Amanda Malamut
Updated Sep 02, 2017 @ 9:19 am
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We all want jobs that pays more money. By analyzing the data of 2 million members, LinkedIn determined how salaries vary by job, education level and field of study, location, company size, and industry. Thinking about making a career change? Maybe we should go into medicine. The 2017 U.S. State of Salary Report found that the highest paying job title in the United States is orthopedic surgeon, with an average salary of $450,000.

Doctors account for eight of the top 20 jobs on the list. So do leadership roles.

If medicine or leadership isn’t for you, the computer science field has an average salary of $92,300. And investment banking analysts start at about an average of $105,000 a year. And not surprising, but the higher the degree you earn, the more money you probably make. But where should we work? San Francisco has an average salary of $112,400. Which makes sense because it’s one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

Unfortunately, most of the fields that make the most money are still dominated by men. Tech and manufacturing jobs are overwhelmingly held by men. The report shows that healthcare is the only field with a greater proportion of women holding positions. It goes without saying, but we need women in tech! If it’s going to be the best industry to work in, gender equality is definitely something that should be focused on.

Time to brush up our resumes!