10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs and How to Get Them (2022)

The phrase “entry-level” has, in many ways, become synonymous with low pay. But the truth is, “It is not the term ‘entry-level’ that determines salary,” says Linda J. Hollenback, MSEd, a college and career strategist, founder of Hollenback Consulting, and a Certified Professional Résumé Writer. There are plenty of entry-level jobs out there that pay well—it’s just about figuring out which roles and industries are going to give you the most bang for your entry-level buck.

“It’s all about supply and demand,” says Colleen DelVecchio, an independent career coach and senior coach at ArcVida who previously spent a decade as a career counselor at Smith College. “When there are less candidates with a specific skills set, industries tend to pay higher,” she says. “Additionally, when industries can charge their end users more, the pay tends to be higher.”

So the question is: If you want to start your career off on a high-paying note, what are the roles that are going to offer a high salary from the get-go?

First things first, let’s take a minute to define what we mean when we say “high-paying” and “entry-level.”

In this case, we’re defining “high-paying” as any role that pays more than the median salary for all occupations in the U.S.—which, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $39,810 per year as of May 2019 (the most recent data available).

And an entry-level role is “one that does not require previous experience in the field,” DelVecchio says. “They are positions where the employer is willing to train you and help you to build the skills necessary.”

One thing to note: You may run into situations where an entry-level role will “be posted at two to five years experience,” DelVecchio says. These “entry-level-but-not-really” positions have been on the rise since the Great Recession and can feel like a frustrating paradox to job seekers who are trying to break into the field—but don’t be discouraged! There are plenty of roles out there that are truly entry-level (and will pay well to boot!).

Here are 10 high-paying entry-level roles, along with salary information from the compensation resource Payscale (note that Payscale’s database is updated nightly; the figures below reflect the latest information as of February 2021):

Average entry-level compensation: $85,421
Average salary: $96,289
Salary range: $67,000–$134,000

In today’s tech-centric world, data is becoming more important and abundant than ever—and companies need data and analytics teams to help organize, analyze, and leverage that data to hit their goals. Data scientists are responsible for creating the frameworks that companies use to analyze large sets of data. This includes designing and implementing algorithms and statistical models, running tests and experiments on existing data, developing internal and external data products, and continually evolving and optimizing their frameworks to ensure the most accurate results—which, in turn, leads to the most useful insights and accurate conclusions to help the business succeed and grow.

In order to get hired as an entry level-data scientist, you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, engineering, statistics, or a related field—though you should be aware that some companies may require an advanced degree—and proof that you have some core data science skills.

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Average entry-level compensation: $70,346
Average salary: $87,805
Salary range: $60,000–$144,000

Management consultants work with companies to help them improve their businesses by identifying problems, developing solutions, and overseeing the implementation of those solutions. For example, a team of consultants might help a company revamp their hiring practices to attract top talent, overhaul their internal processes to improve efficiency, or reimagine their budgets to cut costs. Management consultants are employed by consulting firms, not by the client companies they work with, which means that consultants have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects over time.

Management consulting is a competitive industry. To get your foot in the door at a consulting firm, you’ll typically need a bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as business administration or economics) and a high GPA during your undergraduate studies. Keep in mind that some management consulting firms prefer their candidates to hold advanced degrees—even for entry-level roles.

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Average entry-level compensation: $62,581
Average salary: $71,901
Salary range: $50,000–$105,000

Software developers (also known as software engineers) are, as the name implies, responsible for developing different types of software. Ultimately, software developers are responsible for solving problems; they work with product managers to identify the end user’s key needs and design software, features, and fixes that meet those needs—and then they write, test, and deploy the relevant code.

While some companies require their software developers to hold a degree in computer science, many companies will hire software developers without a degree. As long as you know how to code—and can prove it in a technical interview—you’re good to go.

