Highest paying companies for entry-level jobs

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Photo credit: Nora Carol Photography - Getty Images

New research has found that more than half of young people aged between 18 and 25 are actively looking for jobs rn. The research also shows that salary is the most important factor when considering where to work.

Not surprising considering the cost of living just keeps on rising (FYI we've also made a list of cities who pay women the most). In response to this new research, Glassdoor (a platform that provides insights about jobs and companies) has complied a list of companies paying the highest salaries for entry-level jobs in the UK right now.

And the best part? They all pay more than £45,000 a year. Urm yes please. "Entry-level" has been defined as jobs that require less than two years of relevant experience and all the positions included in this list are non-senior. Eight of the ten highest paying companies are in the financial sector, while the other two companies are in the legal and tech sectors.

“Our research shows that finance and tech companies are offering big money to attract those at the start of their careers," explains Lauren Thomas, Glassdoor’s EMEA Economist. "But while the majority of young people say salary is their primary consideration when job hunting, pay shouldn’t be the only consideration when determining where to work. Once in a job, it’s a company’s culture and values, senior leadership team and the career opportunities available that drive employee satisfaction."

Grab yourself a cuppa and dive into this list, which features the top 25 companies paying the highest salary for entry-level jobs... scroll down for the highest salary!

25 highest paying companies: FactSet

Industry: Tech
Median base salary: £45,000

24 highest paying companies: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Industry: Legal
Median base salary: £45,000

23 highest paying companies at entry level: UBS

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £45,000

22 highest paying companies at entry level: McKinsey & Company

Industry: Consulting
Median base salary: £45,000

21 highest paying companies at entry level: EY-Parthenon

Industry: Consulting
Median base salary: £46,000

20 highest paying companies at entry level: Herbert Smith Freehills

Industry: Legal
Median base salary: £46,000

19 highest paying companies at entry level: Allen & Overy

Industry: Legal
Median base salary: £46,500

18 highest paying companies at entry level: Oliver Wyman

Industry: Consulting
Median base salary: £47,00

17 highest paying companies at entry level: Morgan Stanley

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £47,500

16 highest paying companies at entry level: Linklaters

Industry: Legal
Median base salary: £48,500

15 highest paying companies at entry level: L.E.K. Consulting

Industry: Consulting
Median base salary: £49,00

14 highest paying companies at entry level: Bloomberg L.P.

Industry: Tech
Median base salary: £49,000

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13 highest paying companies at entry level: TPP

Industry: Tech
Median base salary: £50,000

12 highest paying companies at entry level: Nomura Holdings

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

11 highest paying companies at entry level: Boston Consulting Group

Industry: Consulting
Median base salary: £50,000

10 highest paying companies at entry level: Clifford Chance

Industry: Legal
Median base salary: £50,000

9 highest paying companies at entry level: Credit Suisse

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

8 highest paying companies at entry level: BNP Paribas

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

7 highest paying companies at entry level: BlackRock

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

6 highest paying companies at entry level: Deutsche Bank

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

5 highest paying companies at entry level: Bank of America

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

4 highest paying companies at entry level: Goldman Sachs

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £50,000

3 highest paying companies at entry level: Macquarie Group

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £55,000

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Photo credit: We Are - Getty Images

2 highest paying companies at entry level: Meta

Industry: Tech
Median base salary: £57,000

1 highest paying companies at entry level: Thought Machine

Industry: Finance
Median base salary: £60,000

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