Sales associate most popular job for college graduates: study
May 19,2017 By:Xinhua
CHICAGO, May 19, 2017 -- Job website Glassdoor Thursday released a report about recent college graduates employment, indicating that sales associate positions are the most common jobs for recent U.S. college graduates.
The jobs, which range from real estate sales to retail, have a median base salary of 38,000 U.S. dollars a year, the study found.
Glassdoor said the positions were most popular with business, English and political science majors.
The highest-paying job on Glassdoor's list was software engineer, at a median base salary of 90,000 U.S. dollars, followed by engineer, at 70,500 dollars, and financial analyst at 64,453 dollars.
The lowest-paying job was teaching assistant with only 20,000 dollars.
Glassdoor said their report identifies the jobs new graduates most commonly work within the first five years of their graduation.