Top 50 Jobs, and Their Salaries, May Surprise You


The best job in America? It's Data Scientist -- for the third straight year. That's the rating by the Glassdoor Job Score, which ranks the top 50 jobs in America based on their pay and promise.

So take note, families of soon-to-be high school and college graduates.

Rated the second-best job is Development and Operations (DevOps) Engineer -- and number three is Marketing Manager.

Other top-10 jobs include Occupational Therapist, Human Resources Manager and Electrical Engineer.

The highest base salary among jobs on the top-50 list is Strategy Manager at $135,000. The job with the most openings is Software Engineer, which has more than 29,000 vacancies nationwide.

Newcomers to the top-50 list list include Speech Language Pathologist, Business Analyst and HR Generalist.

The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by three factors:

--Earning potential, based on median annual base salary.

--Job satisfaction rating.

--The number of job openings.

Here are Glassdoor’s top 50 jobs for 2018, and the median base salary for each:

  • Data Scientist 110,000
  • DevOps Engineer 105,000
  • Marketing Manager 85,000
  • Occupational Therapist 74,000
  • HR Manager 85,000
  • Electrical Engineer 76,000
  • Strategy Manager 135,000
  • Mobile Developer 90,000
  • Product Manager 113,000
  • Manufacturing Engineer 72,000
  • Compliance Manager 96,000
  • Finance Manager 116,000
  • Risk Manager 97,000
  • Business Development Manager 75,000
  • Front End Engineer 100,000
  • Site Reliability Engineer 120,000
  • Mechanical Engineer 75,000
  • Analytics Manager 115,000
  • Tax Manager 110,000
  • Creative Manager 110,000
  • Software Engineer 102,500
  • Hardware Engineer 110,000
  • Corporate Recruiter 110,000
  • QA Manager 102,500
  • Physician Assistant 115,000
  • Database Administrator 65,000
  • UX Designer 92,000
  • Nursing Manager 104,000
  • Engagement Manager 94,000
  • Solutions Architect 125,000
  • Process Engineer 78,000
  • Reliability Engineer 92,000
  • Data Engineer 100,000
  • Operations Manager 65,000
  • Speech Language Pathologist 72,000
  • Communications Manager 80,000
  • Audit Manager 100,000
  • Data Analyst 60,000
  • Systems Analyst 75,000
  • Facilities Manager 75,000
  • Strategic Account Manager 85,000
  • Business Intelligence Developer 86,000
  • Business Analyst 71,000
  • Accounting Manager 82,000
  • UI Developer 95,000
  • Executive Assistant 55,000
  • Management Consultant 110,000
  • Project Manager 80,000
  • Nurse Practitioner 100,000
  • HR Generalist 57,120

The full report can be found at https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm

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