The 16 highest-paying jobs for new grads


As LinkedIn puts it, “not all jobs are created equal” — and neither are their paychecks.

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But if you’re on the hunt for the highest-paying employment opportunities, LinkedIn researchers put together a list of the top 15 jobs based on highest salaries for entry-level positions.

Company analysts studied thousands of profiles of members who graduated between 2015 and 2017 to compile a list of job titles that pay $70,000 or more.

To determine average job salaries, analysts used LinkedIn’s Salary tool, which helps identify different factors that influence your pay. 

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The highest-paying job title, according to LinkedIn, is an investment bank analyst, which yields a median total comp of $105,000.

Job titles such as physical therapists, software engineers and pilots have the highest number of open entry-level roles.

Here are the top 15 best-paying jobs for new grads and their median total compensation for the first year, according to LinkedIn:

The list is part of LinkedIn’s Job Search Guide for New Grads.

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