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Revealed: Top 50 Jobs In The United States & What They Pay

With salaries of up to $140,000, these are officially the best jobs in the United States right now, according to Glassdoor’s latest roundup of the 50 jobs in America for 2019.

Data scientist have been named as having the best job in the United States this year, according to new data. The roles of Nursing Manager, Marketing Manager, Occupational Therapist, and Product Manager rounded up the top five list.

The job with the most vacancies to make the list was Software Engineer – with 49,007 job openings – while the best paid was Strategy Manager with a median base salary of $140,000.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, tech roles were most common, with 19 jobs on this year’s list top 50, and another 8 are in the healthcare sector.

The job recruiting website weighed 3 key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary” job satisfaction rating, and the current number of positions open. The Top 25 jobs in the United Kingdom for 2019 was also revealed.

Here is the full list of top 50 jobs in America – along with a breakdown of how happy people are with them, salary and available positions.

  1. Data Scientist
    Median Base Pay: $108,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3/5
    Number of Job Openings: 6,510
  2. Nursing Manager
    Median Base Pay: $83,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 13,931
  3. Marketing Manager
    Median Base Pay: $82,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5
    Number of Job Openings: 7,395
  4. Occupational Therapist
    Median Base Pay: $74,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 17,701
  5. Product Manager
    Median Base Pay: $115,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5
    Number of Job Openings: 11,884
  6. Devops Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $106,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5
    Number of Job Openings: 4,657
  7. Program Manager
    Median Base Pay: $87,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9/5
    Number of Job Openings: 14,753
  8. Data Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $100,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9/5
    Number of Job Openings: 4,739
  9. HR Manager
    Median Base Pay: $85,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,908
  10. Software Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $104,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6/5
    Number of Job Openings: 49,007
  11. Mechanical Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $75,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9/5
    Number of Job Openings: 5,949
  12. Physician Assistant
    Median Base Pay: $105,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 9,819
  13. Sales Manager
    Median Base Pay: $65,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5
    Number of Job Openings: 21,695
  14. Sales Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $90,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,145
  15. Operations Manager
    Median Base Pay: $68,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5
    Number of Job Openings: 18,311
  16. Strategy Manager
    Median Base Pay: $140,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,783
  17. Security Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $102,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5
    Number of Job Openings: 4,683
  18. Construction Manager
    Median Base Pay: $75,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,334
  19. Speech Language Pathologist
    Median Base Pay: $72,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 29,467
  20. Project Manager
    Median Base Pay: $75,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6/5
    Number of Job Openings: 30,107
  21. Product Designer
    Median Base Pay: $100,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.5/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,158
  22. Java Developer
    Median Base Pay: $85,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 6,636
  23. Executive Assistant
    Median Base Pay: $60,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5
    Number of Job Openings: 4,858
  24. Electrical Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $77,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 7,191
  25. Finance Manager
    Median Base Pay: $118,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,747
  26. Business Analyst
    Median Base Pay: $72,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    13,340
  27. Solutions Architect
    Median Base Pay: $127,900
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6/5
    Number of Job Openings: 6,969
  28. Recruiter
    Median Base Pay: $48,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5
    Number of Job Openings: 9,782
  29. Business Development Manager
    Median Base Pay: $80,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 6,348
  30. Dental Hygienist
    Median Base Pay: $67,250
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.5/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,805
  31. Data Analyst
    Median Base Pay: $60,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9/5
    Number of Job Openings: 5,456
  32. Nurse Practitioner
    Median Base Pay: $102,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
    Number of Job Openings: 18,997
  33. Applications Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $77,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,591
  34. QA Manager
    Median Base Pay: $91,250
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5
    Number of Job Openings: 1,923
  35. Risk Manager
    Median Base Pay: $100,500
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,924
  36. Communications Manager
    Median Base Pay: $80,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,009
  37. Physical Therapist
    Median Base Pay: $70,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6/5
    Number of Job Openings: 34,899
  38. Facilities Manager
    Median Base Pay: $65,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,472
  39. Systems Engineer
    Median Base Pay: $90,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
    Number of Job Openings: 16,793
  40. Customer Success Manager
    Median Base Pay: $65,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,601
  41. Radiologic Technologist
    Median Base Pay: $48,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 6,115
  42. Restaurant Manager
    Median Base Pay: $49,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5
    Number of Job Openings: 21,754
  43. Software Engineering Manager
    Median Base Pay: $153,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4/5
    Number of Job Openings: 1,445
  44. Software Developer
    Median Base Pay: $80,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.5/5
    Number of Job Openings: 11,833
  45. Safety Manager
    Median Base Pay: $71,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5
    Number of Job Openings: 2,180
  46. UX Designer
    Median Base Pay: $89,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5
    Number of Job Openings: 3,333
  47. Office Manager
    Median Base Pay: $42,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9/5
    Number of Job Openings: 18,681
  48. Brand Manager
    Median Base Pay: $85,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3/5
    Number of Job Openings: 1,500
  49. Software Development Manager
    Median Base Pay: $140,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5
    Number of Job Openings: 1,178
  50. Systems Administrator
    Median Base Pay: $68,000
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6/5
    Number of Job Openings: 8,278

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.