Average wage of recent master graduates in Italy 2018, by field

According to a research from 2019, recent master graduates in engineering had the highest monthly wage in Italy. The study analyzed data of 2018, focusing on Italian upper graduates who achieved their master degree in 2013. On average, the net salary of master graduates in engineering amounted to roughly 1.8 thousand euros a month. Master graduates in natural sciences, chemistry and pharmaceutics followed in the ranking. Conversely, graduates in psychology registered the lowest figure, earning on average 1.1 thousand euros a month as of the survey period.

Average monthly net wage of recent master graduates in Italy as of 2018, by occupational field

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Release date

June 2019



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Number of respondents

82,000 respondents

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Supplementary notes

Data refer to the average wage registered in 2018 by individuals who achieved their master degrees (2 years) in 2013.

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