The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

Nearly 70 percent of job seekers today say that salary is a key factor when considering employment options, according to a recent survey from job-search site Glassdoor.
To highlight the jobs offering the best paychecks right now, Glassdoor created this list of the 25 highest-paying jobs in America. The list includes the median annual income of each job, per salary reports shared by employees on the site, and the number of job openings that are currently available nationwide.
Thirteen of the 25 jobs are in tech, an increase from the 11 tech jobs that made the list last year. Five jobs on the list are in healthcare and eight job titles are new to the list, including strategy manager and nurse practitioner.
Take a look at the complete list below to see the jobs providing the biggest paychecks:
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1. Physician

Median annual salary: $195,842
Number of job openings nationwide: 3,038

2. Pharmacy Manager

Median annual salary: $146,412
Number of job openings nationwide: 2,009

3. Pharmacist

Median annual salary: $127,120
Number of jobs openings nationwide: 2,534

4. Enterprise Architect

Median annual salary: $115,944
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,097

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5. Corporate Counsel

Median annual salary: $115,580
Number of job openings nationwide: 693

6. Software Development Manager

Median annual salary: $108,879
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,064

7. Physician Assistant

Median annual salary: $108,761
Number of job openings nationwide: 8,616

8. Software Engineering Manager

Median annual salary: $107,479
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,105

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Nurse Practitioner

9. Nurse Practitioner

Median annual salary: $106,962
Number of job openings nationwide: 14,931

10. Software Architect

Median annual salary: $105,329
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,130

11. Engineering Manager

Median annual salary: $105,260
Number of job openings nationwide: 4,738

12. Applications Development Manager

Median annual salary: $104,048
Number of job openings nationwide: 360

The former Polartec textile manufacturing plant in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where incubator CI Works has signed a five-year lease. CI Works focuses on connecting younger firms to mature manufacturing companies and scale-ups. The 90,000-square-foot space could accommodate as many as 60 companies and about 200 workers. 
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The former Polartec textile manufacturing plant in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where incubator CI Works has signed a five-year lease. CI Works focuses on connecting younger firms to mature manufacturing companies and scale-ups. The 90,000-square-foot space could accommodate as many as 60 companies and about 200 workers. 

13. Plant Manager

Median annual salary: $103,892
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,182

14. IT Program Manager

Median annual salary: $102,969
Number of job openings nationwide: 218

15. Solutions Architect

Median annual salary: $102,160
Number of job openings nationwide: 5,899

16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Median annual salary: $102,155
Number of job openings nationwide: 108

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17. Data Architect

Median annual salary: $101,900
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,472

18. Strategy Manager

Median annual salary: $101,754
Number of job openings nationwide: 2,641

19. Systems Architect

Median annual salary: $101,984
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,146

20. Scrum Master

Median annual salary: $98,239
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,876

Dave Florerke, right, is interviewed by dating consultant Kris Kenny of Kenny Connections during a preliminary 'intake' meeting at the Common Ground coffee shop in LoDo recently
Dave Florerke, right, is interviewed by dating consultant Kris Kenny of Kenny Connections during a preliminary 'intake' meeting at the Common Ground coffee shop in LoDo recently

21. Consulting Manager

Median annual salary: $97,154
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,536

22. Attorney

Median annual salary: $96,678
Number of job openings nationwide: 903

23. Cloud Engineer

Median annual salary: $96,449
Number of job openings nationwide: 1,077

24. Tax Manager

Median annual salary: $96,175
Number of job openings nationwide: 3,690

25. Data Scientist

Median annual salary: $96,116
Number of job openings nationwide: 4,986
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