EngineeringUK

Four of Top Ten Graduate Salaries Are in Engineering Subjects

Figures recently released by HESA and republished in last week’s Times reveal that four out of the top graduate salaries are in engineering subjects. Second only to Dentistry and Medicine, Chemical Engineering graduates come in third with an average starting salary of £28,415. This is closely followed by Economics, with General Engineering coming in fifth with an average graduate starting salary of £25,455.

Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering also offer excellent salaries, coming in ninth and tenth on the list of most highly paid jobs at £24,473 and £24,446 respectively.

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, said: “We’ve always known that careers in engineering were creative and inspiring. These latest results from HESA also reveal they are financially rewarding. The next step is to ensure that young people and their influencers are informed and aware of all these benefits.” Paul Jackson, Chief Executive, EngineeringUK

Notes to Editors

Top 10 graduate salaries by subject

1 Dentistry                                                           £29,805
2 Medicine                                                           £28,913
3 Chemical engineering                                  £28,415
4 Economics                                         £25,726                
5 General engineering                                     £25,455
6 Veterinary medicine                                                £25,206
7 East and South Asian studies                     £24,769
8 Building                                                              £24,755
9 Civil engineering                                            £24,473
10 Mechanical engineering                            £24,446

Source: HESA 2007-08 as published in The Times on Thursday May 27th 2010. .


EngineeringUK

EngineeringUK, formerly the ETB, is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society. EngineeringUK partners business and industry, government and the wider science and engineering community: producing evidence on the state of engineering, sharing knowledge within engineering and inspiring young people to choose a career in engineering, matching employers’ demand for skills. For more information about EngineeringUK please visit www.EngineeringUK.com.

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