Data Scientist Best Paying Entry-Level Job Says Glassdoor
Written by Janet Swift   
Friday, 24 May 2019

Glassdoor has revealed that the highest paid entry level job is that of Data Scientist. Software Engineer is in second place and UX Designer, Java Developer and Software Developer are also in the top 10.

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Glassdoor is a job search site on which current and former employees anonymously review companies and their management. Salary information comes from job postings and from its users.,

Here's the full list of 25 Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs in the United States according to Glassdoor with ones that we find relevant in bold:

Rank Job Title Salary
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 $68,600
11 Process Engineer $68,258
12 Front End Developer $67,500
13 Prouct Engineer $66,750
14 Actuarial Analyst $66,250
15 Mechanical Engineer $65,000
16 Electrical Engineer $66,000
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 $63,981
23 Field Engineer $63,750
24 Project Engineer $63,000
25 Business Analyst $63,000

 

Introducing these findings, which are based on salaries reported by US-based employees aged 25 or younger over the time period 1/01/18 to 12/31/18, as pertaining to "Entry Level" jobs Glassdoor comments: 

Conventional wisdom dictates that you start out at the bottom of the ladder with a lower salary, and, over the years, work your way up into higher positions with higher salaries. And while this is often the case, it doesn’t always have to be. There are particular roles and fields that pay very generously right from the get-go, with salaries only increasing over time.

First jobs they might be, but in the case of Data Scientist employers are looking for applicants with a post graduate degree, either a  Masters or a doctorate.  

Machine Learning Engineer, which was reported as Best Job of 2019 by rival jobs listing site, indeed.com. is a role noticeable by its absence in Glassdoor's list. However, if you enter it as a search term, guess what's returned - Data Scientist and Python Developer Jobs, with the former having higher salaries.

While Front End Developer only comes in twelfth place in the Glassdoor, Full Stack Developer was third Best Job according to indeed.com - but this is a job that requires experience and the salary of over $114 is concomitant with some seniority. 

 

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There's more to a job than good pay - but it certainly helps. And just as with the role of programmer, being a data scientist (or a machine learning engineer, for that matter) means that you can explore in many different domains. You name the field, its bound to want your services.

Even if you are not actively seeking a job, it might be worth signing up to Glassdoor. It's free but to gain access to its services you are invited to report a salary or write a review, which of course is the basis of its crowdsourced wisdom. Among the services the US Glassdoor.com offers is a free personalized salary estimate based on your work history and today's job market which lets you discover if  find out if you're getting paid fairly.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 24 May 2019 )