What jobs make you a lot of money?

The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

If you want to make a significant amount of money, you should probably think about becoming a doctor or an attorney.

According to a research that was just released by Glassdoor, the highest-paying professions in the United States continue to be those in the legal and medical fields.

The job search website reviewed the anonymous wage data submitted by its users in order to produce its list of the positions in the United States that pay the most in 2016.

In order for a job to be considered for inclusion on the list, there needed to be a minimum of 75 reports about that work filed over the course of the previous year. The study does not include information on employment at the C level.

According to Glassdoor, the following are the 25 occupations that pay the most:

1. Medical practioner

Median base salary: $180,000

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not only is this the highest-paying career in the United States, but the number of jobs available for medical physicians is expected to increase by 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is twice as fast as the average growth rate for all occupations.

2. Lawyer

Median base salary: $144,500

Lawyer is now ranked as the job with the second highest median wage in the United States, despite the fact that remuneration may vary significantly based on the area of law in which one practices. In addition, the job listing page on Glassdoor reveals that there are more than 9,000 opportunities for this position.

3. R&D manager

Median base salary: $142,120

Research and development managers are responsible for a wide number of tasks, some of which depend on the company they work for and include refining product design, managing the formation of new partnerships, and supervising staff members.

4. Manager of the software development team

Median base salary: $132,000

Managers of software development are responsible for the creation and management of the underlying infrastructure of computer applications. This occupation has a promising future; between 2014 and 2024, it is anticipated to see a growth of 17%.

5. Pharmacy manager

Median base salary: $130,000

In addition to the doctorate degree that is required of all pharmacists, holding this management position often calls for a substantial amount of previous work experience.

6. Strategy manager

Median base salary: $130,000

Strategy managers often have oversight responsibilities for a company's strategies to build relationships, propel growth, and initiate new projects that create profits. According to the advertisements on Glassdoor, a bachelor's degree is necessary, and some companies go even farther and need a master's degree.

7. Architect of computer software

Median basic salary: $128,250

Software architects are the individuals responsible for developing computer programs and conveying technical ideas to senior management. A degree of at least a bachelor of science is often necessary.

8. Integrated circuit designer engineer

Median base salary: $127,500

Engineers who design integrated circuits provide help in the areas of electrical design and development and find solutions to issues that arise in technical hardware. The majority of them have either a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering.

9. IT Manager

Median base salary: $120,000

Managers of information technology are responsible for ensuring that all of their organization's hardware, software, and networks run efficiently and for putting the company's information technology objectives into action. IT managers often possess a bachelor's degree in information technology in addition to a variety of technical abilities.

10. the architect of solutions

Median base salary: $120,000

The design of goods and projects may be led or assisted by solutions architects, but these professionals are also deeply engaged in the technical aspects of developing such items and initiatives. The level of education required might range from a bachelor's degree in computer systems or information systems to a master's degree in engineering or marketing. Education requirements can vary.

11. Engagement manager

Median base salary: $120,000

Client interactions are managed by professionals known as engagement managers. The position calls for experience in marketing as well as project management. Having expertise in software or other technologies might be beneficial.

12. Applications development manager

Median base salary: $120,000

These managers are responsible for maintaining and enhancing the company's internal software and systems. The minimum level of education necessary is a bachelor's degree, and candidates should also have many years of relevant work experience.

13. A pharmacist or a druggist

Median base salary: $118,000

Pharmacists earn good salaries, but the job often requires working long hours and sometimes even shifts on the weekends. To be able to work in this field, they need to hold a PhD degree.

14. Architect of computer systems

Median base salary: $116,920

These architects are responsible for the creation and maintenance of a company's databases, software, and code for its systems. It is essential that you have a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, computer science, or an area that is closely linked to these subjects.

15. Manager of financial affairs

Median base salary: $115,000

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), finance managers are responsible for "producing financial reports, directing investment operations, and developing strategies and plans for the long-term financial objectives of their firm." In addition to having a bachelor's degree, they often have at least five years of experience working in finance, accounting, or a career that is closely linked to these areas.

16. Data scientist

Median base salary: $115,000

Researchers in computers and data analysis find solutions to difficult challenges in the field. It is anticipated that employment for this job will increase by 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is a growth rate that is quicker than the norm.

17. Risk manager

Median base salary: $115,000

Insurance, liability, and maintaining legal compliance are some of the responsibilities of risk managers. The role of the work as well as the educational prerequisites are very variable from sector to sector.

18. Director of creative operations

Median base salary: $115,000

Creative directors are responsible for driving new branding and design efforts inside an organization as well as implementing new marketing strategies. The qualifications needed for the position vary, however having previous experience in a leadership role is advantageous.

19. The actuary

Median base salary: $115,000

Actuaries are responsible for doing research on various aspects of financial risk. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of jobs available for actuaries is anticipated to increase by an astounding 18 percent from 2014 to 2024.

20. Data architect and designer

Median base salary: $113,000

The informational and technological future of an organization is mapped out by data architects. Technical expertise and/or a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or information systems are often required for consideration for the post.

21. Tax manager

Median base salary: $110,000

Tax managers are responsible for preparing individual and company tax returns for both the federal government and individual states. It is necessary that you have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting.

22. Director of Product Management

Median base salary: $107,000

These managers play a crucial role in the product development team of a business and assist to make sure that new products are delivered on schedule. According to Glassdoor, there are more than 7,000 vacancies available for this job.

23. Design manager

Median base salary: $106,500

The experience that a consumer or client has with a firm is something that design managers are responsible for imagining and putting into action. The obligations are somewhat different from one industry to the next.

24. Analytics manager

Median base salary: $106,000

The ability to analyze and interpret data and statistics is required for this position. According to information provided by Glassdoor, there are hundreds of job vacancies for this role.

25. Manager of informational systems position

Median base salary: $106,000

While the tasks of this post are comparable to those of an information technology manager, the scope of this function is far greater. Managers of information systems are responsible for monitoring information in whatever format it may be presented in.

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