Universities ‘crack the code’: WA graduates highest paid in the country

New research has found WA university graduates are the highest paid in the country.

Research from the Good Education Group has found university graduates in WA are earning above average salaries in comparison with the rest of the country.

According to the 2018 Good Universities Guide, the average starting salary is typically around $56,000, and WA graduates typically earn around $60,000.

Good Education Group chief executive officer Chris Lester said WA students were well-placed for the job-market of the future.

“While universities around the country are providing students with an exceptional experience, Western Australian institutions cracked the code and combined student experience results with strong graduate outcomes,” he said.

“Western Australia may be experiencing a slowing economy since the mining boom subsided, but their results indicate they’re well-placed for jobs of the future.”

The study found WA “excelled” in education fields, including nursing, social work, teaching, nursing and psychology.

The University of Western Australia recorded the second-highest starting salary in Australia, at $60,900.

This is despite the university recording one of the lowest employment outcome results in the nation.

The University of Notre Dame achieved the highest level of graduate employment at 80 per cent, with an average $60,000 starting salary.

Curtin University recorded the second highest level of graduate employment in WA at 67 per cent, also with an average $60,000 starting salary.

Edith Cowan University recorded lowest rate of graduate employment, with 62 per cent.


This article originally appeared on WAtoday – Universities ‘crack the code’: WA graduates highest paid in the country

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