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Ten High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs
Taking an entry-level job doesn’t mean you have to get by on a small paycheck. Here are ten entry-level positions in a variety of industries that pay above the norm.


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Payscale offers a list of entry-level positions in a variety of industries that not only help you get your foot in the door, but pay well.

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Investment Bank Analyst:

As an investment bank analyst you will analyze numbers and portfolios so you can provide financial services and advice to wealthy clients.

Median Annual Salary: $73,000

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Assistant Actuarial Analyst:

In this position you would assist actuarial analysts who assess the risk of loss from policyholders to an insurance company to evaluate individuals’ policies and determine premiums.

Median Annual Salary: $54,000

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Junior Tax Associate:

In this position you would assist the tax associate in reviewing a company’s financial reporting systems to ensure it is following all federal accounting regulations.

Median Annual Salary: $53,000

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Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative:

The starting salary for entry-level pharmaceuticals sales reps is very good, but the earnings potential increases quickly as you build up more experience and consider furthering your education.

Median Annual Salary: $51,000

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Auditor:

As an auditor you will ensure a company’s financial statements are accurate and that its taxes are paid correctly and on time.

Median Annual Salary: $49,000

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Wind Turbine Technician:

As a wind turbine technician you will inspect and repair wind turbines. Getting in on the ground floor of developing techniques and technology in wind could help start you off in a long career in alternative energy.

Median Annual Salary: $47,000

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Health Care Research Analyst:

The health-care industry is rapidly expanding and so is the vast amount of data, creating the need for more people who can analyze it and verify its accuracy.

Median Annual Salary: $47,000

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Analyst:

SEO analysts analyze users’ online habits to help make marketing and website design recommendations. These skills can help websites move up in search-engine results, something every company will pay big bucks for.

Median Annual Salary: $44,000

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Forensic DNA Analyst:

While popular TV shows make this job look glamorous, it actually brings long hours in the lab studying DNA and other findings and preparing reports on your findings. But you will have a nice paycheck along with the gratification of helping to solve crimes.

Median Annual Salary: $41,000

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Law Research Associate:

As a law research associate you will dig through the legal documents, whether hardcopies or digital versions, to assist the lawyers and judges in preparing for trial.

Median Annual Salary: $40,000

Ten High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

Taking an entry-level job doesn’t mean you have to get by on a small paycheck. Here are ten entry-level positions in a variety of industries that pay above the norm.


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