Special Report

The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in America

15. Finance manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 2,582

Finance manager jobs are high paying and in relatively high demand. The average base salary of $115,000 is higher than that of other U.S. occupations, and the 2,582 current open positions exceed most other jobs in the industry. Finance managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization.

14. Systems architect
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 439

Systems architects require a computer science background as well as knowledge in other fields. These professionals are required to integrate both software and hardware components. For a given project, a systems architect is also frequently responsible for taking into account cost, space, the positions of stakeholders, and user preferences.

13. Pharmacist
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 4,502

Pharmacists dispense prescribed medications and frequently offer advice to consumers. The profession is in particularly high demand in the United States, which is the world’s largest consumer of pharmaceuticals as well as a leader in industry research. Like other health-related fields, trends such as the rapid aging of the U.S. population will continue to drive up pharmacist employment.

12. Applications development manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 263

Application development managers typically require a degree in computer science. Like many of the nation’s highest-paying jobs, employees in this professions almost always work for technology companies.

11. Engagement manager
> Median base salary:
> Number of job openings: 1,452

Like a number of other high-paying jobs, as well as management occupations more specifically, engagement managers employ skills not easily automated or deliverable from overseas. This particular management position is applicable to a wide a range of organizations and industries. Engagement managers often deal with complex and unique client relationships, a set of skills that, like in other jobs on this list, are not easily automated by technology.

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