Slideshow Top 10 best-paying IT jobs

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  • August 02 2016, 6:50am EDT
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The top 10 best-paying IT jobs

Professionals with advanced IT skills are in high demand across many industries, including healthcare. That’s pushing salaries higher for many skill sets. Data and information technology jobs are well represented on a list of top-paying jobs in America, compiled by Glassdoor, a recruiting and compensation website. In all, IT jobs nailed 10 of the top 25 best-paying jobs on Glassdoor’s list. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.

Software development manager

Median base salary: $132,000

IT pay rank: 1

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 4

These individuals develop and oversee the systems between computer programs. Job growth for software development managers is expected to be 17 percent from 2014 to 2024.

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Software architect

Median base salary: $128,250

IT pay rank: 2

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 7

These professionals create computer programs and communicate technical plans to company executives.

IT manager

Median base salary: $120,000

IT pay rank: 3

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 9

These individuals are responsible for executing the IT goals of the organization; in their roles, they oversee hardware and software.

Solutions architect

Median base salary: $120,000

IT pay rank: 4

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 10

These professionals lead or help design products and projects and are heavily involved with the technical side.

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Applications development manager

Median base salary: $120,000

IT pay rank: 5

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 12

These individuals oversee and improve internal systems and software.

Systems architect

Median base salary: $116,920

IT pay rank: 6

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 14

These individuals build and maintain an organization’s databases, software and system coding.

Data scientist

Median base salary: $115,000

IT pay rank: 7

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 16

These professionals solve complex problems in computing. Job growth in this niche is expected to increase 11 percent from 2014 to 2024.

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Data architect

Median base salary: $113,000

IT pay rank: 8

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 20

These individuals create information and technology roadmaps for an organization.

Analytics manager

Median base salary: $106,000

IT pay rank: 9

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 24

These individuals need to be exceptionally skilled in statistics and data analysis. Glassdoor reports thousands of openings for this job position.

Information systems manager

Median base salary: $106,000

IT pay rank: 10

Overall rank on Glassdoor list: 25

These professionals oversee the organization of information in a business. Similar to the role of the information technology manager, this job has broader responsibilities.