50 Highest and Lowest Paying Jobs of 2017

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10. Process engineer
> National median base pay: $76,978
> Highest median pay: $96,009 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $78,033 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 1.3%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026):

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9. Systems engineer
> National median base pay: $78,663
> Highest median pay: $100,119 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $75,126 in Houston
> YoY wage growth: 0.6%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026):

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8. Software engineer
> National median base pay: $85,618
> Highest median pay: $119,964 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $83,399 in Houston
> YoY wage growth: 1.7%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 24%

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7. Professor
> National median base pay: $86,849
> Highest median pay: $126,530 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $89,866 in Atlanta
> YoY wage growth: 0.1%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 15%

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6. Product Manager
> National median base pay: $89,669
> Highest median pay: $123,315 in San Francisco
> Lowest median pay: $92,627 in Philadelphia
> YoY wage growth: 0.4%
> Employment outlook (2016-2026): 9%