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Highest-paying jobs in America: Doctor, lawyer, techie

By Will Creighton   |   March 9, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Roughly 7 in 10 job seekers say salary and compensation packages play a significant role when looking for a new job, according to a Harris Poll survey conducted for Glassdoor.

It's easy to understand why. With mounting college costs and related student loan debt, it's estimated today's students will need to continue working until they're at least 75. Still, recent grads say their education was worth the high cost.

Based on information users shared over the past year, here's Glassdoor's top 25 highest-paying jobs:

- Median Base Salary: $180,000 - Number of Job Openings: 2,064

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2. Lawyer

- Median Base Salary: $144,500 - Number of Job Openings: 995

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- Median Base Salary: $142,120 - Number of Job Openings: 112

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- Median Base Salary: $132,000 - Number of Job Openings: 3,495

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- Median Base Salary: $130,000 - Number of Job Openings: 1,766

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- Median Base Salary: $130,000 - Number of Job Openings: 701

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- Median Base Salary: $128,250 - Number of Job Openings: 655

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- Median Base Salary: $127,500 - Number of Job Openings: 165

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- Median Base Salary: $120,000 - Number of Job Openings: 3,152

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- Median Base Salary: $120,000 - Number of Job Openings: 2,838

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- Median Base Salary: $120,000 - Number of Job Openings: 1,452

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- Median Base Salary: $120,000 - Number of Job Openings: 263

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- Median Base Salary: $118,000 - Number of Job Openings: 4,502

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- Median Base Salary: $116,920 - Number of Job Openings: 439

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- Median Base Salary: $115,000 - Number of Job Openings: 2,582

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- Median Base Salary: $115,000 - Number of Job Openings: 1,985

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- Median Base Salary: $115,000 - Number of Job Openings: 1,137

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- Median Base Salary: $115,000 - Number of Job Openings: 696

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19. Actuary

- Median Base Salary: $115,000 - Number of Job Openings: 175

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- Median Base Salary: $113,000 - Number of Job Openings: 762

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- Median Base Salary: $110,000 - Number of Job Openings: 1,495

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- Median Base Salary: $107,000 - Number of Job Openings: 7,758

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- Median Base Salary: $106,500 - Number of Job Openings: 510

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- Median Base Salary: $106,000 - Number of Job Openings: 988

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- Median Base Salary: $106,000 - Number of Job Openings: 147

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