What are the highest paying IT jobs in the US?

Pay for IT jobs can vary wildly in every country.

Whether you’re a newly graduated IT student, or a seasoned PC vet, you’re probably wondering what your earning potential really is.

To find out, let’s look at this infographic, originally posted by Janbask Training that goes into detail about what you can earn depending on your job title.

All of these numbers are based on “entry level jobs” – but what is an entry level job? Entry level, literally means the level which you enter at on day one of the job. Entry level pay, is simply the annual salary you’re paid as agreed on the first day of the job.

The infographic shows that the highest paying entry level job by far is “Data Scientist”. This is likely because data scientists have the tough job of analyzing masses of data, and using it to form crucial decisions.

Next is the product manager, the person who manages and controls the quality of the end product. It’s this person’s responsibility to ensure that the finished product meets client expectations.

Then surprisingly, we have Salesforce Developers. If you don’t know, Salesforce is on of the largest CRMs (Customer Relationship Management) tools out there. Thousands of businesses rely on Salesforce to manage their sales process and customer relationships. The problem is, every business has different needs, and so Salesforce is an extremely malleable platform that can be tailored to suit a wide variety of needs. With this in mind, it makes sense that Salesforce developers would be high up the pay list, since their work secures the most important aspect of business – sales!

Next up is Mobile Developers – a job title that’s relatively new (well, everything in tech is relatively new when put in perspective). Mobile development is still a relatively untapped market, with a lot of demand for applications, and not enough developers to fill the gap. This pay grade is a simple case of supply and demand.

Engineers earn a fairly consistent amount, regardless of their specialty. Engineering is a less “current” but still extremely in demand job role. Technology may come and go, but we’ll (probably) always need engineers to facilitate it.

Designers come in behind the “coders” – which isn’t surprising, until you realize that designers are essentially artists. But since their art is treated as a commodity, is replicable, and isn’t tangible like a canvas painting, maybe it’s not so surprising that they aren’t worth as much to businesses as talented developers.

Lastly we have what I’d call the “anyone can do these” jobs. Most people would be capable of learning and executing roles in Sales, Marketing and QA in my opinion.

That’s everything in the infographic! Hopefully you find this useful, we definitely found it interesting.

Highest Paying entry level IT jobs in the USA

We found this infographic on InfographicWebsite.com