May 25, 2022

Reference: LinkedIn Releases Inaugural U.S. State of Salary Report (2017)

From the Report:

To give you more visibility into your next career move, we examined data from more than two million LinkedIn members. We looked at how salaries vary by job title, education level and field of study, location, company size, and industry.


Key Findings

Job title Highest-paying job overall: orthopedic Surgeon, $450,000
Experience level Highest-paying junior-level job: investment banking analyst, $105,000
Education level Highest-paying degree: doctor of medicine (MD), $161,200
Field of study Highest-paying field of study: computer science, $92,300
Company size Highest-paying company size: 10,001+ employees, $90,600
Industry Highest-paying industry: software and IT services, $104,700
Location Highest-paying region: San Francisco Bay Area, $112,400



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