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Average entry-level compensation: $59,212
Average salary: $69,209
Salary range: $50,000–$98,000

IT business analysts are responsible for analyzing a company’s current IT operations—and then making recommendations to improve efficiency, bring down costs, and implement IT systems and protocols that empower employees to be more productive. Depending on the company and its IT infrastructure, they might analyze hardware, software, and/or IT systems, processes, and services to recommend the most impactful improvements. IT business analysts may also be looped into new projects to determine what kind of IT solutions the company will need to support the project.

Entry-level IT business analysts will need a bachelor’s degree in business administration, information technology, or a related field—as well as a deep understanding of IT systems that, depending on the person, could be gained through undergraduate coursework, internships, or personal study.

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Average entry-level compensation: $51,458
Average salary: $63,046
Salary range: $44,000–$104,000

Investment associates may work at banks, financial services firms, or other financial institutions and assist portfolio managers in researching and developing investment strategies for clients—both private and corporate. Their responsibilities typically include analyzing financial data, conducting research, creating presentations and other client materials, managing client transactions, and performing related administrative tasks. Most investment associates have analytical, research-based tasks as well as client-facing tasks—so in order to succeed, candidates should be comfortable doing both.

Generally, a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or a related field is required for investment associate positions.

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Average entry-level compensation: $49,724
Average salary: $58,415
Salary range: $42,000–$82,000

Desktop support engineers are responsible for troubleshooting anything that goes wrong with an organization’s software or hardware (such as computers, laptops, and servers), whether that’s on-site or from a remote location. Generally, a user will send over an IT request—and when the desktop support engineer receives that ticket, it’s their job to identify the problem, fix it, and ensure that everything is back up and running properly. They may also be responsible for documenting solutions, keeping track of backups and maintenance, and/or supporting IT technicians on their team.

While many companies prefer their desktop support engineers to have a degree, it’s not a requirement for many job listings; if you know how to troubleshoot IT issues—and can solve problems quickly and effectively—you can land a role.

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Average entry-level compensation: $45,000
Average salary: $50,025
Salary range: $38,000–$69,000

An HR Associate supports leadership in the human resources or “people” department on a variety of projects.They might work with recruiters and HR managers to schedule interviews or contact references, process payroll and benefits paperwork, conduct orientation and onboarding sessions, help plan and execute trainings, and/or take on general administrative work. Because they’re often exposed to sensitive employee information during their work, HR associates must also be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and build and maintain trust with their team.

While many companies prefer to hire HR associates with a bachelor’s degree, you can also get your foot in the door without a college degree—as many companies are looking to hire HR talent with the right attitude and personality vs. any specific background.

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Average entry-level compensation: $43,533
Average salary: $56,355
Salary range: $39,000–$80,000

An executive assistant is an executive’s right-hand person, responsible for supporting the CEO or another executive (and sometimes multiple execs) in their day-to-day role. The job can include tasks like booking travel, managing calendars, scheduling appointments, planning events, managing projects, and performing other administrative duties (such as answering phones). EAs basically keep their executive’s life organized—so they must be extremely organized themselves and able to juggle multiple projects, deadlines, and priorities at once (without letting anything fall through the cracks).

While some executives require their EAs to have experience and/or a four-year degree, many companies are more open to folks just starting their careers—and are willing to train promising candidates on the job.

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Average entry-level compensation: $43,107
Average salary: $47,533
Salary range: $35,000–$68,000

Just as an HR associate supports a company’s HR team, a marketing associate supports a marketing team. There are opportunities for marketing associates within a huge range of industries—from consumer packaged goods to tech to nonprofits. Depending on the company’s marketing goals and structure, there may also be opportunities to work on tasks and projects related to a wide variety of marketing specialties. For example, a marketing associate might assist in writing blog, social media, or email copy; working on product launch campaigns; planning and running events; conducting market research; and/or building up e-commerce efforts.

Most companies want their marketing associates to have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field—as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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Average entry-level compensation: $43,041
Average salary: $44,624
Salary range: $35,000–$60,000

Sales development representatives (SDRs) are responsible for generating qualified leads (a.k.a., potential customers), reaching out to those leads, and briefly educating the lead on the product or service that’s for sale—with the end goal being to schedule a call or meeting with a sales executive who can continue the conversation and ultimately close the deal. SDRs need solid research skills, a willingness to make a high volume of cold calls, and the ability to connect with potential customers.

