Here Are The 20 Highest Paying Jobs For 2017 According To LinkedIn

Here Are LinkedIn's 20 Highest Paying Jobs For 2017

If you currently feel underpaid (and don’t we all?), instead of asking for a promotion that can net you a 7% salary increase, you might want to start thinking about jumping career tracks to something a little more lucrative that might even let you pay off your student loans early. The good news is that LinkedIn’s here to help you with your job hunt, since they just posted the highest median salaries for 2017, which is awesome. The terrible news is that the chances you’re qualified for any of these positions are almost zero unless you went to medical school. If you went to medical school or your undergraduate GPA wasn’t enough of an abomination that you’re still considering it in the future, check out LinkedIn’s top 20 careers, because some of these salaries are absolutely out of this world.

20. Podiatrist: $150,000
19. Global Marketing Director: $155,000
18. Senior Software Engineering Manager: $155,000
17. Anesthetist: $156,000
16. Patent Attorney: $160,000
15. Director Product Management: $160,000
14. Tax Director: $161,000
13. Director of Engineering: $164,000
12. Dentist: $165,000
11. Staff Software Engineer: $168,000
10. Senior Corporate Counsel: $175,000
9. Psychiatrist: $218,000
8. Hospitalist: $220,000
7. General Physician: $220,000
6. Pathologist: $225,000
5. Medical Director: $230,000
4. Surgeon: $338,000
3. Anesthesiologist: $350,000
2. Radiologist: $355,000
1. Cardiologist: $356,000

I’d like to take this moment to speak to the director of my undergraduate English department, who once assured me that my degree in the liberal arts would allow me to do anything. Apparently, “anything” means nothing high-paying, but hey, I was lazy and didn’t want to study for physics, so I can’t put the blame entirely on him either. However, if you hate your job, it’s not too late to put those STEM skills to use and pursue a Master’s degree in a decent field, and you never know – you might just prepare yourself for a decent career this time.

[via LinkedIn]

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Steph W.

Steph W. is a new Master's degree graduate with an intern's salary and six-figure taste. She realizes her expectations far exceed reality, so she spends her days pinning away Loubs she pretends are in her physical closet instead of her virtual one. Her hobbies include attempting to trapping her boyfriend into marriage before he finds out how insane she is and pretending that Black Box wine tastes as good as the kind she could afford when she was gainfully employed. Send her tips for getting out of student debt at

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