary: $96,175

Job Openings: 3,690

23. Cloud Engineer

Median Base Salary: $96,449

Job Openings: 1,077

22. Attorney

Median Base Salary: $96,678

Job Openings: 903

21. Consulting Manager

Median Base Salary: $97,154

Job Openings: 1,536

20. Scrum Master

Median Base Salary: $98,239

Job Openings: 1,876

19. Systems Architect

Median Base Salary: $100,984

Job Openings: 1,146

18. Strategy Manager

Median Base Salary: $101,754

Job Openings: 2,641

17. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $101,900

Job Openings: 1,472

16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Median Base Salary: $102,155

Job Openings: 108

15. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,160

Job Openings: 5,899

14. IT Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $102,969

Job Openings: 218

13. Plant Manager

Median Base Salary: $103,892

Job Openings: 1,182

12. Applications Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $104,048

Job Openings: 360

11. Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $105,260

Job Openings: 4,738

10. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $105,329

Job Openings: 1,130

9. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $106,962

Job Openings: 14,931

8. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $107,479

Job Openings: 1,105

7. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $108,761

Job Openings: 8,616

6. Software Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $108,879

Job Openings: 1,064

5. Corporate Counsel

Median Base Salary: $115,580

Job Openings: 693

4. Enterprise Architect

Median Base Salary: $115,944

Job Openings: 1,097

3. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $127,120

Job Openings: 2,534

2. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $146,412

Job Openings: 2,009

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $195,842

Job Openings: 3,038