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LinkedIn: Highest paying jobs in 2017 dominated by healthcare

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Healthcare careers are among the highest paid jobs in the U.S., according to LinkedIn's list of jobs with the highest base salary, with the first nine out of 20 jobs on the list all in the healthcare field.

Here are the top 20 jobs, listed by median base salary, according to LinkedIn Salary.

  1. Cardiologist - $356,000
  2. Radiologist - $355,000
  3. Anesthesiologist - $350,000
  4. Surgeon - $338,000
  5. Medical Director - $230,000
  6. Pathologist - $225,000
  7. Physician (general) - $220,000
  8. Hospitalist - $220,000
  9. Psychiatrist - $218,000
  10. Senior Corporate Counsel - $175,000
  11. Staff Software Engineer - $168,000
  12. Dentist - $165,000
  13. Director of Engineering - $164,000
  14. Tax Director - $161,000
  15. Director Product Management - $160,000
  16. Patent Attorney - $160,000
  17. Anesthetist - $156,000
  18. Senior Software Engineering Manager - $155,000
  19. Global Marketing Director - $155,000
  20. Podiatrist - $150,000

LinkedIn's salary tool collects data from verified LinkedIn members. The data is current as of Jan. 6. For a job title to be considered for the list, each title must receive 50 or more salary reports from LinkedIn members in the U.S. The highest paying jobs were selected based on the median base salary reported. For jobs that reported the same median base salary, LinkedIn used the current number of job openings per title on the network for a tiebreaker.

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