Median base salary: $180,000
Not only is this the top-paying job in the U.S., employment for medical doctors is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, twice as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Median base salary: $144,500
While pay can vary depending on what type of law you practice, the median salary is high enough to make lawyer the second best-paying job in America. What’s more, Glassdoor’s job listing page shows more than 9,000 openings for this job.
3. R&D manager (Research and Development manager)
Median base salary: $142,120
Research and development managers have a variety of roles that depend on the employer, from improving product design and leading new partnerships to overseeing staff.
4. Software development manager
Median base salary: $132,000
Software development managers develop and oversee the systems behind computer programs. The outlook for this job is bright; it’s expected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024.
5. Pharmacy manager
Median base salary: $130,000
This managerial position usually requires years of experience in addition to a doctoral degree, which all pharmacists are required to have.