TOP 10 Best Paying Jobs in 2018


Looking for a new career path? Are you interested in starting fresh and going after a new job title? Maybe you are just curious to see what other positions are paying around the country? No matter what your interest level or what kind of job you have or would like, this is a list of the top 10 best paying jobs in 2018. It spreads across several industries and offers you a real insight as to what is offered out there and what kinds of potential there is, if you are interested in a potential career change.

10. Software Developer

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A software developer has one of the higher average salaries on the list outside of the medical field, although it does tap out a bit higher than some other industries. The national average for this position is $86,000 going into 2018. Someone starting out in the career is likely to receive a beginning salary of around $55,000. The maximum salary depends on several factors, ranging from company and experience to location. The national average for maximum salary is $125,000, although it is possible to earn much more than this. Bloomberg pays its top software developers $179,000, with Oracle sitting close by at $173,000. It just depends on where someone works.

  • Jack

    Increased difficulty and stress= more pay.. More competitors for same job=less pay Longer education=more pay. So a Surgeon earn a lot but he is also in education eternally compared to others, they do have to minimum spend 11 years before getting there. For me the starting salary in the first 5 Years counts more than the top end, because when you are young you need money more than when older, a young person still has to buy a house, a proper car and in the 30s has to support a family .. when you finally reach the top end pay you might be around 50+, your house is (hopefully) paid of or paid of by a large part, you have settled, your kids are already out of the house or on the way out.. money has been saved you are no longer feeling as unsecure financially.. This is why I personally only aim for a bachelor. I want to work at a younger age and start the real quality life earlier, because life as a student is shitty and truly insanely limited.

    • kong

      You are right, but thr subject you choose at university is quite important. Good luck and enjoy!

    • Gihozo Aloysie

      i wanted to be a sugeon but bcz of what u said i think i changed my mind

    • Mark

      I can’t wait to pay OF my house.
      Now, I’m of to work

  • liko2k

    Where the ef is Next Page button! 😡

  • sara
  • some companies pay about 200000$