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30.  Brand Manager

2016 best jobs
  • Median Pay: $89,800
  • Top Pay: $135,000
  • 10-year job growth: 9%

Either on-staff or contracted via an advertising agency, a brand manager works to protect and promote a company's branded products or trademarks. They conduct market research to understand how a brand is viewed by the public, as well as create advertising and marketing campaigns aimed at getting out the brand's message.

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