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Graduates: Average Earnings

Question for Department for Education

UIN 211, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of average starting salaries for university graduates by ethnicity in 2022.

Answered on

18 May 2022

The department publishes graduate labour market statistics annually, which report median salaries for young graduates – those aged between 21 and 30 – by ethnicity. The 2022 figures will be available in spring 2023. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/graduate-labour-market-quarterly-statistics.

In 2020, the latest year for which data are available, young Asian or Asian British graduates had the highest median salaries, £28,000. The median salary difference between the young Asian or Asian British graduates and the lowest earning ethnic group, ‘Other ethnicity graduates’, was £1,000.