University ranks second in the North West for salaries five years after graduation

Analysis of data published by the Department for Education shows that University of Liverpool graduates go on to achieve the second highest salaries of graduates from higher education institutions in the North West five years after graduation.*

Comparing median earnings from each subject area, University of Liverpool graduates earn on average £28,223 per annum five years after graduation. By comparison, that is over £5,000 more than the average figure of £22,811 earned by graduates from the fourteen higher education providers in the region.

The Longitudinal Education Outcomes data focuses on the employment and earnings outcomes in the tax year 2014/15 for those who graduated with an undergraduate degree in 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2012/13 from a higher education institution in Great Britain.

The data, which does not take account of regional variations in earnings, also shows that the University of Liverpool is in the top quartile of higher education institutions across Great Britain in a comparison of median salary earnings.

Focusing on employability

Speaking on the data release, Professor Gavin Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education said, “Students benefit greatly from their time at the University of Liverpool, from developing skills and furthering their knowledge to broadening cultural horizons and developing networks.

“It is clear that employment outcomes and graduate earnings are one of a number of important outcomes from students’ time with us and I am pleased that the data released today reflects the success of our graduates in this area.

“We work hard to provide our students with a range of excellent opportunities to prepare them for the world of work, from our teaching, course content and our award-winning Careers & Employability Service through to our industry links, internships, placements and study abroad opportunities.

“This, in turn, means our graduates are very attractive to employers and we are proud to be one of the top 18 UK universities targeted by global graduate employers.”

Alumni mentoring

The University has recently launched Liverpool Connect, a space for University of Liverpool students past and present to benefit from the insight of our alumni community by networking and sharing professional experience.

This latest initiative aims to further enhance the career prospects of University of Liverpool students and graduates by offering insider careers information and experience, together with the opportunity to build professional contacts.

*based on the mean of median salaries from all subject areas.

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