Most companies don’t require SDRs to have any specific background or degree; instead, they look for candidates with the personality, drive, and tenacity needed for a successful career in sales. (And keep in mind that while the average entry-level compensation for this role is around $43,000, it’s a sales role—and if you end up being a great salesperson, bigger bonuses and commissions based on excellent performance could drive your earnings higher even without a raise or promotion.)

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Want to land a high-paying entry-level job for yourself? Here are a few tips to help you along on your job search:

Pick Your Path Strategically

Some jobs, roles, and industries just pay more than others. So the first step to finding (and landing!) a high-paying entry-level job is knowing where to look.

“Right now, jobs in the STEM fields, IT, data analytics, finance, and consulting are all offering higher-paying entry-level positions,” DelVecchio says. And starting off with a high salary doesn’t just benefit you today; it sets you up for a lucrative career in the long run.

Bottom line? If a high level of compensation is important to you—both today and down the line—make sure you’re exploring opportunities in fields and industries that are going to deliver that kind of compensation.

Don’t Get Caught Up in Your Degree

A lot of recent college grads believe that their degree dictates the kinds of jobs they can go after; if you studied finance, you need to look for a job in the finance industry. If you studied business, you need to get your foot in the door at a big corporation.

But if your major isn’t associated with the same kind of no-brainer path to high-paying opportunities, don’t let your degree get in between you and the lucrative role you’re looking for. “Think about the skills you have, not the specific degree,” says DelVecchio.

For example, let’s say you got your bachelor’s degree in psychology. During your undergraduate studies, chances are, you learned a lot about what motivates people and makes them tick—which could help propel you to a successful career in sales. Or maybe you earned an undergraduate degree in marketing. You could absolutely easily go into the marketing field, but you could also pivot to HR and recruiting—and use your marketing skills to get potential candidates excited about your company and the opportunity they’re interviewing for.

The point is, when you’re applying for an entry-level role, what you majored in is hardly the only thing that matters—so look for jobs that match your skill set and salary requirements, not just your bachelor’s degree.

Build Your Network

Part of landing a high-paying entry-level job is, of course, what you know. But there’s no denying that who you know can also help you get your foot in the door—so one of the best things you can do as you’re starting out your career is to build your network.

“[Some] studies have found that nearly 85% of jobs are landed through personal connections, so the best advice I can offer is to be intentional about building and fostering authentic relationships—with family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, classmates, professors, advisors, internship supervisors, [and others],” Hollenbeck says. This could mean finding a mentor, building a personal board of directors, reaching out for informational interviews, or staying in touch with folks you’ve already crossed paths with.

When you’re ready to get serious about your job search, you need to tap into that network and ask for their help. “Whether you are working to identify the industry, company, or roles you are targeting—and, most certainly, after you’ve made that determination—let your network know so they can expand the reach of your search and help make introductions,” Hollenbeck says. You can also turn to your network for insights and advice to help you navigate the hiring process for a particular type of role, at a specific company, or in a certain field or industry.

Kicking off your career with a solid compensation package can be an uphill battle. But now you know some of the highest-paying entry-level roles out there—and how to find and land those opportunities. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and find the job—and salary—you’re looking for!

Updated 2/11/2021

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  4. Commercial pilot. ...
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#CareerMedian Salary
1Groundskeeper or Landscaping Assistant$31,730
2Taxi Driver or Chauffeur$32,320
3Virtual Customer Service Representative$35,830
4Phlebotomy Technician$36,320
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How can I make 100k without a degree? ›

Here are 14 examples of high-paying jobs with salaries exceeding $100,000 – that don't require a college degree.
  1. Business Owner. Small business is the lifeblood of the American economy. ...
  2. Real Estate Broker. ...
  3. Sales Consultant. ...
  4. Air Traffic Controller. ...
  5. Virtual Assistant. ...
  6. Plumber. ...
  7. Firefighter or Police Officer. ...
  8. Site Manager.
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How can I make 100 000 a year? ›

