High Entry-Level Salaries

Last month, I wrote a post about 50 jobs that pay $50,000 or more and a lot of you commented that you wanted to see jobs that pay that amount at the entry level.

I did some detective work and found 20 jobs whose entry-level salaries range from $41,000 to $77,000 a year. Compare these to the national mean of $41,231 for all workers and that's a nice chunk of change for starting out in a new career.

One thing to keep in mind: While there are jobs that pay well at the entry-level, that pay is usually related to education. If you want a high starting salary, you'll have to do your homework ... literally. Certifications, post-secondary education and baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degrees are usually needed for these jobs.

Here are 20 jobs with high entry-level salaries, according to SalaryExpert.com, which powers CBSalary.com:


1. ERI Specialist

Industry: Health care

Annual salary: $41,680


2. Scientific Artist

Industry: Health care

Annual salary: $43,053


3. Veterans Service Officer

Industry: Health care

Annual salary: $44,319


4. Developmental Psychologist

Industry: Health care

Annual salary: $45,241


5. Medical Social Researcher

Industry: Health care

Annual salary: $47,594


6. Product Marketing Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Annual salary: $53,156


7. Compensation Analyst

Industry: Health care

Annual salary: $54,568


8. Industrial Health Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Annual salary: $54,716


9. Sales Engineering Agent

Industry: Sales

Annual salary: $55,693


10. Marine Engineering Machinist

Industry: Engineering

Annual salary: $58,177


11. Athlete Agent

Industry: Sales

Annual salary: $59,879


12. e-Commerce Business Analyst

Industry: IT

Annual salary: $60,022


13. Hydraulic Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Annual salary: $60,729


14. Systems Administrator

Industry: IT

Annual salary: $63,209


15. Industrial Engineer

Industry: Engineering

Annual salary: $65,600


16. Computer Information Scientist

Industry: IT

Annual salary: $65,624


17. Web Developer

Industry: IT

Annual salary: $66,861


18. MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

Industry: Engineering

Annual salary: $71,935


19. Systems Analyst Lead

Industry: IT

Annual salary: $74,518


20. Software Developer

Industry: IT

Annual salary: $77,511



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