The 25 highest-paying jobs in the US, ranked

These jobs all have median base salaries of $96,116 or more.

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These jobs all have median base salaries of $96,116 or more.
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Dmitry Smirnov/Strelka Institute/Flickr

  • High paying jobs can feel out of reach, but 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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Alissa Kumarova/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $96,116

Job openings on Glassdoor: 4,986


24. Tax manager

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Andrew Burton / Getty Images

Median base salary: $96,175

Job openings on Glassdoor: 3,690


23. Cloud engineer

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Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr

Median base salary: $96,449

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,077


22. Attorney

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Minerva Studio/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $96,678

Job openings on Glassdoor: 903


21. Consulting manager

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Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr

Median base salary: $97,154

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,536


20. Scrum master

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VFS Digital Design / Flickr

Median base salary: $98,239

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,876


19. Systems architect

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Strelka Institute/Flickr

Median base salary: $100,984

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,146


18. Strategy manager

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El Nariz/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $101,754

Job openings on Glassdoor: 2,641


17. Data architect

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Sorbis/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $101,900

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,472


16. Financial planning and analysis manager

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Shutterstock.com/Monkey Business Images

Median base salary: $102,155

Job openings on Glassdoor: 108


15. Solutions architect

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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr

Median base salary: $102,160

Job openings on Glassdoor: 5,899


14. IT program manager

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Women of Color in Tech/Flickr/Attribution

Median base salary: $102,969

Job openings on Glassdoor: 218


13. Plant manager

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John Phillips / Stringer / Getty Images

Median base salary: $103,892

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,182


12. Applications development manager

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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr

Median base salary: $104,048

Job openings on Glassdoor: 360


11. Engineering manager

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WOCinTech Chat/Flickr

Median base salary: $105,260

Job openings on Glassdoor: 4,738


10. Software architect

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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr

Median base salary: $105,329

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,130


9. Nurse practitioner

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REUTERS/Mike Blake

Median base salary: $106,962

Job openings on Glassdoor: 14,931


8. Software engineering manager

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WOCinTech Chat/Flickr/Attribution

Median base salary: $107,479

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,105


7. Physician assistant

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John Moore / Getty Images

Median base salary: $108,761

Job openings on Glassdoor: 8,616


6. Software development manager

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Oli Scarff / Getty Images

Median base salary: $108,879

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,064


5. Corporate counsel

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Dirima/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $115,580

Job openings on Glassdoor: 693


4. Enterprise architect

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Ilze Filipova/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $115,944

Job openings on Glassdoor: 1,097


3. Pharmacist

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Bangkoker/Shutterstock

Median base salary: $127,120

Job openings on Glassdoor: 2,534


2. Pharmacy manager

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Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage

Median base salary: $146,412

Job openings on Glassdoor: 2,009


1. Physician

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Shutterstock/Burlingham

Median base salary: $195,842

Job openings on Glassdoor: 3,038