25 jobs where you can earn more than $100,000 a year
  1. Physician. Median base salary: $180,000. ...
  2. Lawyer. Median base salary: $144,500. ...
  3. R&D manager. Median base salary: $142,120. ...
  4. Software development manager. Median base salary: $132,000. ...
  5. Pharmacy manager. ...
  6. Strategy manager. ...
  7. Software architect. ...
  8. Integrated circuit designer engineer.
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Looking for an entry level tech job? Here are the skills you need to know to get the highest paying entry level tech jobs (ranked by salary).

You Will Learn: If a career in tech is right for you What tech careers fit your strengths What skills you need to reach your goals. Here are 11 of our favorite entry-level tech jobs for people new to the industry, fresh graduates from our Break Into Tech course, or even people with no tech experience whatsoever:. So when you see “must have 3-5 years experience” — or a laundry list of programming languages you should be an expert at for an entry-level software developer job — think less about whether you have those skills or experience right now and more about whether you feel capable of performing the job as a whole.. All digital skills are job skills, so we’ve included roles that are geared toward marketing, editorial, and web development alike (plus some other wild cards).. The tech skills you’ll need for a digital marketing manager position include some familiarity with search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM), experience with conversion tests and experiments, and proficiency with marketing database apps, email, social media, and online advertising.. If you want to become a digital strategist, you’ll need a few tech and digital skills, mostly along the lines of online advertising, creating HTML emails and email marketing, metrics and analytics programs, and social networking.. It’s also handy if you have some basic HTML and CSS skills (for creating email campaigns as well as formatting blog posts and articles), as well as WordPress skills, since there’s a good chance that’s what you’ll be publishing content with (WordPress is by far the most popular content management system (CMS) out there).. If you’re brand new to tech and really after an entry-level web developer job with little to no experience, you’ll probably want to look for job titles like “Junior Web Developer” or “Jr Web Engineer.”. You Will Learn: If a career in tech is right for you What tech careers fit your strengths What skills you need to reach your goals. That said, since you’ll be working on a tech team, a working knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as other web design and graphic design platforms is a great advantage (so you know how to communicate with your tech colleagues!).. Thanks to the rise of content marketing, social media management does, in fact, qualify as a “tech job.” Social media roles are a great starting point for anyone interested in a career in digital marketing in general.. The main distinction (if any) is that while a web editor may actually play a role in editing content, most web content managers (sometimes called CMS managers) are responsible for the process of formatting and optimizing that content for the web.

Here are 7 of the best careers in healthcare that require less than 4 years of college.

Just think about how awesome it would be to pursue health care jobs that pay well and offer solid opportunities, job security, personal fulfillment, and low-stress work environments.. Additionally, these jobs offer a combination of good pay, low stress, and strong job satisfaction.. And you can explore job satisfaction and stress-level considerations for each job and related careers that you may want to investigate.. Depending on your career, you might be responsible for developing software for medical equipment, designing new devices, researching emerging technologies, or improving imaging technology.. With as little as two years of schooling, you could begin a career that offers both earning potential and ample job opportunities.. Related careers: Nursing assistant and patient care technician. You could make a real difference for other people while earning a good living, loving your career choice, and enjoying job security.. The seven medical careers listed above are all excellent jobs that you can achieve with a bachelor's degree or less.. As you can see, high-paying medical careers that offer job satisfaction and low-stress work environments are real.

