The top 10 highest-paying jobs in America in 2018

9. Systems Engineer

Median base pay: $78,514

Year-over-year pay growth: 1.8%

Industry: Technology


Job description: Systems engineers consider the business and technical aspects of a given project to optimize efficiency. System engineers carry out a variety of tasks.

Theirjobs require a combination of abilities, includingsystem design and analysis as well as communication, mathematical and business skills. … They implement new systems, correct software errors in existing systems and improve performance through hardware upgrades.