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Tech jobs top the list of highest-paying entry level jobs for 2019

The list suggests college graduates may want to consider a career in this field

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Job site Glassdoor recently compiled a list of the highest-paying entry level jobs and internships for 2019, and a majority of the positions on the list are either in technology or a technology-related field.

With an average starting salary of $95,000, data scientist topped the list, followed by software engineer at $90,000. In the internship category, Amazon and Facebook pay the most at $7,725 and $8,000 per month, respectively.

The list “can serve as a menu of aspirational jobs to potentially work toward, especially as the majority of these entry-level jobs are in the STEM field and require strong technical skills,” said Amanda Stansell, the senior research analyst for Glassdoor.

Highest-paying entry level jobs

Glassdoor said it’s a particularly good time for college students and recent graduates to kick off their careers because of the strong job market.

“With historically low unemployment rates and growing job counts, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to where they want to work and employers are willing to pay top dollar for roles and skills that are in high demand but short supply,” the study said.

These are the top 25 highest-paying jobs, according to Glassdoor:

  1. Data scientist: $95,000

  2. Software engineer: &90,000

  3. Product manager: $89,000

  4. Investment banking analyst: $85,000

  5. Product Designer: $85,000

  6. UX designer: $73,000

  7. Implementation consultant:$72,000

  8. Java developer: $72,000

  9. Systems engineer: $70,000

  10. Software developer: $68,000

  11. Process engineer: $68,258

  12. Front end developer: $67,500

  13. Product engineer: $66,750

  14. Actuarial analyst: $66,250

  15. Electrical engineer: $66,000

  16. Mechanical engineer: $65,000

  17. Design engineer: $65,000

  18. Applications developer: $65,000

  19. Test engineer: $65,000

  20. Programmer analyst: $65,000

  21. Quality engineer: $64,750

  22. Physical therapist: $63,918

  23. Field engineer: $63,750

  24. Project engineer: $63,000

  25. Business analyst: $63,000

The highest-paying internships can be viewed here.

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