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Graduate Salaries

The average graduate salaries for different sectors

How much you decide to pay your new graduate hire will depend on the role in question and their level of experience. For graduate salaries, as you can see from the table below, the range is pretty small so you can't go far wrong. To help you out with the finer details though, we've gathered our data on salaries from the roles we've put through TalentPool to give you an idea of the average salaries paid by SME employers in our main sectors:

Sector No experience 1 year 2 years 3-5 years
Content & Social Media £18,000 £19,000 £21,000 £25,000
Marketing £18,000 £21,000 £26,000 £30,000
Consulting £25,000 £28,000 £35,000 £40,000
Banking & Finance £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £60,000
Operations £18,000 £22,000 £25,000 £32,000
Research & Analytics £20,000 £22,000 £25,000 £30,000
Account Management £18,000 £19,000 £23,000 £26,000
Admin & HR £18,000 £20,000 £25,000 £29,000
Sales £20,000 £23,000 £27,000 £34,000
Business Development £18,000 £20,000 £26,000 £35,000
Customer Service £18,000 £19,000 £20,000 £22,000
Design £18,000 £20,000 £23,000 £26,000
Legal £25,000 £30,000 £45,000 £60,000
PR £18,000 £21,000 £26,000 £30,000
Tutoring £18,000 £21,000 £25,000 £30,000
Recruitment £18,000 £21,000 £25,000 £30,000

If you still have some questions, we're more than happy to give our views on both graduate and non-graduate hiring. If you'd like to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation with one of our talent acquisition experts just send us an email stating your availability. We'll happily share advice and ideas on sourcing candidates, from mid-level professional to NED level. If you ask us how to find a graduate, we'll suggest you use TalentPool. But for any other position, we'll give our totally impartial advice.

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