25 Highest Paying Jobs in US, According to Glassdoor

March 9, 2016 Updated: March 10, 2016

These are the 25 highest paying jobs in the U.S., according to the jobs and recruitment website Glassdoor.com.

Note that C-suite level jobs were excluded and the positions are rated on base salary—without bonuses and benefits. It also groups together similar job titles.

Culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction.
— Glassdoor

The lowest paying jobs (under $30,000 a year) had around 15 percent of workers completely satisfied and 15 percent completely dissatisfied. With higher salaries the satisfaction rose but not dramatically. The highest paying jobs (over $130,000 a year) had some 20 percent of workers completely satisfied and about 9 percent completely dissatisfied.

So, here’s the list:

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $180,000

2. Lawyer

Median Base Salary: $144,500

3. Research & Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $142,120

4. Software Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $132,000

5. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $130,000

6. Strategy Manager

Median Base Salary: $130,000

7. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $128,250

8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer

Median Base Salary: $127,500

9. IT Manager

Median Base Salary: $120,000

10. Solutions Architect

Median Base Salary: $120,000

11. Engagement Manager

Median Base Salary: $120,000

12. Applications Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $120,000

13. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $118,000

14. Systems Architect

Median Base Salary: $116,920

15. Finance Manager

Median Base Salary: $115,000

16. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $115,000

17. Risk Manager

Median Base Salary: $115,000

18. Creative Director

Median Base Salary: $115,000

19. Actuary

Median Base Salary: $115,000

20. Data Architect

Median Base Salary: $113,000

21. Tax Manager

Median Base Salary: $110,000

22. Product Manager

Median Base Salary: $107,000

23. Design Manager

Median Base Salary: $106,500

24. Analytics Manager

Median Base Salary: $106,000

25. Information Systems Manager

Median Base Salary: $106,000

According to research at Glassdoor, a high paying job translates on average to only mildly higher employee satisfaction, “Instead, when we dig deeper into what keeps employees satisfied once they’re in a job and with a company, we find that culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction.”