Years of study and debt have all led to this: it’s time to embark upon your career. It’s both an exciting and terrifying prospect, and you have some big decisions to make. So, you’ve got the important business of figuring out the direction you’re headed in out of the way – great! What’s next? It’s time to talk money. Obviously, different roles and businesses offer varying pay rates. However, it’s always useful to have a rough idea of what you should accept as a graduate salary.
Of course, salary isn’t the be all and end all; an increasing number of employers are offering exciting perks and benefits packages to their workforce. Additionally, to get your foot in the door of your dream company or to work your way up the corporate ladder, you may need to make sacrifices. If the perfect role for you means a slightly lower salary than you expected, then so be it! Finding the right job offer is all about balance.
That being said, there are plenty of employers out there who want to take graduates for a ride. They know that grads are keen to secure a role and may not necessarily know just how much they are worth. Not many businesses are like this, but to make sure that no one can offer you a penny less than you deserve, it’s essential to know what you should expect from a graduate salary.
There’s no golden rule when it comes to salaries for grad jobs; starting salaries can vary depending on the field you’re moving into. If you’re starting out in a career in an industry related to your degree subject, what you studied can affect what you earn. To help you get an idea of what you should be earning, our career advice partners, CareerExperts, have put together an infographic.
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Can’t spot your subject? Take a look at the full graduate salary list here.