Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in the US


Megan Dinkins

Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in the US


High schoolers hope to have a good-paying job when they get older because money is a luxury that most everyone enjoys having. Here are the top 10 best-paying jobs according to CNBC:


#10: Software Development Manager

Software development managers make about $109,809 per year. They lead teams of software developers to design software, web applications, and web services, plus hire and train new software developers. To do this job, you need a bachelor’s degree along with math requirements that include a calculus sequence, differential equations, and linear algebra. You will also need a sequence in physics.


#9: Corporate Controller

Corporate controllers have an estimated salary of $113,368. They guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree in science is needed to do this job. You also have to be a certified public accountant.


#8: Physician Assistant

Physician assistants make about $113,855 a year. They conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, and more. A lot of PA programs require at least 3 years of prior healthcare experience. Working as a nurse or paramedic before being a PA could be helpful.


#7: Software Engineer

Software engineers make $114,163 a year. They develop software solutions by studying information needs. Software engineers solve problems with software, while software development managers guide other software developers to create software and other web services and applications. A bachelor’s degree is typically needed in software engineering, computer programming, software development, computer science, or a similar programming-centric field of study.


#6: Corporate Lawyer

Corporate lawyers make about $117,588 a year. They are lawyers hired by businesses, corporations, and organizations. A Juris doctorate degree is required to be a corporate lawyer.


#5: Enterprise Architect

Enterprise architects make about $122,585 a year. They set the direction and the approach of an organization’s operations, improve the IT infrastructure, and optimize their business operations. A bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field is needed to be an enterprise architect. Relevant architectural history would be beneficial.


#4: Pharmacist

Pharmacists make a salary of $126,438. They prepare medicines by working with physicians. To be a pharmacist, a pharmacist’s degree is required, which can be earned in four years.


#3: Dentist

Dentists make $142,478 a year. They clean teeth or remove tooth decay, fill cavities, and repair fractured teeth. No undergraduate degree is needed before completing a four-year dental program and earning a doctoral degree in dental medicine or dental surgery.


#2: Pharmacy Manager

Pharmacy managers make about $144,768 a year. They lead staff members in the pharmacist by assigning tasks. A bachelor’s degree in pharmacology or a related field of study is required to be a pharmaceutical manager. Pharmacy managers also need a current pharmacy license.


#1: Physician

Physicians make a salary of $193,415. They deal with diagnosis, medication management, and treatment planning. A four-year M.D. degree program and medical residency following a four-year bachelor’s degree in biology or pre-medicine is needed to be a physician.