50 Highest and Lowest Paying Jobs of 2017

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20. Java developer
> National median base pay: $71,379
> Highest median pay: $96,793 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $73,988 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: -3.8%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 24%

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19. Manufacturing engineer
> National median base pay: $71,681
> Highest median pay: $92,432 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $72,587 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 1.4%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 5%

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18. Design engineer
> National median base pay: $72,226
> Highest median pay: $94,418 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $73,081 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 2.9%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 9%

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17. Project manager
> National median base pay: $72,465
> Highest median pay: $93,139 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $76,731 in Philadelphia
> YoY wage growth: 0.4%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 9%

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16. Mechanical Engineer
> National median base pay: $72,652
> Highest median pay: $92,866 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $72,656 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 0.9%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 9%