25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016

Written by Zac Johnson
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The only thing more important than having a high paying job, is doing something you enjoy. If you have the opportunity to work for yourself, enjoy what you do and make good money in the process… the more power to you!

For the majority of people in the world today, it’s all about going to school, getting heavily into debt and usually stuck in a job they simply can’t make enough money in or one that they absolutely hate. Not only is your career choice something that you are going to be stuck with for quite a while, it’s also a financial decision as well.

The internet has completely changed the way individuals get hired for new jobs, the way businesses research and hire new people and of course, the research involved in finding what the best-paying jobs are and how you might be able to inch your way into one of these industries.

Glassdoor is one such company that is helping to revolutionize the way businesses hire and people get hired. In addition to helping employees and employers connect with each other, they also provide some of the best employment and personal finance reports as well — including their recent one on the Top 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2016.

As expected, the jobs that required the most college experience are the big winners in the lists — which were physicians, lawyers, and research & development managers. On the flip side, we also have another article on top paying jobs with no degree required.

In collaboration with the infographic design team at CJG Digital Marketing, we were able to bring this data to life in our very own unique infographic design seen below.

Feel free to run through the list of the top 10 highest paying jobs in America for 2016 below, then referring to the infographic for the full list of 25 top paying career choices and other valuable information on who businesses are hiring, job search tips, and why it’s a benefit to everyone to be more open about salary amounts and getting the dream job you always wanted!

Highest Paying Jobs in America

1. Physician

  • Median Base Salary: $180,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,064

2. Lawyer

  • Median Base Salary: $144,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 995

3. Research & Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $142,120
  • Number of Job Openings: 112

4. Software Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $132,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,495

5. Pharmacy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,766

6. Strategy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 701

7. Software Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $128,250
  • Number of Job Openings: 655

8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $127,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 165

9. IT Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,152

10. Solutions Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,838

To view the full list, visit Glassdoor.

25 Highest Paying Jobs in America Infographic

 

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