The 10 Highest Paying Technology Jobs
By now, it's pretty clear that many companies are willing to offer great salaries for proven tech talent. If you've ever wondered how much you'd command on the market with world-class IT skills and experience, the following list of the top 10 highest-paying tech jobs may be an eye-opener. It was compiled from Glassdoor's most recent "25 Highest Paying Jobs in America" list. On that list, doctors and lawyers rank at the top (with median base salaries paying $180,000 and $144,500 respectively), but IT positions account for five of the top 10 slots. While money does matter—68 percent of the professionals surveyed regard compensation as one of their top considerations when accepting or declining a job offer—it doesn't guarantee career satisfaction. "There's no doubt that pay is among the leading factors most job seekers weigh when determining where to work," said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor. "However, our research shows that a big paycheck isn't necessarily tied to long-term satisfaction in a job. Instead, when we dig deeper … we find that culture and values, career opportunities and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction." The list is based on salary reports shared on Glassdoor by U.S.-based employees over the past year. To be eligible, each job must have had at least 75 salary reports shared.