Where to Find the Most Jobs, Best Earnings Potential

By Features FOXBusiness

The technology and health care industries continue to lead the way when it comes to both job openings and earnings potential. 

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In its inaugural “Highest Paying Jobs In Demand report,” employment site Glassdoor found that the top 25 jobs in terms of salary and job availability were dominated by tech and health care. What’s more, people are generally happy in these fields as well.

“Tech is so competitive and the compensation for talent is so high that employers work hard to keep employees satisfied,” Scott Dobroski Associate Director, Corporate Communications at Glassdoor.com said. “It goes beyond that too;  into interesting work, being able to move teams, work on various projects. In health care, people are also satisfied, but the one drawback we see is the amount of pressure.”

With several managerial roles on the list, the jobs typically require 3 to 10 years of experience. According to Dobroski, a software engineer is on the lower end because they are so in demand, while a pharmacy manager is closer to the 10 year mark. 

Glassdoor said for a job to be considered, it must receive at least 75 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the last year. Of those that meet the criteria, they have to also be in the top 50th percentile for number of job openings per job title to qualify for inclusion in the report. Job openings represent active job listening posted within the last three months. The results also take into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.

The top ten highest paying jobs in demand are listed below.

  • 1. Physician

    Average Base Salary: $212,270
    Number of Job Openings: 7984

  • 2. Pharmacy Manager

    Average Base Salary: $131,099
    Number of Job Openings: 1787

  • 3. Software Architect

    Average Base Salary: $130,891
    Number of Job Openings: 3229

  • 4. Software Development Manager

    Average Base Salary: $ 123,747     
    Number of Job Openings: 2249

  • 5. Finance Manager

    Average Base Salary: $123,534
    Number of Job Openings: 9224

  • 6. Solutions Architect

    Average Base Salary: $121,522
    Number of Job Openings: 3530

  • 7. Lawyer

    Average Base Salary: $120,424
    Number of Job Openings: 5520

  • 8. Analytics Manager

    Average Base Salary: $115,725
    Number of Job Openings: 1408

  • 9. IT Manager

    Average Base Salary: $115,642
    Number of Job Openings: 17,161

  • 10. Tax Manager

    Average Base Salary: $114,966
    Number of Job Openings: 3622

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