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    Just wondering. Straight out of university with a bachelor honours degree of 2.1 or above from a great uni, what would you consider a good starting wage for full-time work? Be realistic.
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    Depends on the job really and the bachelors. The question is too vague.
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    (Original post by Incongruous)
    Depends on the job really and the bachelors. The question is too vague.
    How much would you personally consider to be a good wage for someone who has spent three(+) years studying for a degree?
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    (Original post by Keyhofi)
    Just wondering. Straight out of university with a bachelor honours degree of 2.1 or above from a great uni, what would you consider a good starting wage for full-time work? Be realistic.
    Depends on the role. Also, your degree does not permit you access to a top salary, all the intangible stuff like your skills, experience, personality, intelligence do.

    I'd say £25-26k is a decent grad salary outside of London, for a Software Developer.

    For most other jobs, probably closer to £22k.

    Obviously, all the top paying law firms, banks, consulting houses, software companies etc, are in London. So anything above £30k won't be nearly as obtainable.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Depends on the role. Also, your degree does not permit you access to a top salary, all the intangible stuff like your skills, experience, personality, intelligence do.

    I'd say £25-26k is a decent grad salary outside of London, for a Software Developer.

    For most other jobs, probably closer to £22k.

    Obviously, all the top paying law firms, banks, consulting houses, software companies etc, are in London. So anything above £30k won't be nearly as obtainable.

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    Not necessarily. You have plenty of banks and law firms with offices outside of London. i.e. Coutts has 26 locations in the UK alone.
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    Depends. If you're asking generically, I suppose £25k would be very good. If you're asking specifically (as in what should you as an individual be looking for), be specific about your circumstances and aspirations and then you might get a much better idea.
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    (Original post by will_jg)
    Not necessarily. You have plenty of banks and law firms with offices outside of London. i.e. Coutts has 26 locations in the UK alone.
    Coutts is a private bank, not an investmenr bank. Starting compensation won't match that of the IBs in London, at least at the entry level.

    The regional law firms pay a lot less than the city firms, granted on a cost of living basis they work out the same.
 
 
 
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