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The highest-paying entry-level job in the US pays $95,000 per year—here are the other 9

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Graduating seniors today are entering one of the most promising job markets in recent history.

As the economy continues to see consistent job gains, employers are planning to hire 16.6% more new graduates than they have in previous years, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Glassdoor took a look at the entry-level positions that offer the highest pay for recent graduates. Using data from its platform, the job search site examined salary reviews left in 2018 from U.S.-based employees age 25 and younger. Based on the results, the highest-paying entry-level jobs for young professionals are mostly in the tech and finance field, and pay well above the $50,004 average annual salary that most graduates earned in 2018.

Data scientist, which took the top spot, pays a median base salary of $95,000 per year for entry-level workers. This role has taken the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor's best jobs in America list four years in a row, due to plentiful job openings and a strong job satisfaction rate.

Take a look below to see which other roles rounded out Glassdoor's top 10 list for highest-paying entry-level positions:

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10. Software Developer

Median Annual Base Salary: $68,600

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9. Systems Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: $70,000

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8. Java Developer

Median Annual Base Salary: $72,000

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7. Implementation Consultant

Median Annual Base Salary: $72,000

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6. UX Designer

Median Annual Base Salary: $73,000

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5. Product Designer

Median Annual Base Salary: $85,000

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4. Investment Banking Analyst

Median Annual Base Salary: $85,000

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3. Product Manager

Median Annual Base Salary: $89,000

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2. Software Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: $90,000

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1. Data Scientist

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