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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

24.  Operations Project Mgr.

2016 best jobs
  • Median Pay: $87,100
  • Top Pay: $126,000
  • 10-year job growth: 7%

An eagle eye is helpful in this role. When a company has a large internal project -- implementing a new payroll program, say -- these managers oversee all the details required for a smooth rollout. They delegate tasks, coordinate various departments, and deliver status reports to company executives.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: C | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: A | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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