Whether you’re deciding on a college major, looking for a new job or just want some solid statistics to back up your case for a pay raise, you need to know what jobs pay the most — and where those jobs are.
Almost ten years have passed since we weathered the Great Recession, and after traveling a tough economic road, we now have historically low employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that rate worked out to 3.9 percent at the end of 2018. You, the worker, are in the driver’s seat. Your place of employment needs you, so wages have begun to rise along with better benefits, changes in sexual harassment policies and quicker hiring processes.
We turned to Glassdoor for details about the highest paying jobs of 2018. We’ve also included prime cities for each job — three cities with the large amounts of job openings in these categories. Keep this data in mind as you weigh your future employment choices.
Also, a few words about Glassdoor's methodology: It only included jobs that received at least 100 salary reports from U.S.-based employees during the reporting year. Glassdoor also applied a proprietary statistical algorithm to estimate annual median base pay, which controls for factors such as location and seniority.