Average Graduate Starting Salaries by Subject Degree

Author: Category: Category: Applying for Jobs Date: 16th December, 2013

The following table shows information on the average graduate starting salary based on your university degree.

About these Figures:

The stats are based on the average starting salary for all leavers 6 months after leaving university.  Unlike other stats such as those used by HighFlighers.co.uk, these stats are not weighted towards graduate schemes by the top UK recruiters.

It’s also important to note that these figures only show the average starting salary.  The amount upon which you salary increases and your life-time earnings varies depending on your chosen career.  For example, while the starting salary for those studying Medicine is around £29,000, this can quickly rise to £40,000+ after a few years of experience and training.

The same is true for graduates who enter the accounting and finance industry,  i.e. once you achieve your ACCA qualifications and gain promotion from associate to senior associate or consultant, your salary can increase by another 25-33%.

More Information:

Average Starting Graduate Salaries by Degree Subject

Degree Subject
Average Graduate Starting Salary
Accounting and Finance£21,551
Anthropology£20,223
Archaelogy£17,675
Architecture£17,873
Art and Design£17,300
Biology£19,204
Business Studies£21,007
Chemical Engineering£27,151
Chemistry£19,948
Civil Engineering£23,720
Classics and Ancient History£20,869
Computer and Science£21,712
Dentistry£30,143
Drama£17,446
Economics£25,673
Engineering£24,937
English £18,338
French£20,034
Geography£19,844
Geology£21,182
German£20,675
History£19,909
Hospitality£17,664
Italian £18,745
Law£18,911
Linguistics£18,074
Maths£23,160
Mechanical Engineering£24,337
Media Studies£17,358
Medicine£29,146
Music Studies£16,925
Nursing£21,910
Pharmacology£20,059
Philosophy£20,097
Physics£22,964
Politics£20,831
Psychology£18,173
Religious Studies£21,794
Social Work£24,630
Sociology£20,774
Vetinary£25,807

These stats have been provided to us by our partner GRB.uk.com – The Graduate Recruitment Bureau.

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