The top 10 highest-paying jobs in America in 2018

8. Software Engineer

Median base pay: $85,806

Year-over-year pay growth: 2.7%

Industry: Technology

 

Job description: Software engineers develop applications for devices like computers and smartphones. Software Engineer Responsibilities: Developing and directing software system validation and testing methods. Directing our software programming initiatives. … Analyzing data to effectively coordinate the installation of new systems or the modification of existing systems. Managing the softwaredevelopment lifecycle.