UvA Economics graduates receive highest salary

24 October 2018

UvA Economics graduates receive the highest salary in the job market compared to graduates in other studies. This is according to a study based on CBS microdata by SEO Amsterdam Economics.

The research is published in the ESB article ‘De waarde van een economiestudie op de arbeidsmarkt’ which focused on economists who graduated 18 months to ten years ago, in the 2015/2016 and 2006/2007 academic year. According to the research 87% of the economists found a paid job within 1.5 years after graduating in 2015 and in 2016. They can count on an attractive monthly salary of €2,840 gross, as soon as they entered paid employment. Holiday allowance, annual bonuses and flexible bonuses are not included in this figure. This means that the monthly earnings of graduates from financial and economic programmes are on avarage higher than the salary of graduates from other programmes.

Differences between institutions

The researchers also compared the salary between institutions. Research shows that economists graduating from the UvA receive the highest salary. Differences between institutions can have various reasons. Institutions with excellent lectures, high-quality teaching materials, and good facilities are likely to deliver productive economists with good employment perspectives.

Published by  Economics and Business