Looking for a well paying entry-level job? Mysalaryscale has been able to identify the highest-paying entry-level jobs for 2019 from reports by users with 1-2 years of experience in different job fields.
It is only normal for job-seekers and graduates seeking entry-level jobs to be interested in opportunities with the highest earning potential. Even though one’s income might increase with time, it is also “not bad” to begin with high pay.
What is an Entry-level Job?
It is that which requires little experience and responsibility. Entry level jobs are those low/junior level positions in the organization.
Employees in this category undergo training by senior-level employees and have the opportunity of learning on the job. It is not only for graduates/job seekers but also for those who have decided to change their career path.
In trying to make a decision on the entry level job to go for, it is important for one to look at his interests, skills, personality traits, job market to know what is working and what you can make better, and the salaries of different positions.
Below are the Highest Paying Entry-level Jobs in Nigeria
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦229k
Duties: Project Assistant works with a project administrator, following directives in a support role like handling details related to conducting research, drafting reports and keeping project management tracking systems updated.
Skills: Leadership, communication, Adaptability and Stress Management Skills, Time Management and Organizational Skills.
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦184k
Duties: Engineers work in different fields to analyze, develop and evaluate large-scale, complex systems. This can involve improving and maintaining current systems or creating brand new projects. They also design and draft blueprints, visit systems in the field and manage projects.
Skills: Effective technical skills, the ability to work under pressure, problem-solving skills, creativity, interpersonal skills, commercial awareness, teamwork skills.
Other engineering entry level salaries;
Software Engineer – ₦132k
Project Engineer – ₦140k
Systems Engineer – ₦149k
Mechanical Engineer – ₦163k
Network Engineer – ₦162k
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦179k
Duties: A media officer is the organization’s main point of contact for the media. Media officers oversee an organization’s communication with the press, prepare press releases, and organize press conferences and interviews among others.
Skills: Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing, excellent interpersonal skills, good IT skills, presentation skills, initiative, ability to prioritize and plan effectively, awareness of different media agendas, creativity.
Other entry level salaries in the media field:
Communications officer – ₦121k
Digital marketer – ₦93k
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦180k
Duties: The auditor ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation. They also verify assets and liabilities by comparing items to documentation.
Skills: Self-motivation, determination, and confidence, ability to divide your time between work and study, meticulous attention to detail, a strong aptitude for maths, excellent problem-solving skills, keen interest in the financial system, ability to work to deadlines under pressure.
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦171k
Duties: They specialize in different areas of health. Their primary duties range from helping the ill by performing health assessments, running diagnostics tests, create treatment plan, prescribe medication, down to providing health and wellness plans to them.
Skills: Ability to work long hours and under pressure, good practical skills, ability to solve problems, effective decision-making skills, leadership and management skills, communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner, continuous learning throughout a career.
Other entry level salaries in the medical field:
Medical Officer – ₦134k
Pharmacist – ₦91k
Medical Laboratory Scientist – ₦86k
Nurse – ₦82k
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦94k
Duties: A financial accountant has the responsibility of keeping records of financial statements, supervising tax payments, maintaining accounts, performing internal audits and conducting cost and revenues analyses.
Skills: Excellent understanding of accounting principles, good analytical skills and an eye for detail, good organizational skills, commitment and self-motivation, ability to work alone or as part of a team, financial and business acumen.
Other entry level salaries in the accounting field:
Tax consultant – ₦135k
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦137k
Duties: An analyst interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs; gathers, documents, and analyzes business needs and requirements; solves business problems and, designs technical solutions.
Skills: Documentation/organization, technology, research, managerial skills, data review/statistical analysis, financial planning, decision making, and negotiation.
Entry level salaries of other analysts:
Business analysts – ₦109k
Data analyst – ₦107k
Procurement analyst – ₦105k
Financial analyst – ₦135k
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦85k
Duties: Advises clients with regard to financial matters and
provide financial assistance to the client in accordance with their required needs.
Skills: Analytical ability, numeracy skills, verbal and written communication skills, very good interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, discretion, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, manage time and work under pressure.
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦116k
Duties: Designs, coordinates and implement research, and learning framework of projects.
Skills: Research skills, communication skills, data analysis, and contextual knowledge.
Entry-level Average Salary: ₦83k
Duties: Receives training and performs duties in several departments (such as Finance, Client Services, Sales, Operations, Healthcare Data Solutions and IT); learns line and staff functions, operations, management viewpoints, and company policies and practices that affect each phase of the business.
Skills: Innovative thinking, management skills, interpersonal skills, decision-making skills.
Entry level Administrative Officer also earn ₦86k
Human Resources Executive – ₦97k
Health, Safety and Environment officer – ₦91k
These are the highest paying entry-level jobs available for fresh graduates and job seekers and the salaries depend on the size of the company, skill, and expertise. Also, these jobs not only pay well but also have opportunities for learning and advancement.
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