How much do our MSc graduates earn?
The average salary earned by respondents to our survey in their first year of employment – across all industry sectors and globally – is € 2,903 gross per month, exclusive of additional benefits. The survey shows that the overall average salary paid by companies in the Netherlands is € 2,856; in EEA countries the average monthly salary is € 3,335 and in non-EEA countries € 2,614. According to the higher education study resource organisation Nobiles, the average salary of a Master graduate in the Netherlands is € 2,632.
In general, 49% of respondents earn between € 2,200 and € 3,000 per month. From our survey, 26% earn more than this, and 25% earn less.
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Our survey asked respondents to tell us of any additional benefits they received, by choosing from a list. They could indicate more than one.
The benefit most frequently mentioned is the possibility of following a course, training or education (73%). This result matches the outcome of a survey in 2007 by Dr Dirk van Dierendonck, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at RSM. He found that development opportunities are seen as an important factor in job satisfaction . The second most-frequently received benefit from this list is travel expenses (compensation) (70%) and third, a laptop, which is mentioned by 65% of respondents.