Recent College Grads Can Expect to Make the Highest Salaries in Germany and U.S

A new analysis of entry-level professional salaries by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, reveals the countries with the highest and lowest salaries for new university graduates across the globe. Visit for more information

“Graduates however, who choose certain career paths can expect to make more than their peers, regardless of the country in which they reside.”

The study analyzed salaries for 5.6 million entry-level positions at 20,000 companies. The analysis focused on 25 entry-level professional job titles in 17 countries. It shows that based on the countries and career titles included, Germany offers the highest average new graduate salary at $53,619 annually. All figures are presented in U.S. dollars for consistency.

Here are the top five average graduate salaries from the list:



United States






United Kingdom