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Tech and medical jobs rank among highest-paid in the nation

Posted: 5:56 PM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-16 00:56:12Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Want to make more money? Workforce analyst site Glassdoor is breaking down the highest paying jobs and where to find them.

The survey was based on salary reports shared by employees with the jobs over the past year.

Tech jobs make up 13 of the top salaried positions. There are also five health care jobs on the list.

“The fact that employers are paying top dollar for many tech and health care jobs reinforces how demand for these valuable skillsets continues to outpace the supply of talent with these expertises,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. “We know that salary matters a lot to job seekers when determining where to work, but it should not be the only factor to consider. We’ve found that company culture and values, career opportunities and trust in senior leadership matter most when it comes to keeping employees satisfied in their jobs long-term.”

The hottest high-paid job in San Diego? Check out number 10 on the list, software architect, which is high in demand in our market.

1. Physician

Median Base Salary: $195,842

Number of Job Openings: 3,038

2. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $146,412

Number of Job Openings: 2,009

3. Pharmacist

Median Base Salary: $127,120

Number of Job Openings: 2,534

4. Enterprise Architect

Median Base Salary: $115,944

Number of Job Openings: 1,097

5. Corporate Counsel

Median Base Salary: $115,580

Number of Job Openings: 693

6. Software Development Manager

Median Base Salary: $108,879

Number of Job Openings: 1,064

7. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $108,761

Number of Job Openings: 8,616

8. Software Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $107,479

Number of Job Openings: 1,105

9. Nurse Practitioner

Median Base Salary: $106,962

Number of Job Openings: 14,931

10. Software Architect

Median Base Salary: $105,329

Number of Job Openings: 1,130