9. Systems Engineer
Median base pay: $78,514
Year-over-year pay growth: 1.8%
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.