- Millennials consider salary the most important factor when making career decisions, according to a new survey from U.S. News & World Report.
- For its 2017 highest-paying jobs for millennials ranking, U.S. News looked at salary, future job prospects, upward mobility, and unemployment rates.
- Only jobs that require a bachelor's degree or less were included in the list.
To many people, money isn't everything.
But that's not how millennials see it -- at least when it comes to their career.
According to U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of the highest-paying jobs for millennials, more than 1,000 surveyed Americans aged 20 to 34 said salary is the most important factor in making career decisions, followed by work-life balance, and stress level.
U.S. News used this information -- as well as future job prospects, unemployment rates, and upward mobility -- to identify the best jobs for millennial workers right now. Only jobs requiring a bachelor's degree or less were included in the ranking.
Since millennials value salary above all else, U.S. News broke out the list to rank the best jobs with the highest pay. They included both average and median salaries in their ranking. Average salaries typically skew higher, due to higher incomes earned by top employees or those at better-paying companies, whereas the median salary is representative of what the majority of people in that position make.
Below, check out the nine highest-paying jobs for millennials right now. All job descriptions come from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs.
8. Operations research analyst
Operations research analysts apply mathematical modeling and other methods to develop and interpret information to assist management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions.
Unemployment rate: 2.6%
Median salary: $78,630
Average salary: $84,180
7. Radiation therapist
4. Computer systems analyst
Computer systems analysts work on science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems.
Unemployment rate: 2.4%
Median salary: $85,800
Average salary: $90,180
3. Software developer
Software developersresearch, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software.
Unemployment rate: 2%
Median salary: $98,260
Average salary: $102,160
1. Financial adviser
Financial advisers help clients devise financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate.
Unemployment rate: 2%
Median salary: $89,160
Average salary: $118,050
This post originally appeared on Business Insider.