Salary guidelines

How much should you be paying your graduate employees?

How much you decide to pay your new graduate hire will depend on the role in question and their level of experience. For graduates, 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 9 sectors:

Sector No experience 6 months 1 year 2 years
Content & Social Media £18,000 £19,000 £21,000 £26,000
Marketing & PR £18,000 £19,000 £21,000 £26,000
Consulting £25,000 £34,000 £36,000 £41,000
Banking & Finance £30,000 £36,000 £38,000 £60,000
Operations £18,000 £20,000 £22,000 £27,000
Research & Analytics £20,000 £21,000 £23,000 £32,000
Account Management £18,000 £19,000 £21,000 £29,000
Admin & HR £18,000 £19,000 £21,000 £29,000
Sales & Business Development £18,000 £19,000 £24,000 £26,000

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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