Is 30k a good salary for a fresh graduate?

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Amydesigns1104
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I’m 22 and have recently finished my masters and have just secured my first ‘ proper’ job. I’m so driven and just want to be super successful. How many years do people usually stay on the same salary before getting an increase/ promotion? Is £30k good?
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£30k is a decent starting salary after graduation - the vast majority of grad schemes pay anywhere from £23k to £35k with the odd exception. You'll generally stay on that salary for the first two or three years before you think about promotion or moving to a new organisation.

Although this depends entirely on what field your working in. A graduate software engineer for example could be on £70k in under five years whereas it may take somebody else most of their career to earn that kind of money.
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Seems good, only places that pay more at tech, law, banking and strat consulting (and Aldi)
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yeah it's good. avg grad salary is like 25k
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Coming fresh out of university, this is absolutely fine. You'll find progression differs between industries though. I know in tech the progress can be quite rapid, I graduated 2 years ago and started on a "work-until-you-die" start-up job for £22k, but now I'm on £50k and relatively junior at my firm.
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