Wow! Enterprise Architects have come along way since I first started in this space nearly 15 years ago.

Also, IT have grown up quite a bit as well. For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the U.S., according to an annual report from Glassdoor.

Thirteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs this year were in tech, up from 11 in 2017, according to the report. Within the industry, enterprise architects, software development managers, software engineering managers and software architects received the highest pay, with the lowest average base salary well over $100,000.


The report gathered salary data from millions of employees, examined job titles that received a minimum of 100 salary reports over the past year, and used algorithms to estimate the median annual base pay. C-suite-level jobs were excluded from the report.

While tech jobs pay well across the board, the health-care industry offers the largest paychecks at the very top of the spectrum. Physicians topped the list of highest-paid employees in America, with a median base salary of $195,842. Pharmacy managers and pharmacists came in second and third, with a base pay of $146,412 and $127,120, respectively.

Eight job titles are new to the list this year, including strategy manager (No. 18, $101,754), cloud engineer (No. 23, $96,449) and data scientist (No. 25, $96,116).

Glassdoor also studied what job seekers are looking for when researching job ads. A survey found that salary and benefits are the most important factors for Americans when job searching, followed by location, commute time and positive employee reviews.

Once on the job, employees care most about “company culture and values, career opportunities and trust in senior leadership,” Stansell said.