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The 25 highest-paying jobs that are in demand right now

Written by Elizabeth Bromstein
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Looking for a hot, high paying job for which they’re hiring right now? We’ve got a list of ‘em.

Workopolis’ own recent analysis of requirements listed in job descriptions found that most of the skills trending upwards for demand indicate increased hiring in the Technology, Healthcare, and Data Analytics sectors. And Glassdoor’s latest list of the 25 highest-paying jobs that are in demand, “identifying top jobs that pay the most and are in high demand by employers nationwide,” bears this out, as a majority of the positions are in the tech and healthcare sectors – with some finance, law, and a couple of other things thrown in for good measure. Also, I would have expected Data Scientist to be considerably higher on the list.

Most of these positions will come as no surprise as they all require higher levels of education and experience– Oh really? Physicians and lawyers make a lot of money!? Excuse me while I keel over from not surprise – but some of the jobs are more easily accessible options than others. And it’s nice to see marketing managers getting a shout out.

Note that “nationwide” in this case means the U.S., but the Canadian market is often comparable. Also, the salaries listed are reported by Glassdoor users and are not based on government or other gathered information.

The list:

1. Physician
Average Base Salary: $212,270

2. Pharmacy Manager
Average Base Salary: $131,099

3. Software Architect
Average Base Salary: $130,891

4. Software Development Manager
Average Base Salary: $ 123,747

5. Finance Manager
Average Base Salary: $123,534

6. Solutions Architect
Average Base Salary: $121,522

7. Lawyer
Average Base Salary: $120,424

8. Analytics Manager
Average Base Salary: $115,725

9. IT Manager
Average Base Salary: $115,642

10. Tax Manager
Average Base Salary: $114,966

11. Pharmacist
Average Base Salary: $114,715

12. Product Manager
Average Base Salary: $113,959

13. Physician Assistant
Average Base Salary: $110,871

14. Supply Chain Manager
Average Base Salary: $106,632

15. Data Scientist
Average Base Salary: $105,395

16. Security Engineer
Average Base Salary: $102,749

17. QA Manager
Average Base Salary: $101,330

18. Computer Hardware Engineer
Average Base Salary: $101,154

19. Marketing Manager
Average Base Salary: $100,229

20. Database Administrator
Average Base Salary: $97,258

21. UX Designer
Average Base Salary: $96,855

22. Human Resources Manager
Average Base Salary: $96,406

23. Software Engineer
Average Base Salary: $96,392

24. Business Development Manager
Average Base Salary: $95,139

25. Sales Engineer
Average Base Salary: $90,899

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