DC a ‘hot hiring city’ for 5 of this year’s best-paying jobs

A margin account could be the answer to your cash crunch when it comes to funding a business venture or purchasing a second home. But there are also risks to consider. (Thinkstock)
10. Corporate controller, $110,855

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9. R&D manager, $111,905

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York.   So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, but it’s unlikely. Revelations by WikiLeaks describing secret CIA hacking tools the government uses to break into computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs, if true, could certainly have real-life implications for anyone who uses internet-connected technology.(AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
8. Applications development manager, $112,045

Megan Dieterich, a physician's assistant at Whitman Walker Health's Max Robinson Center, works with a patient. (Courtesy Whitman Walker Health)
7. Physician assistant, $112,529

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6. Enterprise architect, $112,500

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In this Friday, July 8, 2016, photo, pharmacist technician Irene Arrenquin fills a prescription for the anti-diarrhea drug diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate at Pucci's Pharmacy, in Sacramento, Calif. The drug is one of several that has seen a significant cost increase in recent months. In an effort to discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications that are unaffordable to the average person, state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, has introduced legislation that would require drug makers to provide advance notice before making big price increases. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
5. Pharmacist, $125,847

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In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 photo, a 3D printed stethoscope, left, is seen next to a traditional medical stethoscope in Gaza City. In a territory lacking many basic medical supplies, Dr. Tarek Loubani says he has designed a stethoscope that can be made by a 3-D printer for just $2.50 _ a fraction of the cost of leading brands. Some doctors say the equipment is just as good. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
4. Medical science liaison, $132,842

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3. Patent attorney, $139,272 

FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a pharmacy tech poses for a picture with prescription medication at a pharmacy in Edmond, Okla. More than a dozen websites and apps are vying to help U.S. consumers find the lowest prices for prescription drugs by comparing prices and searching for deals, similar to the way Expedia looks for cheap airfare or Bankrate.com looks for low mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
2. Pharmacy manager, $149,064

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Don't get flustered if everything doesn't go as planned because you or the doctor are delayed getting to the appointment.




"Health care is a little bit like a collage - it takes time to build great health care and a great health care relationship," Taylor observed. "So [if] you can't get it all done in one visit or in one day -- schedule the next visit and then keep building." (Thinkstock)
1. Physician, $187,876

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A margin account could be the answer to your cash crunch when it comes to funding a business venture or purchasing a second home. But there are also risks to consider. (Thinkstock)
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York.   So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, but it’s unlikely. Revelations by WikiLeaks describing secret CIA hacking tools the government uses to break into computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs, if true, could certainly have real-life implications for anyone who uses internet-connected technology.(AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
Megan Dieterich, a physician's assistant at Whitman Walker Health's Max Robinson Center, works with a patient. (Courtesy Whitman Walker Health)
How you write an email can make a difference. (Thinkstock)
In this Friday, July 8, 2016, photo, pharmacist technician Irene Arrenquin fills a prescription for the anti-diarrhea drug diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate at Pucci's Pharmacy, in Sacramento, Calif. The drug is one of several that has seen a significant cost increase in recent months. In an effort to discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications that are unaffordable to the average person, state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, has introduced legislation that would require drug makers to provide advance notice before making big price increases. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 photo, a 3D printed stethoscope, left, is seen next to a traditional medical stethoscope in Gaza City. In a territory lacking many basic medical supplies, Dr. Tarek Loubani says he has designed a stethoscope that can be made by a 3-D printer for just $2.50 _ a fraction of the cost of leading brands. Some doctors say the equipment is just as good. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building in Washington. What kind of protests can be banned inside the Supreme Court?
A federal appeals court says a law that prohibits “loud” language and making a “harangue” or “oration” in the building is not unconstitutionally vague. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a pharmacy tech poses for a picture with prescription medication at a pharmacy in Edmond, Okla. More than a dozen websites and apps are vying to help U.S. consumers find the lowest prices for prescription drugs by comparing prices and searching for deals, similar to the way Expedia looks for cheap airfare or Bankrate.com looks for low mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Don't get flustered if everything doesn't go as planned because you or the doctor are delayed getting to the appointment.




"Health care is a little bit like a collage - it takes time to build great health care and a great health care relationship," Taylor observed. "So [if] you can't get it all done in one visit or in one day -- schedule the next visit and then keep building." (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON — Job site Glassdoor’s list of the best-paying jobs in 2017 is dominated by technology and health care, and has a couple of new entries from last year’s list.

And D.C. is what Glassdoor considers a “hot hiring city” for five of this year’s best-paying occupations.

New on this year’s overall list is nurse practitioner, ranking No. 14 with a median base salary of about $104,000. Also new on the list, at No. 24, is nuclear engineer, with a median base salary of $94,852.

Physician assistant, ranked No. 7 for pay at $112,000, has the largest number of current openings, with more than 13,500 positions across the country, according to Glassdoor’s data.

In the D.C. market, Glassdoor says demand is high for medical science liaisons, applications development managers, solutions architects, data architects, nuclear engineers and attorneys — almost all of which are professions with median base salaries of more than $100,000.

The No. 1 job on the highest-paying list remains physician, with a median base salary of $187,876 and about 7,700 job openings across the country.

Pharmacy manager ranks No. 2 on this year’s list, with a median base salary of $149,064. There are 2,370 pharmacy manager job openings across the country, based on Glassdoor’s data.

Here are the top 10 professions and their median base salary on Glassdoor’s 2017 highest-paying jobs in America list:

1. Physician, $187,876

2. Pharmacy manager, $149,064

3. Patent attorney, $139,272

4. Medical science liaison, $132,842

5. Pharmacist, $125,847

6. Enterprise architect, $112,500

7. Physician assistant, $112,529

8. Applications development manager, $112,045

9. R & D manager, $111,905

10. Corporate controller, $110,855

You can see Glassdoor’s list of the top 25 highest-paying jobs in America on its website.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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