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What jobs pay very well? :)

Asked Denver, Colorado

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Sheila’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hello Elizabeth: Tech and Healthcare jobs dominated the list of highest-paying jobs in America, according to a new report by Glassdoor.

Looking at the top-paying jobs across U.S.-based companies, the job search firm pulled salary reports for job titles from July 1 last year to this year. (The company only counted job titles with more than 100 salary reports.)

“The majority of these jobs are not at risk for being replaced by the addition of automation, and often times automation is helping to assist these roles.” “Many of these roles require a high level of education.”

Here’s the list:

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

*Source: Yahoo Finance - Highest Paying Jobs - -> https://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-top-paying-jobs-america-according-glassdoor-040033999.html

*Source: Glassdoor - Highest Paying Jobs - -> https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Highest-Paying-Jobs-LST_KQ0,19.htm

May I ask, "what are you thinking about as a career"? There are many other jobs that are not on the list that could also lead you toward a great salary. I suggest that you find your passion and what motivates you. It's there - you just need to tap into it. :)

Best of Luck to You!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

  • Research Yahoo Finance site - - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-top-paying-jobs-america-according-glassdoor-040033999.html
  • Research Glassdoor site - - https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Highest-Paying-Jobs-LST_KQ0,19.htm
  • Talk to Professionals that are in the field that you are deciding on
  • Do your research well, and don't forget to bookmark the sites you find

Dorothy’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hi Elizabeth, I agree with Sheila. The best paid jobs include positions in healthcare and information technology. In addition, data analytics, consulting, finance, engineering, and law are other high paying jobs. I found a great article online from USA Today that lists out the top 25 best paid jobs in the U.S.

Please see the link for the highest paying jobs in America: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2019/03/18/best-jobs-2019-these-occupations-pay-workers-most/39169915/

I found this link to be really helpful, and I hope this can give you an idea on what field or industry to explore. If you have any questions, I’m here to help.  Also I would say for next steps, do a lot of research online such as: Indeed, Glassdoor, and Career One Stop.

Best of luck!!!