We all want a good high-paying job, but which industries offer the highest salaries to grads? Here are the 6 sectors with the highest graduate salaries this year. Some may seem a bit dry but you have got to work hard for the biggest payoffs.
6. Armed Forces
The Armed Forces includes the British Army, Naval Service and Royal Air Force. The median starting salary for a graduate is £30,300. Grads can get work in the office, or if they're brave in more active roles.
Consulting is a broad industry which requires constant flexibility. As an external body it’s a consultant’s job to come in and advise on their area of expertise. The median starting salary is a cool £31,500. If you are willing to embrace change and work long hours, this might be the good for you.
4. Oil and Energy
Oil and Energy are big business, as we always need power. A lot of work in this area is office based but there are also more hands on roles if you prefer travelling more. The median starting salary is £32,500, so this is definitely an area to look into.
3. Banking and Finance
If you’re good with numbers this is definitely one of the areas you should be looking into. Now the UK is out of recession the economy is growing and banking is becoming a secure sector to work in once more. With a median starting salary of £36,500 it’s definitely time to get excited about numbers.
Law is a large area and there are lots of different areas to specialize in, from environmental to commercial. The median starting salary is a whooping £40,000. Expect to spend the majority of your time pouring over old case files, as law is a demanding career.
1. Investment Banking
This is the sector with the highest median starting salary and it’s an incredible £45,000! You’d really have to earn it though as investment banking is a full on job. Working as the middle man between clients and dealing with huge trades with tons of cash changing hands. If you’d like a challenge and are good at maths, this could be the right area for you to look into!