The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs In America In 2017

Most of these jobs pay more than $100,000 a year.Idaho National Laboratory/flickr

Considering the amount of schooling and training it takes to become a doctor or lawyer, it's no surprise that these jobs are in the top echelon when it comes to pay.

But as a new report from job site Glassdoor shows, there are plenty of other high-skill, high-paying jobs that don't involve litigating or blood.

"With nearly half the list comprised of jobs in the tech and healthcare industries, this report reinforces that higher salaries are found in America's fastest job-creating sectors, which require higher education and in-demand skill sets," says Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist. 

Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, here are the 25 highest-paying jobs in the US, the current number of job openings, and what these people do:

25. Attorney

Median base salary: $94,695

Number of job openings: 1,010

An attorney represents and advises people, businesses, and government agencies in criminal and civil litigation.

24. Nuclear engineer

Median base salary: $94,852

Number of job openings: 155

A nuclear engineer conducts research on nuclear engineering projects or applies principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

23. Financial planning and analysis manager

Median base salary: $94,862

Number of job openings: 501

A financial planning and analysis manager performs business and financial analysis to help the company measure its success and predict its needs.

22. Scrum master

Median base salary: $95,167

Number of job openings: 2,072

A scrum master helps facilitate an agile development team.

21. Plant manager

Median base salary: $97,189

Number of job openings: 1,286

A plant manager heads the daily operations of a manufacturing plan

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