As of 2015, some positions that typically start with a higher salary include a high school teacher, nurse and web designer. Each job requires some level of college education and has a competitive starting salary compared to many other positions.
One job with a surprisingly high starting salary is high school teacher. Despite the reputation teachers have for typically being underpaid, Careercast lists the expected starting salary for high school teachers to be approximately $43,000. Exact salaries depend on the subject taught and the location.
Nursing is a viable career choice because it is a high-demand position now and for the foreseeable future. Careercast lists the expected starting salary for nurses to be $47,000, though the amount may be lower or higher depending on whether the individual completed a two-year or four-year program and what area he chose to specialize in.
For those who are adept with technology, a web designer is a well-paying position that is becoming more in demand as companies realize the need for well-designed websites. Careercast projects a web designer's starting salary at $58,000, though this can vary greatly depending on what kind of specialty the web designer has as well as the quality of his education and portfolio.