Forbes staffer Kathryn Dill taps into online job search firm Glassdoor for insight into salary trends by job title, noting that although web developers and engineers are getting a lot of buzz it's docs and lawyers who make the most.
Dill notes that to be considered for this list, a job must have received a minimum of 75 salary reports from employees based in the U.S. between January 24, 2015 and January 23, 2016. The number of job openings listed refers to “active job listings” on Glassdoor.com as of February 23, 2016. So the math is sound. She quotes Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist:
“There’s no doubt that pay is among the leading factors most job seekers weigh when determining where to work,” said Chamberlain. “However, our research shows that a big paycheck isn’t necessarily tied to long-term satisfaction in your job. Instead, when we dig deeper into what keeps employees satisfied once they’re in a job and with a company, we find that culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction.”