It has been revealed that graduate engineering roles are among the highest earning jobs in the UK according to Glassdoor’s 2016 report.
According to the report, graduate software engineers earn approximately £28,370 per annum, mechanical engineers earn £26,949, graduate engineers earn £26,500, civil engineers are at £25,000 and structural engineers earn circa £24,993.
The top graduate salary in the report was a graduate analyst, whose salary is roughly £34,366 a year.
Jon Ingham, Glassdoor careers and workplace adviser, said: “Getting on the first rung of the career ladder is a time of both great excitement and trepidation for graduates. However, finding the right job is not easy. With millions of final year students graduating this summer, we’ve now identified where some of the UK’s best young talent can earn the most in what is an extremely competitive entry-level market.
“While it’s not just about the money, knowledge really is power when you are job hunting. Graduate job seekers should endeavour to think wider than just the monthly pay cheque. For example, what is the culture like, does the employer offer competitive perks and benefits, is it a sociable environment, do they offer training and mentoring? The more you know, the better the decision you can make.”
As for the highest paying companies in the UK, Glassdoor’s report revealed that tech companies such as SAP, EMC, Facebook and Google provided the highest salaries.
These salaries are revealed from employees anonymously (and voluntarily) sharing their salaries on the website on a regular basis. The top median total compensation was approximately £90,000 per annum from SAP and £86,500 from EMC.