20 Most Popular Entry Level Jobs for College Graduates Last Year

  By aggregating data from Forbes Magazine college jobs survey and salary information from Glassdoor, we can see the following are the 20 most popular jobs for recent college graduates. 


Sales Associate


  • Top Majors: Business, English, Political Science
     
  • Median Base Pay: $38,000
     

Research Assistant


  • Top Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
     
  • Median Base Pay: $28,855
     

Teaching Assistant


  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
     
  • Median Base Pay: $20,000
     

Intern


  • Top Majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics
     
  • Median Base Pay: $30,000
     

Administrative Assistant


  • Top Majors: Business, Psychology, Communications
     
  • Base Pay: $40,000
     

Account Manager


  • Top Majors: Business, Marketing, Communications
     
  • Median Base Pay: $50,000
     

Social Media Manager


  • Top Majors: Communications, English, Public Relations
     
  • Median Base Pay: $44,000
     

Software Engineer


  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
     
  • Median Base Pay: $90,000
     

Case Manager


  • Top Majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice
     
  • Median Base Pay: $37,000
     

Data Analyst


  • Top Majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics
     
  • Median Base Pay: $60,000
     

Engineer


  • Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
     
  • Median Base Pay: $70,500
     

Marketing Coordinator


  • Top Majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
     
  • Median Base Pay: $43,000
     

Web Developer


  • Top Majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy
     
  • Median Base Pay: $60,960
     

Financial Analyst


  • Top Majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting
     
  • Median Base Pay: $64,453
     

Operations Manager


  • Top Majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management
     
  • Median Base Pay: $59,000
     

Lab Technician


  • Top Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
     
  • Median Base Pay: $39,000
     

Pharmacy Technician


  • Top Majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences
     
  • Median Base Pay: $32,000
     

Substitute Teacher


  • Top Majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
     
  • Median Base Pay: $25,000
     

Customer Service Representative


  • Top Majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, History
     
  • Median Base Pay: $35,000
     

Tutor


  • Top Majors: English, Spanish, Physics
     
  • Median Base Pay: $36,000