10 top highest paid jobs in US for white collar jobs, as recently published by Forbes in October 2008. Salaries are yearly average and in US dollar, with the job description explained accordingly.
1. Commercial Lending Director
Job scope: Lead a team in aggressive building, growing and maintenance of commercial lending or loan portfolios. Oversee the corresponding relationship with customers, and develop ways to reach wider range of new prospects.
Annual salary: $130,400.
2. Development Officer
Job scope: Work with the marketing team in spearheading the fund or capital raising activities by approaching corporations, individuals and other profit oriented bodies to present win-win proposals. The health care is found to be the highest paid industry for a Development Officer.
Annual salary: $121,900.
3. General Manager
Job scope: Oversee the general running of the company operation and ensure that business is heading to the right direction by optimizing the resources available. Formulate the strategic direction for the company and establish the blueprint about company’s short term and long term goals.
Annual salary: $121,500.
4. Engineering Director
Responsible for the overall technical and engineering function of the company. Establish and enforce high standard of quality, design, reliability and safety of the engineering operation. Close liaison with the customers, whenever needed to ensure product conformance and compliance.
Annual salary: $113,000.
5. Director of Operations
Job scope: Direct, implement, control and manage all aspects of operation including planning and development, customer relation, inventory services, facilities, maintenance and manpower utilization. A member of top management team who holds key role in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives.
Annual salary: $112,000.
6. Information Systems Director
Job scope: Plan, manage and direct the internal operation of the information system functions including system development, user services, policy and procedures, integration, data analysis and inter-departmental interfacing. Apply specific knowledge of application in complex technical scenarios.
Annual salary: $107,600.
7. National Sales Manager
Job scope: Tasked with main role in devising strategy to increase sales and turnover, steer market growth, and implement bulletproof solution for performance evaluation. Normally responsible in overseeing 2 or more sales division with nationwide presence market presence.
Annual salary: $107,500.
Job scope: Direct and coordinate an effective financial planning and expenditure management. Act as an adviser to the top management and recommend efficient measurement for company’s performance. A Controller usually reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Annual salary: $107,100.
9. Finance Director
Job scope: Lead, plan and direct financial related aspect of company operation including accounting, auditing, purchasing, budget and expenditures, revenue administration and the overall running of the finance division. Establish a benchmark for competent financial management and maintain effective leadership and relationship.
Annual salary: $106,700.
10. Information Security Director
Job scope: Undertake responsibility in devising the security policy, risk assessment, policy and procedures, compliance and data protection. Coordinate all technical related programs on IT infrastructure, audit, project implementation, risk mitigation and incident management.
Annual salary: $105,000.