145 views

Study: The 10 Highest-Paying Entry-Level Tech Jobs

From AI to cloud computing to the Internet of Things, the technology sector is hot and its need for fresh talent is only getting hotter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology jobs are expected to grow at an above-average 12% from 2014 to 2024. Developers and computer systems analysts, in particular, are among the 20 occupations projected to create the most new jobs overall.

As more people look to build their careers in tech, Comparably took an in-depth look at which positions pay the most at the start. The results come from the anonymous insights of nearly 4,000 employees at small, mid-size, and large public and private tech companies in three of America’s major tech hubs: New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The full methodology is below.

Here are the results:

1. Architect

New York $101,692
Los Angeles $96,274
San Francisco $146,687

 

2. Data Scientist

New York $117,555
Los Angeles $114,326
San Francisco $134,087

 

3. Developer/Mobile Developer

New York $89,635
Los Angeles $81,393
San Francisco $110,270

 

4. Sales Engineer

New York $119,571
Los Angeles $96,139
San Francisco $114,508

 

5. Product Manager

New York $177,110
Los Angeles $90,445
San Francisco $108,231

 

6. UI/UX Designer

New York $84,948
Los Angeles $82,891
San Francisco $108,595

 

7. Automation Engineer

New York $79,257
Los Angeles $82,166
San Francisco $108,135

 

8. Business Development Manager

New York $95,281
Los Angeles $77,469
San Francisco $104,437

 

9. QA Analyst

New York $70,513
Los Angeles $65,286
San Francisco $90,370

 

10. Project Manager

New York $79,310
Los Angeles $77,553
San Francisco $86,769

Methodology

  • The results were compiled from 3,993 Comparably users who have (1) have an experience level of “entry level” or “1 to 3 years” and (2) are employed in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.
  • The salaries displayed are the averages for each city.
  • Employees hail from small, mid-size, and large tech companies (VC-funded, privately-held, and public) to household brands like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, etc.

 

Comparably

Comparably monitors the job market for the best Careers, Compensation, & Companies to make work more Rewarding & Transparent.

0 Comments

Join the Conversation →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *