These Jobs Have the Highest Entry-Level Salaries

    It’s graduation season, and although hiring is cooling, it’s still possible to find entry-level roles with six-figure median salaries for those right out of college or graduate school.

    Fox Business looked at which jobs had the highest entry-level pay based on a Glassdoor analysis of salaries submitted between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. Each job had at least 75 salaries provided by Glassdoor users.

    The result is a list of the top 15 highest-paying jobs based on median salary.

    Seven engineering positions made the list. The other eight roles were in consulting, medicine, or law.

    The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that employers added fewer jobs than expected, and than the average, in April. Bloomberg noted that the 175,000 overall job gain was the smallest recorded by the BLS in six months.

    Related: ‘The Employment Situation’ Report for April Shows Employers Are Taking Hiring Down a Notch

    Here are the top 15 jobs with the highest median salaries.

    1. Primary Care Physician

    Median pay: $130,000

    2. Pharmacist

    Median pay: $120,000

    3. Software Architect

    Median pay: $120,000

    4. Product Manager

    Median pay: $110,000

    5. Software Engineer

    Median pay: $100,000

    6. Data Engineer

    Median pay: $93,472

    7. Attorney

    Median pay: $90,000

    8. Hardware Engineer

    Median pay: $85,000

    9. Information Security Specialist

    Median pay: $83,000

    10. Chemical Engineer

    Median pay: $82,000

    11. Management Consultant

    Median pay: $82,000

    12. Actuarial Consultant

    Median pay: $81,150

    13. Electrical Engineer

    Median pay: $80,500

    14. Design Engineer

    Median pay: $78,000

    15. Mechanical Engineer

    Median pay: $75,500


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