The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in 2017 All Pay at Least $90,000

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Lots of money | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

It’s a jobs rebound when your neighbor gets a high paying job. It’s a jobs recovery when you get one. We’ve all heard that the job market is doing better these days. The headline unemployment rate has been cut in half since 2009, while the nation’s quit rate is at it’s highest level in about eight years, indicating that workers are finding other jobs or are at least confident in their abilities to find more promising employment. However, if you can’t find a high-paying job, the so-called jobs recovery instantly becomes exclusive.

Where are the high-paying jobs? Glassdoor, the fastest-growing job site in the country, recently identified the 25 highest-paying jobs in 2017, all of which pay at least $90,000 (median base salary).

“With nearly half the list comprised of jobs in the tech and healthcare industries, this report reinforces that higher salaries are found in America’s fastest job-creating sectors, which require higher education and in-demand skill sets,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist, in a press release.

Let’s take a look at the 25 highest-paying jobs in 2017. We’ve also included links to see related job openings.

25. Attorney

Judge gavel, scales of justice

Because the world can always use another lawyer, right? | iStock.com/BrianAJackson

  • Median base salary: $94,695
  • Number of job openings: 1,010
  • See Open Jobs

24. Nuclear Engineer

Power plant | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $94,852
  • Number of job openings: 155
  • See Open Jobs

23. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

image of woman writing, working

Financial planning | iStock.com/g-stockstudio

  • Median base salary: $94,862
  • Number of job openings: 501
  • See Open Jobs

22. Scrum Master

young business people and designers

The scrum master leads team members in development | iStock.com/SolisImages

  • Median base salary: $95,167
  • Number of job openings: 2,072
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21. Plant Manager

power plant

CASTLE DALE, UT – JUNE 3: The Hunter Power plant operated by PacifiCorp produces electricity | George Frey/Getty Images

  • Median base salary: $97,189
  • Number of job openings: 1,286
  • See Open Jobs

20. Systems Architect

Worker on laptop

System architects define the architecture of a computerized system | iStock.com/scyther5

  • Median base salary: $97,873
  • Number of job openings: 1,167
  • See Open Jobs

19. UX Manager

manager in a warehouse

UX Manager builds and shapes relationship between business and customer | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $98,353
  • Number of job openings: 263
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18. IT Program Manager

Business Team Busy Working Talking

Program managers have a broader role than project managers and work toward organizational goals | iStock.com/Rawpixel

  • Median base salary: $98,883
  • Number of job openings: 250
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17. Actuary

Large Vintage Calculator

Actuaries run the numbers to measure risk | iStock.com/Viktorus

  • Median base salary: $99,507
  • Number of job openings: 463
  • See Open Jobs

16. Data Architect

two women working on a computer together

Data architects, integrating data | iStock.com/YanLev

  • Median base salary: $102,091
  • Number of job openings: 1,438
  • See Open Jobs

15. Solutions Architect

Businessman working on laptop with some documents on table

Every problem has a solution | iStock.com/jacoblund

  • Median base salary: $102,678
  • Number of job openings: 4,174
  • See Open Jobs

14. Nurse Practitioner

blood test to determine cholesterol

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol | LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images

  • Median base salary: $104,144
  • Number of job openings: 12,566
  • See Open Jobs

13. Software Architect

Programmer Working Busy Software

Software architect working on tech stands | iStock.com/Rawpixel Ltd

  • Median base salary: $104,754
  • Number of job openings: 1,147
  • See Open Jobs

12. IT Architect

Wall of tech devices

IT architects manage IT infrastructure and informative software | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Median base salary: $105,303
  • Number of job openings: 250
  • See Open Jobs

11. Software Engineering Manager

Businessman checking email

Manager checking email | iStock.com/Rawpixel

  • Median base salary: $109,350
  • Number of job openings: 1,011
  • See Open Jobs

10. Corporate Controller

Money, Hiding money, theft, steal

Corporate controllers oversee the money | Paramount Pictures

  • Median base salary: $110,855
  • Number of job openings: 259
  • See Open Jobs

9. R&D Manager

R&D work

Research & Development manager | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $111,905
  • Number of job openings: 185
  • See Open Jobs

8. Applications Development Manager

concept network, communication, social networking

Applications Development managers lead a team of analysts or developers | iStock.com/naddi

  • Median base salary: $112,045
  • Number of job openings: 516
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7. Physician Assistant

nurse testing patient

Physician assistant checking patient | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $112,529
  • Number of job openings: 13,547
  • See Open Jobs

6. Enterprise Architect

businessman presenting at a meeting

Enterprise architects link business strategies to IT strategies | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $112,560
  • Number of job openings: 1,320
  • See Open Jobs

5. Pharmacist

white pills spread out on a table

It’s all about the medicine | iStock.com/loooby

  • Median base salary: $125,847
  • Number of job openings: 5,496
  • See Open Jobs

4. Medical Science Liaison

stethoscope and money

A MSL makes sure specific products are utilized effectively | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $132,842
  • Number of job openings: 391
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3. Patent Attorney

money and gavel

Gavel and money go well together | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $139,272
  • Number of job openings: 525
  • See Open Jobs

2. Pharmacy Manager

CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy | CVS

  • Median base salary: $149,064
  • Number of job openings: 2,370
  • See Open Jobs

1. Physician

a doctor holding a tablet

Doctor | iStock.com

  • Median base salary: $187,876
  • Number of job openings: 7,770
  • See Open Jobs

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