The top 10 highest-paying jobs in America in 2018

3. Data scientist

Median base pay: $95,624

Year-over-year pay growth: 0.6%

Industry: Technology


Job description: Data scientists use statistical analysis to help solve complex issues. Data scientist duties typically include creating various machine learning-based tools or processes within the company, such as recommendation engines or automated lead scoring systems. People within this role should also be able to perform statistical analysis.