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The 17 best jobs in America that pay over $100,000

Not all amazing jobs pay well.

But getting a fat paycheck goes a long way toward making an otherwise middling job feel pretty awesome.

This week, recruiting website Glassdoor published its annual ranking of the 50 best jobs in America. For the ranking, Glassdoor weighed average annual salary, an overall job-satisfaction rating based on a five-point scale and the number of openings available.

Here are the best jobs in America that also pay a handsome, six-figure salary.

1. Data Scientist
Job score: 4.8
Job satisfaction rating: 4.4
Number of job openings: 4,184
Median base salary: $110,000

2. DevOps Engineer
Job score: 4.7
Job satisfaction rating: 4.2
Number of job openings: 2,725
Median base salary: $110,000

3. Data Engineer
Job score: 4.7
Job satisfaction rating: 4.3
Number of job openings: 2,599
Median base salary: $106,000


Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect

4. Tax Manager
Job score: 4.7
Job satisfaction rating: 4.0
Number of job openings: 3,317
Median base salary: $110,000

5. Analytics Manager
Job score: 4.6
Job satisfaction rating: 4.1
Number of job openings: 1,958
Median base salary: $112,000

6. Strategy Manager
Job score: 4.5
Job satisfaction rating: 4.3
Number of job openings: 1,184
Median base salary: $130,000

7. Solutions Architect
Job score: 4.4
Job satisfaction rating: 3.7
Number of job openings: 2,232
Median base salary: $125,000


Electrical Engineer, Ghion Ashenafi
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Electrical Engineer, Ghion Ashenafi

8. Nurse Practitioner
Job score: 4.3
Job satisfaction rating: 3.5
Number of job openings: 15,634
Median base salary: $100,000

9. Software Engineer
Job score: 4.3
Job satisfaction rating: 3.5
Number of job openings: 17,085
Median base salary: $101,000

10. Supply Chain Manager
Job score: 4.3
Job satisfaction rating: 3.9
Number of job openings: 1,270
Median base salary: $100,000

11. Finance Manager
Job score: 4.3
Job satisfaction rating: 3.6
Number of job openings: 3,142
Median base salary: $116,000

12. Compliance Manager
Job score: 4.3
Job satisfaction rating: 3.9
Number of job openings: 1,104
Median base salary: $100,000


Data Scientist
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Data Scientist

13. Hardware Engineer
Job score: 4.2
Job satisfaction rating: 3.9
Number of job openings: 954
Median base salary: $108,000

14. Product Manager
Job score: 4.2
Job satisfaction rating: 3.4
Number of job openings: 5,536
Median base salary: $107,000

15. Physician
Job score: 4.1
Job satisfaction rating: 3.5
Number of job openings: 2,610
Median base salary: $200,000

16. Information Security Engineer
Job score: 4.1
Job satisfaction rating: 3.7
Number of job openings: 1,247
Median base salary: $100,000

17. Pharmacy Manager
Job score: 4.1
Job satisfaction rating: 3.5
Number of job openings: 2,652
Median base salary: $130,000