Average five-year earnings by degree subject revealed
15 August 2018
The average earnings by degree subject five-years after graduation have been revealed, with Medicine graduates top of the list.
On average, medicine graduates who continued to work in the UK earned £47,000 per year five years after graduation, over £10,000 more than Economics graduates. The league table, which was compiled by the Department for Education Graduate Outcomes, shows that some of the toughest courses to gain entry on to and succeed in also have the highest monetary award if you can see through your undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
Top 10 Subjects for Average Salary
- Medicine: £47,000
- Economics: £36,600
- Veterinary Science: £35,900
- Mathematical Science: £31,900
- Engineering and Technology: ££31,800
- Architecture/building/planning: £29,300
- Nursing: £28,400
- Computer Science: £27,100
- Physical Sciences: £26,600
- Subjects allied to Medicine: £26,600
Source: Department for Education Graduate Outcomes