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The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

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Nearly 70 percent of job seekers today say that salary is a key factor when considering employment options, according to a recent survey from job-search site Glassdoor.

To highlight the jobs offering the best paychecks right now, Glassdoor created this list of the 25 highest-paying jobs in America. The list includes the median annual income of each job, per salary reports shared by employees on the site, and the number of job openings that are currently available nationwide.

Thirteen of the 25 jobs are in tech, an increase from the 11 tech jobs that made the list last year. Five jobs on the list are in healthcare and eight job titles are new to the list, including strategy manager and nurse practitioner.

Take a look at the complete list below to see the jobs providing the biggest paychecks:

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1. Physician

Median annual salary: $195,842

Number of job openings nationwide: 3,038

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2. Pharmacy Manager

Median annual salary: $146,412

Number of job openings nationwide: 2,009

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3. Pharmacist

Median annual salary: $127,120

Number of jobs openings nationwide: 2,534

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4. Enterprise Architect

Median annual salary: $115,944

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,097

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5. Corporate Counsel

Median annual salary: $115,580

Number of job openings nationwide: 693

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6. Software Development Manager

Median annual salary: $108,879

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,064

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7. Physician Assistant

Median annual salary: $108,761

Number of job openings nationwide: 8,616

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8. Software Engineering Manager

Median annual salary: $107,479

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,105

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Nurse Practitioner
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Nurse Practitioner

9. Nurse Practitioner

Median annual salary: $106,962

Number of job openings nationwide: 14,931

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10. Software Architect

Median annual salary: $105,329

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,130

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11. Engineering Manager

Median annual salary: $105,260

Number of job openings nationwide: 4,738

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12. Applications Development Manager

Median annual salary: $104,048

Number of job openings nationwide: 360

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The former Polartec textile manufacturing plant in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where incubator CI Works has signed a five-year lease. CI Works focuses on connecting younger firms to mature manufacturing companies and scale-ups. The 90,000-square-foot space could accommodate as many as 60 companies and about 200 workers. 
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The former Polartec textile manufacturing plant in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where incubator CI Works has signed a five-year lease. CI Works focuses on connecting younger firms to mature manufacturing companies and scale-ups. The 90,000-square-foot space could accommodate as many as 60 companies and about 200 workers. 

13. Plant Manager

Median annual salary: $103,892

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,182

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14. IT Program Manager

Median annual salary: $102,969

Number of job openings nationwide: 218

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15. Solutions Architect

Median annual salary: $102,160

Number of job openings nationwide: 5,899

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16. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Median annual salary: $102,155

Number of job openings nationwide: 108

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17. Data Architect

Median annual salary: $101,900

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,472

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18. Strategy Manager

Median annual salary: $101,754

Number of job openings nationwide: 2,641

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19. Systems Architect

Median annual salary: $101,984

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,146

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20. Scrum Master

Median annual salary: $98,239

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,876

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Dave Florerke, right, is interviewed by dating consultant Kris Kenny of Kenny Connections during a preliminary 'intake' meeting at the Common Ground coffee shop in LoDo recently
Dave Florerke, right, is interviewed by dating consultant Kris Kenny of Kenny Connections during a preliminary 'intake' meeting at the Common Ground coffee shop in LoDo recently

21. Consulting Manager

Median annual salary: $97,154

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,536

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22. Attorney

Median annual salary: $96,678

Number of job openings nationwide: 903

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23. Cloud Engineer

Median annual salary: $96,449

Number of job openings nationwide: 1,077

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24. Tax Manager

Median annual salary: $96,175

Number of job openings nationwide: 3,690

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25. Data Scientist

Median annual salary: $96,116

Number of job openings nationwide: 4,986

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