Graduate Salary

The average salary for a Graduate in the UK is:


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Sometimes used as a generic title though strictly this is someone who has just finished university and not necessarily got a job yet; as a first jobber for a graduate you could typically expect around the salary our respondents who described themselves as graduate averaged above

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Graduate Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £22,500.

The average salary in 2009 was £24,956, based on 110 respondents (a difference of 11% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £25,353, based on 83 respondents (a difference of 2% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £25,196, based on 52 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £26,159, based on 35 respondents (a difference of 4% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Graduate based on all salary survey responses is: £24,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Graduate is £12.62.

Assorted Graduate Salary Information

£25,000South East2-December-15
£20,000North West14-June-15
£26,000South East25-November-14
£22,000South West28-August-14
£25,000South West4-March-14
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Graduate salary data

Graduate Salary By UK Region

£23,700South East
£22,955North West
£22,964South West
£23,482Northern Ireland
£23,833Yorkshire and North East

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Graduate, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £18,936 for a worker in their 20s, £24,743 (30s), £29,287 (40s) and £29,287 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Graduate is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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