FORBES OFFICIAL: Top 10 Highest-paying Jobs In America In 2018

This article seeks to outline the top 10 highest-paying Jobs in America. The list also gives the median base salary and the number of job openings in 2018.

Glassdoor.com, one of the leading job and recruiting websites in the world, recently published a report on the highest-paying jobs of 2018. The research analyzed 2018 salary reports submitted by employees, median annual base salary, the number of job openings available, and active job listings as of 7/19/2018. For consideration, a job title had to receive at least 100 salary reports from U.S.-based employees within the past year. C-suite level jobs were not included in this report.

The findings of the report indicate that a career in the healthcare or technology industries will earn you the heftiest paycheck. Most of the jobs on the list were in the tech and health industry. “The fact that employers are paying top dollar for many tech and healthcare jobs reinforces how demand for these valuable skill sets continues to outpace the supply of talent with these expertises,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell.


10. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $105,329

Job Openings: 1,130

A software architect is a software expert who makes high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms. The leading expert is referred to as the chief architect.

9. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $106,962

Job Openings: 14,931

Nurse practitioners are healthcare professionals educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic conditions.
According to the International Council of Nurses, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is “a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice. A master’s degree is recommended for entry level.”

8. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $107,479

Job Openings: 1,105

Software Engineering Manager manages and oversees the design and development of software applications.
Directs the work of engineers to ensure the best practices around software development.
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