The 10 highest-paying jobs of the summer

Pay isn’t everything when it comes to a job — but there’s no denying it plays a role. Beyond making sure that you’re bringing in enough cash to cover the basic necessities, save a little each month and go out and enjoy yourself, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes from knowing that your contributions are valued.

If you’re looking for a high-impact, high-paying role, you can’t go wrong with one of the following ten jobs. According to Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports, these positions commanded the highest median base pay in the month of June.

If you’re already in one of these fields, you’re in luck — but if not, keep in mind that it’s never too late to change careers!

The highest-paying jobs of the summer
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The highest-paying jobs of the summer

1. Pharmacist

Median Base Pay: $128,311

# of Open Jobs: 11.2k

Companies Hiring: Albertsons Companies, Safeway, Hendrick Health System, SSM Health, Northside Hospital & more

Locations: Walla Walla, WA; Abilene, TX; Cadillac, MI; Asheville, NC; Moline, IL & more 

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2. Solutions Architect

Median Base Pay: $105,070

# of Open Jobs: 85k

Companies Hiring: Quicken Loans, Charles Schwab, InTouch Health, Skuid, Ping Identity & more

Locations: Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA; Detroit, MI; Acton, MA; Saint Louis, MO & more 

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3. Attorney

Median Base Pay: $98,208

# of Open Jobs: 8.4k

Companies Hiring: PCSU, Downtown Legal Group, Nationwide, FreedomPay, National Litigation Law Group & more

Locations: Philadelphia, PA; Saint Petersburg, FL; Colorado Springs, CO; Cranford, NJ; Newport Beach, CA & more 

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4. Tax Manager

Median Base Pay: $97,213

# of Open Jobs: 6.9k

Companies Hiring: Pulse Electronics, King & Spalding, Keiter, Clayton & McKervey, Infinera & more

Locations: Atlanta, GA; Idaho Falls, ID; San Diego, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Raleigh, NC & more 

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5. Data Scientist

Median Base Pay: $94,912

# of Open Jobs: 24.2k

Companies Hiring: Cerner, World Wrestling Entertainment, Facebook, Integral Ad Science, Ideal Concepts & more

Locations: Reno, NV; Springfield, VA; Red Bank, NJ; Allentown, PA; Mountain View, CA & more 

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6. Product Manager

Median Base Pay: $92,843

# of Open Jobs: 65k

Companies Hiring: Epic Games, ArcTouch, Modernize, Dunn-Edwards, TransNational Payments & more

Locations: Austin, TX; Nashua, NH; Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK & more 

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7. Professor

Median Base Pay: $87,664

# of Open Jobs: 18k

Companies Hiring: Florida SouthWestern State College, University of Maryland, Texas Tech, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh & more

Locations: College Park, MD; Odessa, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Augusta, GA; Aurora, CO & more 

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8. Software Engineer

Median Base Pay: $86,563

# of Open Jobs: 142k

Companies Hiring: Commvault, Ebates, Asymmetrik, Human Diagnosis Project, Vidyo & more

Locations: Cedar Falls, IA; Menomonee Falls, WI; Provo, UT; Plano, TX; Norwalk, CT & more 

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9. Systems Engineer

Median Base Pay: $79,432

# of Open Jobs: 79k

Companies Hiring: Utah Transit Authority, Flexware Innovation, Turbonomic, Marketo, Ellucian & more

Locations: Everett, WA; Fishers, IN; Phoenix, AZ; Dayton, OH; Miltonvale, KS & more 

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10. Process Engineer

Median Base Pay: $77,839

# of Open Jobs: 122k

Companies Hiring: Gerber Products, Eastman Kodak, Bell International Laboratories, Dexcom, National Renewable Energy Lab & more

Locations: Eagan, MN; Versailles, KY; Duncan, SC; Butte, MT; Grand Rapids, MI & more 

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