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Report: 11 of the 25 highest paying jobs in the US are in tech

Enterprise architects and applications development managers are the two highest paying tech jobs in the US, according to a new report from Glassdoor. Here's the full list.

For the second year in a row, tech is the most represented industry in the top 25 highest paying jobs in America, according to a new report from job search site Glassdoor. Eleven of the 25 jobs listed are tech positions, while six were in healthcare.

"With nearly half the list comprised of jobs in the tech and healthcare industries, this report reinforces that higher salaries are found in America's fastest job-creating sectors, which require higher education and in-demand skill sets," said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, in a press release.

The top three highest paying tech jobs for 2017? Enterprise architect topped the list, coming in at no. 1 in tech and no. 6 overall, with a median base salary of $112,560. Applications development manager was no. 2 in tech, no. 8 overall, with a base salary of $112,045. And software engineer manager came in third in tech, and eleventh overall, with a salary of $109,350.

Solutions architect (no. 6 in tech, no. 15 overall) has the highest number of current job openings, with 4,174 positions available and a median base salary of $102,678.

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While pay is one of the leading factors job seekers consider when determining where to work, Glassdoor's research shows that salary is not always tied to long-term job satisfaction, Chamberlain said in the release. "Rather, the factors that employers should focus on to drive employee satisfaction long-term are having great senior leadership, positive culture and values, and clear upward career opportunities for employees," he added.

Here are the top 25 highest paid jobs in America, along with their median base salary and number of current job openings on Glassdoor.

1. Physician

  • Median Base Salary: $187,876
  • Number of Job Openings: 7,770

2. Pharmacy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $149,064
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,370

3. Patent Attorney

  • Median Base Salary: $139,272
  • Number of Job Openings: 525

4. Medical Science Liaison

  • Median Base Salary: $132,842
  • Number of Job Openings: 391

5. Pharmacist

  • Median Base Salary: $125,847
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,496

6. Enterprise Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $112,560
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,320

7. Physician Assistant

  • Median Base Salary: $112,529
  • Number of Job Openings: 13,547

8. Applications Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $112,045
  • Number of Job Openings: 516

9. R&D Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $111,905
  • Number of Job Openings: 185

10. Corporate Controller

  • Median Base Salary: $110,855
  • Number of Job Openings: 259

11. Software Engineering Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $109,350
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,011

12. IT Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $105,303
  • Number of Job Openings: 250

13. Software Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $104,754
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,147

14. Nurse Practitioner

  • Median Base Salary: $104,144
  • Number of Job Openings: 12,566

15. Solutions Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $102,678
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,174

16. Data Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $102,091
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,438

17. Actuary

  • Median Base Salary: $99,507
  • Number of Job Openings: 463

18. IT Program Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $98,883
  • Number of Job Openings: 250

19. UX Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $98,353
  • Number of Job Openings: 263

20. Systems Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $97,873
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,167

21. Plant Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $97,189
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,286

22. Scrum Master

  • Median Base Salary: $95,167
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,072

23. Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $94,862
  • Number of Job Openings: 501

24. Nuclear Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $94,852
  • Number of Job Openings: 155

25. Attorney

  • Median Base Salary: $94,695
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,010

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About Alison DeNisco

Alison DeNisco is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers CXO and the convergence of tech and the workplace.

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