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A new service from Emolument.com has revealed the earning prospects and career paths of different degree subjects, empowering students to make more informed career decisions

The statistics have been compiled from crowdsourced data, submitted anonymously by over 55,000 individuals in order to access their own tailored salary benchmarking report for free.

The in-depth salary reports on Emolument.com reveal insights into earning potential, such as how much graduates with different degrees can expect to earn at different stages of their careers.

Average salaries within 5 years of graduation, by degree major:

Major

Salary

Economics

£45,000

Law

£42,000

Mathematics & Statistics

£39,000

Chemistry & Natural Sciences

£38,000

Accounting, Business & Finance

£37,000

Engineering

£37,000

Computer Sciences

£37,000

Physics, Life Sciences & Healthcare

£36,000

Management & Strategy

£36,000

Humanities (History, Geography, Politics…)

£34,000

Modern Languages

£32,000

Philosophy

£32,000

English Literature

£31,000

Media, Marketing & Communication

£27,000

Fine Arts & Design

£25,000

Majors

Industries most likely to hire graduates by major

1

2

3

Business & Finance

Financial services

Industry

Telecoms

Management

Retail

Telecoms

Industry

Mathematics & Statistics

Financial services

Consulting

Retail

Chemistry & Natural Sciences

Public Sector

Industry

Engineering

Law

Law firms

Services, tourism, entertainment

Telecoms

History, Geography, Politics

Charity & Non-profit

Public Sector

Media & Advertising

Marketing & Communication

Media & Advertising

Retail

Charity &

Non-profit

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