Salary

Salary

How much do our MSc graduates earn?

The mean salary earned by respondents to our survey in their first year of employment – across all industry sectors and globally – is €3,141 gross per month (€37,692 per annum), exclusive of additional benefits. RSM graduates in our 2012 survey earn about 7.5% more than RSM graduates in our 2011 survey, whose average monthly salary was €2,903.

The survey shows that the mean monthly salary paid by companies in the Netherlands is €2,868 gross; in other EEA countries the mean monthly salary is €3,986 and in non-EEA countries €2,905. The difference between RSM graduate salaries in EEA countries and the Netherlands or non-EEA countries is quite big. But our survey indicates that high salaries in EEA countries reflect high-level jobs and the high standard of living in locations such as London or Zurich, for example.

According to the higher education study resource organisation Nobiles, the average monthly salary of a master Business Administration graduate in the Netherlands is €2,825[1].

RSM graduates in 2012 earn about 7.5% more than RSM graduates in our 2011 survey, whose average monthly salary was €2,903.

Salary clusters compared to 2011

What about additional benefits?

Our survey asked respondents to tell us of any additional benefits they receive. They could indicate more than one benefit from our list.

Travel expenses was the most common additional benefit; 61% say they receive this. The opportunity to follow a course, training or education was also frequently mentioned, with 58%, and this year, being provided with a laptop climbed to third place, also with 58%.

Additional benefits compared to 2011