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These Are The Highest Paying Jobs in America
Doctors on average earn the biggest paychecks in the US, according a report. With a median base salary of $180,000, doctors out-earn the next top earners - lawyers ($144,500) - by a huge margin, according to data compiled by jobs website Glassdoor.  

Research and development managers followed lawyers closely behind with base salary of $142,120. It was not surprising to find the list dominated by technology jobs. 

"High pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation. This is why we see several jobs within the technology and healthcare industries," said Glassdoor's chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. 

The report is based on people who have shared their salaries on Glassdoor over the past one year (24 January, 2015, to 23 January, 2016), the jobs portal said. 

However, a fat paycheck doesn't always equate to job satisfaction, the report suggests.

"There's no doubt that pay is among the leading factors most job seekers weigh when determining where to work. However, our research shows that a big paycheck isn't necessarily tied to long-term satisfaction in your job," Dr Chamberlain said. 

"Instead, when we dig deeper into what keeps employees satisfied once they're in a job and with a company, we find that culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction."

Here are the 25 highest-paying jobs in America, according to Glassdoor:

1. Physician
Median Base Salary: $180,000

2. Lawyer
Median Base Salary: $144,500

3. Research & Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $142,120

4. Software Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $132,000

5. Pharmacy Manager
Median Base Salary: $130,000

6. Strategy Manager
Median Base Salary: $130,000

7. Software Architect
Median Base Salary: $128,250

8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer
Median Base Salary: $127,500

9. IT Manager
Number of Job Openings: 3,152

10. Solutions Architect
Median Base Salary: $120,000

11. Engagement Manager
Number of Job Openings: 1,452

12. Applications Development Manager
Median Base Salary: $120,000

13. Pharmacist
Number of Job Openings: 4,502

14. Systems Architect
Median Base Salary: $116,920

15. Finance Manager
Median Base Salary: $115,000

16. Data Scientist
Median Base Salary: $115,000

17. Risk Manager
Median Base Salary: $115,000

18. Creative Director
Median Base Salary: $115,000

19. Actuary
Median Base Salary: $115,000

20. Data Architect
Median Base Salary: $113,000

21. Tax Manager
Median Base Salary: $110,000

22. Product Manager
Median Base Salary: $107,000

23. Design Manager
Median Base Salary: $106,500

24. Analytics Manager
Median Base Salary: $106,000

25. Information Systems Manager
Median Base Salary: $106,000


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