Salary: 30 jobs that allow you to earn more than 40,000 euros per year from the beginning of your career

Are you looking for your first job or want to change careers? If young graduates and retraining workers are increasingly looking for meaning at work (this is the case for 23% of people aged 18 to 29, according to study Apeca and Terra Nove), the salary offered by the target occupation remains, inflation requires, the number one criterion when looking for a job (for 55% of young workers). And that exactly, in its fee study in 2024conducted on the basis of a survey of 2,000 candidates and employers in France and presented this Wednesday, February 14, the recruitment company Hays analyzes the salaries offered in about twenty sectors of activity, depending on the level of experience.

To help you target the professions that offer the best compensation at the start of your career, Capital has selected 30 professions that allow you to receive a fixed annual salary of more than €40,000 gross (revenue over 12 months, excluding variables and benefits in kind) on average 2024, i.e. more than 3,000 euros gross per month, with work experience of 0 to 3 years. Please note that Hays only represents the salary ranges applicable in Ile-de-France.

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More precisely, we have retained occupations whose salary range starts from 40,000 euros gross per year on average in 2024. In addition to excluding the positions of managers and directors, which are logically inaccessible to beginners, we also eliminated all occupations which, according to the official website, generally require one or more years of experience in the field and which therefore cannot be completed immediately after training. Back-end developer, HR researcher, actuary… discover the 30 best-paying professions for entry-level professionals, according to Hays.

Significant fact: technological professions are strongly represented in this selection. It must be said that “many companies are still lagging behind in digitization”, comments Hays. The recruitment firm is therefore seeing a “sharp rise in demand for cloud, cyber security and data occupations”. A trend leading to “5 to 7% wage increases (over one year, editor's note) with some peaks seen at +10% in stressed professions”.

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