Special Report

Worst Paying Jobs for College Graduates


To identify the lowest paying jobs that typically require a college degree, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 2018 median annual wage for detailed occupations that require an entry level education of a bachelor’s degree or higher, with data from the 2016-2026 Employment Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Data on educational attainment by detailed occupation came from the Employment Projections program’s detailed data tables. We excluded all non-specific occupation classifications used by the BLS from consideration, specifically those jobs labeled as “all other,” a catch-all designation.