Law graduates earn the same as business and education grads

Some 89 per cent of law graduates are employed and earning an average salary of £30,000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

ONS statistics show that in 2013, there were 12 million graduates, of all ages and at all career stages, living in the UK. The number of graduates has steadily risen over the last decade: in 1992, 17 per cent of the UK population were graduates while in 2013, 38 per cent of the British population hold a degree.

Law and social sciences graduates earn an average salary of £30,004, matching that of business and finance and education graduates.

Medicine and engineering graduates were the highest earners: the average person with a medical degree earns £45,604. Engineering graduates are paid an average of £42,016.

Media and information studies and arts students earned the least of all graduates. The former are paid £21,008 on average, while the latter graduates earn £21,944.

Of all law graduates, 89 per cent are employed. The highest proportion of employed graduates was that of medicine graduates (95 per cent). This was followed by media and information studies (93 per cent) and technology (92 per cent).