Special Report

The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in America

25. Information systems manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 147

With a median base salary of $106,000, information systems managers are some of the highest paid workers in the country. Like many other high-paying jobs, the high level of education necessary for this job partially explains the high pay. On the other hand, there are only 147 information systems manager job openings currently listed on Glassdoor, relatively few compared to other top-paying professions in the technology industry.

24. Analytics manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 988

Due to technological advances, data collection is far easier than it once was. But all this data needs to be analyzed in a useful manner. This analysis often helps organizations improve decision-making and efficiency. With improved data collection, analytic manager employment is expected to grow by 30% through 2024, considerably faster than the average growth for all U.S. occupations.

23. Design manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 510

Depending on the employer, design managers work on a wide range of projects, from interior decorating to engineering projects and many others. Design managers create new user interfaces and graphic designs for the projects.

22. Product manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 7,758

The skills associated with product management — guiding a team and developing sales strategies, for example — are relatively broad and apply to companies in nearly all industries. Like most of the top-paying jobs, product management employment is also not as vulnerable to offshoring as employment in other U.S. industries. There seem to be many available product management positions, as 7,758 openings are currently listed. This could suggest high demand for the job.

21. Tax manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 1,495

Taxes have some impact on practically all adults, companies and industries in the United States. The U.S. tax code may also be as complex as it is ubiquitous. For these reasons, tax-related employment will likely remain stable. Tax managers are also very well paid, earning an average base salary of $110,000 annually.

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