Have you ever felt discouraged because you don’t know how to code but want to earn a high-paying salary in the tech industry? An opportunity may seem out of reach, but it’s not.
There are plenty of non-coding tech jobs that require zero programming language knowledge and offer a substantial paycheck, solid career path, and strong work-life balance. Here’s a look at six of those high-paying jobs.
Average Annual Salary (Before Commissions): $127,490
As a non-coding position, a sales job offers a huge opportunity to earn a large paycheck. The average annual salary for a sales manager is around $127,490, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That figure doesn’t include commissions and bonuses, which can vary widely from company to company but can boost an annual salary much higher.
Adobe states that its average annual sales executive salary is around $162,500, while a Salesforce account executive earns roughly $173,500. This job is a good fit for a non-tech type who loves the hustle, grind, and thrill of closing deals.
Average Annual Salary: $133,380
One of the most in-demand tech titles right now, product marketing roles are a blend of business acumen and marketing skills as well as technical knowledge — but no coding is required.
Product marketers lead positioning and messaging for SaaS platforms and tech products, navigating the competitive landscape, supporting sales enablement, and bringing different departments together to launch a new feature or product into marketing campaigns.
A key role for many tech companies, a product or marketing marketer’s average annual salary is around $133,380, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but earnings generally vary by location. California offers the highest product marketing salary at $152,307 compared to an Ohio product marketer’s salary of $95,208. Product marketers are also among the most satisfied workers in tech with flexible hours, the opportunity for remote work, and creative thinking.
Average Annual Salary: $77,200
One of the most well-paid positions at a big tech company, a user interface (UI) or user experience (UX) designer, is an in-demand position that’s perfect for creative people. A UI designer focuses on the design and aesthetics of a tech product (typically the more visual side), while a UX designer focuses on the functionality and usability of a product, making sure it’s easy, simple, and logical.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, digital designers typically earn around $77,200 annually, but that amount typically varies by company, location, and experience, among other factors.
A designer who is experienced in developing programs has been engaged in special projects, has earned certifications, and stays up-to-date on new applications can earn a six-figure salary. A senior UI or UX designer can earn an average annual salary of $141,055, according to Glassdoor, with the opportunity for bonuses and extra compensation.
Average Annual Salary: $78,060
Do you have the ability to turn heavy tech jargon into easy-to-read, understandable text? If so, you might flourish in technical writing. The median annual pay for a technical writer is $78,060, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technical writing salaries, though, typically range between $40,000 and $156,000, according to Glassdoor.
This career track is expected to grow by around 12% through 2030, which means many tech companies will be looking for technical writers in the years ahead. Getting promoted to a senior technical writer role can generate as much as $111,028 per year — a nice pay increase from more entry-level roles.
For the creative individual who loves writing but never wants to learn to code, technical writing offers the chance to turn dense information into plain language anyone can understand.
Average Annual Salary: $100,510
Not to be confused with a Product Marketing Manager, Product Managers (PMs) are responsible for “creating and owning product strategies, rallying internal teams, managing people, and leading product discussions,” says Product Marketing HQ. With an average base salary of $100,510, according to Payscale, this is an ideal role for the organized, methodical, and technically-inclined mind that simply doesn’t want to learn to code.
A career with a promising trajectory, it’s estimated to produce 21,800 job opportunities between 2018 and 2028.
Average Annual Salary: $103,131
Another high-paying, non-coding tech job in the marketing realm, a Content Marketing Manager is responsible for the strategy, implementation, and execution of the company’s content strategy. With an average salary of $103,131, a Content Marketing Manager role is perfect for the person who loves social media, SEO, writing, growth strategies, and being creative. Typically, this role also leads a team with job titles like Marketing Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, or Blog Coordinator and might work heavily with outside contractors.
You don’t need to be an engineer or a programmer with coding experience to make a high-paying salary in the tech industry. The best high-paying jobs are frequently outside the actual tech space and include fields like product marketing, sales, technical writing, and graphic design.
Advantis Global supports all types of tech roles and champions diversity and inclusion for different genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, and more. Submit your resume or apply to our open non-coding tech positions here.