4 Jobs That Pay $150k a Year, And The Skills You Need to Get Them

March 1, 2017

The skills you need to get a job like Director of Engineering or Marketing Director.

So you want a job that pays $150,000 a year? Sounds bold, out-of-reach. But, as we like to say here at LinkedIn, it’s closer than you think.

Recently, we compiled a list of the highest paying jobs in America. On that list were several jobs LinkedIn Learning courses can prepare you for, with a plethora of organizations advertising those exact job titles on LinkedIn.

So, here are four job titles that all pay at least $150,000 a year, on average. We also linked to all the open positions on LinkedIn for that job title, as well as the LinkedIn Learning courses that’ll help you get those roles.

1. Director of Engineering

Average US Salary: $164,000 a year

Director of Engineering Jobs on LinkedIn: 800+

LinkedIn Learning Courses That’ll Help You Get the Role:

Director of Software Engineering

Director of Mechanical Engineering

2. Director Product Management

Average US Salary: $160,000

Director of Engineering Jobs on LinkedIn: 400+

LinkedIn Learning Courses That’ll Help You Get the Role:

3. Senior Software Engineering Manager

Average US Salary: $155,000

Senior Software Engineering Manager Jobs on LinkedIn: 300+

LinkedIn Learning Courses That’ll Help You Get the Role:

4. Global Marketing Director

Average US Salary: $155,000

Global Marketing Director Jobs on LinkedIn: 90+

LinkedIn Learning Courses That’ll Help You Get the Role:

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