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“Working in a large organization like a Fortune 500 company offers a different experience compared to working in a nonprofit, startup, small business, or university setting,” Merrill says.. “So a software developer working at a startup will work at a more intense pace than one working in a university setting.. While many of these low-stress, high-paying jobs require advanced education (optometrist, political scientist, and statistician, for example), there are a number of others you can break into with a bachelor’s degree and some hustle (software developer, technical writer, and environmental restoration planner).. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating (as of 2018): 61 Median salary : $110,140 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 22%. While many software developers have a bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, it’s not required; many developers teach themselves to code or leverage alternative programs (like coding bootcamps ) to develop their programming skills.. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 70 Median salary : $110,030 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 24%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 69 Median salary : $74,650 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 12%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 69 Median salary : $97,270 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 11%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 64 Median salary : $108,350 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 13%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 61 Median salary : $108,540 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 9%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 69 Median salary : $73,230 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 9%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 64 Median salary : $93,290 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 33%. O*NET Stress Tolerance Rating: 61 Median salary : $86,200 Projected growth between 2020 and 2030: 25%. While entry-level positions are available for candidates with a bachelor’s degree, many companies look to hire operations research analysts with an advanced degree and/or a good amount of experience.

Where are the big bucks when you don't have a degree? We cover some of the highest earning, soon-to-be in demand jobs. Is your next dream job here?

In this article, we’ll look at why you can get a high paying job without a degree.. According to the most recent numbers, these are the highest paying jobs that don’t require a degree.. There are a range of different IT management roles at this level.. Many successful ICT managers do have university degrees, but it’s not a requirement of the job.. At least five years of experience is required, as well as advanced management skills.. Specialisations include OHS manager, training and development manager, and workplace relations manager.. At least five years’ experience is usually required to get to the management level, but you don’t technically need a degree.. These professionals work with clients to work out their business IT requirements, from hardware to software and services.. Like ICT managers, practical experience and short certifications can be much more important to employers than university degrees.. ), you may be best off starting with a basic certificate or diploma qualification to get you started, while you explore portfolio, work experience, and paid job experience opportunities.. Information security specialists are highly skilled, but because security evolves so quickly, they usually don’t have formal qualifications.. Some may have certifications for certain products, but there is no degree requirement.. ‘Marketing managers’ includes a variety of job titles such as advertising manager, PR manager, market research manager, communications manager, and more.. What’s interesting is that in the step down from management, ‘advertising and marketing professionals’, the number of jobs will rise by 21.7%.

If your worst fear involves fluorescent lights, a cubicle, and a stack of documents to be filled out — don't worry. You don't have to sacrifice a comfortable salary and lifestyle for the pleasure of not being chained to a desk for 40-plus hours a week. CNBC Make It analyzed occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to discover which jobs pay annual salaries of at least $75,000 and take workers outside the confines of a typical office.

CNBC Make It analyzed occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to discover which jobs pay annual salaries of at least $75,000 and take workers outside the confines of a typical office to do everything from perform surgery to collect water samples to solve crimes.. They typically need a bachelor's degree, a degree from a medical school, and several years experience with internship and residency programs.. Even after the program, on-going training is required and 35 states, currently, require an installer or repairer to be licensed.. Most geoscientist roles require at least a bachelor's degree, but many workers in the field now have a master's degree as well.. Nuclear power reactor operators typically only need a high school diploma, though the role does require extensive on-the-job training.. It typically takes two years of full-time study to complete.

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5) Management Consultant – $78,000 to $130,000 / year. 8) Technology Evangelist – $56,000 to $120,000 / year. 9) English Teaching Abroad $2000 -$5000 / month plus flights and accommodation. If yes, then a job as an Au Pair may be just the role for you to live and travel abroad.. 12) Travel Nurse – $5000 to $10,000 / month plus accommodation. Travelling Nurses are usually assigned for projects that range between 13 and 26 weeks in duration, but often live in a foreign country for a few months at a time.. Gig Economists are independent workers who provide their services and skills on a short-term, temporary or contractual basis to individual clients or corporations based anywhere in the world.. The best way to start is by joining a translation service provider .. 20) Travelling Fitness Instructor – $53,000 to $57,000 / year. It's all jobs that let you see the world.. Apart from the standard holiday locations like hotels, resorts, and cruise liners that may want your services, you can also look at schools, universities or sports facility providers and secure a few longer-term freelance opportunities in the cities of your choice.

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