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Earnings

Further information

Most graduates have some interest in what the going ‘market rate’ is for their field of study.

Factors that will influence starting salaries and lead to some variation include:

  • hours worked in an average week
  • professional registration requirements and industry views of competency level
  • age and level of previous experience
  • market demand as reflected by relative levels of graduate supply and demand.

Starting salaries

The 2012 Graduate Destinations Survey revealed that the median starting salary for UWA bachelor degree graduates in full-time work was $65,000.

As Table 3 below demonstrates, the starting salary for a UWA graduate has consistently been at superior levels to that observed nationally.

Table 3 - Graduate median starting salaries 2006-2013

Year

UWA

Australian Universities

2013

$TBA

$52,450

2012

$65,000

$52,000

2011

$63,000

$52,000

2010

$59,000

$50,000

2009

$56,000

$50,000

2008

$55,000

$48,000

2007

$50,700

$46,000

2006

$47,574

$43,500