The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs In America In 2017

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

10. Corporate controller

Median base salary: $110,855

Number of job openings: 259

A corporate controller oversees an organization's accounting department.

9. Research and development manager

Median base salary: $111,905

Number of job openings: 185

A research and development manager directs all research and company development programs and initiatives, which involves introducing new products into the business framework, and providing recommendations to update and improve existing infrastructure and products.

8. Applications development manager

Median base salary: $112,045

Number of job openings: 516

An application development manager maintains business operations by planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities related to an organization's software applications. They also maintain support and upgrade existing systems and applications essential to the business.

7. Physician assistant

Median base salary: $112,529

Number of job openings: 13,547

A physician assistant provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician including conduct complete physicals, providing treatment, and counseling patients.

6. Enterprise architect

Median base salary: $112,560

Number of job openings: 1,320

An enterprise architect conceptualizes the structure and operation of an organization.

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