The most popular jobs for graduates – some with salaries near $100K

LinkedIn released new research showing what jobs the Class of 2016-2017 scored, with the top one being a Software Engineer, boasting a hefty salary of $92,300. Here are some of the data points that stood out.

While new grads can learn a lot from commencement addresses like journalist Ronan Farrow’s, it turns out that they have a knack for going on to work in certain positions.

LinkedIn released new research showing what jobs the Class of 2016-2017 scored, with the top one being a Software Engineer, boasting a hefty salary of $92,300. Here are some of the data points that stood out.

New grads’ jobs and salaries

LinkedIn’s research revealed “the top 10 most-applied-for job titles” for people who graduated between 2016 and 2017.

  1. Software Engineer: $92,300
  2. Investment Banking Analyst: $85,000
  3. Marketing Coordinator: $45,000
  4. Graphic Designer: $45,000
  5. Assistant Media Planner: $58,000
  6. Account Executive: $60,000
  7. Business Analyst: $70,000
  8. Recruiter: $48,000
  9. Account Coordinator: $40,000
  10. Administrative Assistant: $38,000

The most popular skills that new grads have

These are the 10 most popular skills that employed 2017 graduates had.

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Customer Service
  3. Leadership
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Social Media
  6. Teamwork
  7. Time Management
  8. Research
  9. Management
  10. Event Planning

Jane Burnett|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at jburnett@theladders.com.