2017 highest paying jobs

Doctors have nabbed 8 of the top 20 highest-paid jobs, according to LinkedIn’s State of Salary 2017 report. LinkedIn pulled data from two million members to compare salaries by job title, education, industry, location, and other factors.

Here are some key findings:

  • Top Job Title: Orthopedic surgeons have the highest-paying job overall, raking in $450,000 annually.
  • Top Industry: Employees in software and IT services earn an average of $104,000 annually.
  • Top Location: San Francisco residents are paid an average of $112,400, the highest regional average.
  • Top Entry Level Jobs: Early career candidates can make over $100,000 (median average) as investment banking analysts and associate brand managers.

Recruiters can use the data in this report to help candidates with salary expectations based on location and industry.

Source: LinkedIn’s State of Salary Report 2017