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The 15 highest-paying jobs in Los Angeles

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You don't have to be a movie star to make bank in Los Angeles.

According to a new report by Glassdoor, jobs in engineering, software and even academics rake in big bucks in the City of Angels.

The job search site determined the 15 highest-paying jobs in LA based on salary reports from its anonymous users over the past year.

See the top-paying jobs below, along with the median salary and number of active job openings on Glassdoor as of August 1.

1. Solutions architect

Median base salary: $130,000

Number of job openings: 153

2. Attorney

Median base salary: $125,000

Number of job openings: 98

3. Professor

Median base salary: $99,000

Number of job openings: 50

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4. Software engineer

Median base salary: $95,000

Number of job openings: 1,966

5. UX designer

Median base salary: $92,500

Number of job openings: 64

6. Quality assurance manager

Median base salary: $84,557

Number of job openings: 256

Quality Assurance Manager
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7. Electrical engineer

Median base salary: $84,500

Number of job openings: 81

8. Process engineer

Median base salary: $84,000

Number of job openings: 40

9. Research scientist

Median base salary: $82,000

Number of job openings: 18

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10. Mechanical engineer

Median base salary: $80,640

Number of job openings: 171

11. Applications engineer

Median base salary: $80,500

Number of job openings: 23

12. Test engineer

Median base salary: $80,000

Number of job openings: 54

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13. Systems analyst

Median base salary: $80,000

Number of job openings: 40

14. 3-D artist

Median base salary: $80,000

Number of job openings: 35

15. Business analyst

Median base salary: $77,000

Number of job openings: 417