What Do Graduates Earn?

Which graduates earn the most? Check out your subject and compare salaries for professional (graduate) and non-professional jobs.

 

Subject Professional Job Non-Professional Job
Dentistry £30,681  –––
Chemical Engineering £28,992 £16,481
Medicine £28,871  –––
General Engineering £27,280 £17,639
Mechanical Engineering £26,197 £15,774
Economics £26,146 £17,343
Veterinary Medicine £26,045 £18,467
Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering £25,061 £15,882
Materials Technology £24,870 £16,840
Physics & Astronomy £24,504 £14,990
Mathematics £24,437 15980
Electrical and Electronic Engineering £24,390 £14,700
Librarianship & Information Management £24,038 £15,900
Civil Engineering £23,947 £17,486
Geology £23,766 £14,320
Social Work £23,217 £14,580
Computer Science £23,144 £15,649
Russian & East European Languages £22,880 £17,340
Nursing £22,524 £15,417
Building £22,341 £15,167
Business & Management Studies £21,993 £16,107
Medical Technology £21,953 £14,741
Accounting & Finance £21,821 £16,496
Politics £21,655 £15,304
Physiotherapy £21,538 £14,209
Complementary medicine £21,427 £12,703
Aural & Oral sciences £21,358 £14,369
Chemistry £21,187 £14,472
Education £21,176 £14,095
Food Science £21,016 £15,374
Philosophy £20,817 £14,737
Land and Property Management £20,804 £15,209
History £20,779 £14,620
Geography & Environmental Science £20,284 £14,456
German £20,263 £15,288
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design £20,235 £15,633
Anatomy & Physiology £20,133 £14,846
Classics & Ancient History £20,041 £14,475
French £19,904 £16,102
Anthropology £19,832 £15,648
East and South Asian Studies £19,799 £16,317
Marketing £19,777 £15,860
Pharmacology & Pharmacy £19,747 £14,243
Theology & Religious Studies £19,725 £14,731
Biological Sciences £19,569 £14,415
History of Art, Architecture and Design £19,446 £14,962
Iberian Languages £19,388 £15,406
Middle Eastern and African Studies £19,363 £14,320
Law £19,246 £15,386
Psychology £19,050 £14,282
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism £19,042 £15,316
Agriculture and Forestry £18,882 £14,559
Sociology £18,847 £14,712
Social Policy £18,781 £14,428
Italian £18,732 £15,490
Sports Science £18,564 £13,994
American Studies £18,343 £14,016
Linguistics £18,067 £14,316
English £18,065 £14,428
Archaeology £18,030 £14,651
Art & Design £17,934 £13,881
Architecture £17,797 £14,076
Communication and Media Studies £17,669 £14,313
Drama, Dance and Cinematics £17,280 £14,090
Music £16,458 £13,945
Ophthalmics £14,182  
Celtic Studies   £15,119
All Subjects £21,702 £14,985 
  • Mean salaries of full-time, first degree leavers entering employment or self-employment.
  • For other destination figures, including further study and unemployment please see the full table.

Source: HESA 2011-12
Published May 2014

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