These 10 Jobs Pay the Best

Glassdoor's top US rankings all offer salaries in the six figures
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2016 1:11 PM CST
These 10 Jobs Pay the Best
That should tide you over till your next small fortune ... in two weeks.   (Shutterstock)

Sure, money isn't everything, but that doesn't mean you're going to complain if your job comes with a fat paycheck. Glassdoor has published its 2016 list of the highest-paying jobs in America, courtesy of individuals who self-reported their salaries, and there's one caveat for cash-seekers: More money doesn't equal more job satisfaction. "There's no doubt that pay is among the leading factors most job seekers weigh," Glassdoor's chief economist says. "However … when we dig deeper into what keeps employees satisfied ... we find that culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction." The top 10 median base salaries:

  1. Physician: $180,000
  2. Lawyer: $144,500
  3. Research and development manager: $142,120
  4. Software development manager: $132,000
  5. Pharmacy manager: $130,000
  6. Strategy manager: $130,000
  7. Software architect: $128,250
  8. Integrated circuit design engineer: $127,500
  9. IT manager: $120,000
  10. Solutions architect: $120,000
(Full list of 25 is here.)

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