SAN FRANCISCO: More of the country’s highest paying jobs are in technology, and they all require specialized training – but not necessarily an advanced degree. In return, workers can expect a salary of $100,000 or beyond.
Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting website, found that 13 of the 25 highest-paying jobs in America are in tech, up from 11 in last year’s report. Tech has the most jobs of any field in the top 25, while health care holds the spots for most richly paid.
What are they? In tech, the highest-paying jobs include enterprise architect ($115,944 median base salary), software development manager ($108,879) and software engineering manager ($107,479). Overall, physician jobs pay the most ($195,842 median base salary), pharmacy manager is second ($146,412) and pharmacist is third ($127,120 ).
The report is based on salary reports from people who hold these positions shared on Glassdoor’s website. There are no CEOs, professional athletes or movie stars on the list because Glassdoor doesn’t include “C suite” or executive jobs with a “Chief” at the front of the title. And the company only includes positions with at least 100 reviews on its site.
“For many years tech roles have dominated this list,” says Amanda Stansell, an economic research analyst at Glassdoor. “This reinforces that employers are willing to pay top dollar for these positions.”