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The 25 Best-Paying Jobs In The U.S. For 2017

Well, it turns out, the average physician takes home a bigger paycheck than an attorney or a nuclear engineer. With a median salary of $187,876, “Physicians” topped the list of the best-paying jobs in the U.S. for 2017, followed by pharmacy managers, who receive a median base salary of $149,064.

Patent Attorneys were 3rd on the list, with a median salary of $139,272, a new report from Glassdoor reveals. Another position that brings in healthy wages is Medical Science Liaison, which came in 4th place. A medical science liaison earns a median base salary of $132,842.

In 5th place we find Pharmacist, a role that brings in $125,847 in median income. At number 6 with a median base salary of $112,560, Enterprise architect was the best-paying IT-related job on the list.


Also read: The 20 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs In America For 2017


It’s good to be in technology sector. It’s really good to work in the healthcare field. 11 of the 25 best-paying jobs listed are tech realm positions, while 6 were in healthcare field.

These are the 25 best-paying jobs in the U.S., with tech and leading healthcare the way.

The 25 best-paying jobs in the U.S. for 2017

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $187,876
Number of Job Openings: 7,770

2. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $149,064
Number of Job Openings: 2,370

3. Patent Attorney

Median Base Salary: $139,272
Number of Job Openings: 525

4. Medical Science Liaison

Median Base Salary: $132,842
Number of Job Openings: 391

5. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $125,847
Number of Job Openings: 5,496

6. Enterprise Architect

Median Base Salary: $112,560
Number of Job Openings: 1,320

7. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $112,529
Number of Job Openings: 13,547

8. Applications Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $112,045
Number of Job Openings: 516

9. R&D Manager

Median Base Salary: $111,905
Number of Job Openings: 185

10. Corporate Controller

Median Base Salary: $110,855
Number of Job Openings: 259

11. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $109,350
Number of Job Openings: 1,011

12. IT Architect

Median Base Salary: $105,303
Number of Job Openings: 250

13. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $104,754
Number of Job Openings: 1,147

14. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $104,144
Number of Job Openings: 12,566

15. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,678
Number of Job Openings: 4,174

16. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $102,091
Number of Job Openings: 1,438

17. Actuary

Median Base Salary: $99,507
Number of Job Openings: 463

18. IT Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $98,883
Number of Job Openings: 250

19. UX Manager

Median Base Salary: $98,353
Number of Job Openings: 263

20. Systems Architect

Median Base Salary: $97,873
Number of Job Openings: 1,167

21. Plant Manager

Median Base Salary: $97,189
Number of Job Openings: 1,286

22. Scrum Master

Median Base Salary: $95,167
Number of Job Openings: 2,072

23. Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Median Base Salary: $94,862
Number of Job Openings: 501

24. Nuclear Engineer

Median Base Salary: $94,852
Number of Job Openings: 155

25. Attorney

Median Base Salary: $94,695
Number of Job Openings: 1,010

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