The best paying finance jobs for graduates in Europe
- Being a student and finding your place in today’s job market can be difficult, but some industries are still hiring, finance being one.
- Online payment company MoneyTransfers.com analyzed data from the GlassDoor job platform and revealed the highest paying jobs for finance graduates in Europe.
- We have categorized them by salary, with the country in which they were registered, the salary for those job titles and the net salary, when taxes are counted in each country.
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Millions of people have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic – and a large number of businesses are struggling to stay afloat. So, getting a degree in this job market can seem quite daunting.
However, there are sectors that are recovering or even hiring more – and the financial sector is one of them.
Online payment company MoneyTransfers.com analyzed data from the employment platform Glassdoor to find which finance graduate positions are currently the highest paying in each European country.
The study found that the positions of finance associate, audit, investment analyst and financial analyst are the highest paid in Europe.
Scroll down to see the list sorted by salary. You will also find the country in which they were registered, the salary for those job titles and the net salary when taxes are posted in each country.
A financial associate is one of the highest paying starting positions for graduates in Europe and a way to become a financial manager later in your career.
A graduate would typically need a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, knowledge of MS Excel, and accounting software to qualify.
The salary is $ 121,299 (CHF 110,849) per year. Less Swiss taxes, the net salary is between $ 88,030 (CHF 80,395) and $ 101,383 (CHF 92,589) depending on the city in which you live.
The salary is $ 80,177 (€ 68,315) per year. Less German taxes, the take-home pay is approximately $ 41,745 (€ 35,569).
The salary is $ 59,739 (€ 70,111) per year. Less French taxes, the net pay is approximately $ 58,018 (€ 49,435).
An audit position is a path to becoming a senior financial auditor later in your career.
An external auditor working in an accounting firm typically requires either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or a certified public accountant’s diploma.
Internal auditors generally do not need a license. A bachelor’s degree in finance or other business subjects may also suffice if applicants have relevant experience and skills.
The salary is $ 93,216 (CHF 85,131) per year. Minus Liechtenstein taxes, the take-home pay is approximately $ 60,695 (CHF 55,431).
The salary is $ 80,955 (€ 68,978) per year. Minus Finnish taxes, the net pay is approximately $ 49,082 (€ 41,821).
The salary is $ 50,101 (€ 42,688) per year. Less Slovenian taxes, the net pay is approximately $ 36,617 (€ 31,200).
You will usually need a degree in economics, math, business studies, accounting, or finance. But if your degree is unrelated to it, you could do an MBA. With experience, you could progress to an account manager or fund manager, or become a freelance investment consultant.
The salary is $ 92,843 (€ 79,107) per year. Less Luxembourg taxes, the net salary is approximately $ 60,517 (€ 51,564).
The salary is $ 77,541 (€ 66,069) per year. Minus Dutch taxes, the net pay is approximately $ 51,033 (€ 43,483).
The United Kingdom
The salary is $ 56,892 (£ 43,797) per year. Minus, taxes, the take-home pay is approximately $ 43,438 (£ 33,421).
Your role is often the route to becoming a financial partner. To qualify, a graduate will need a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, business management, accounting, finance, economics or a related field of study. Some employers require analysts to also have a master’s degree.
You may also need a valid license to sell financial products, but employers usually sponsor their employees to get one.
The salary is $ 85,525 (DKK 541,296) per year. Minus Danish taxes, the take-home pay is between $ 51,073 (DKK 323,247) and $ 75,623 (DKK 478,631) depending on which city you live in.
The salary is $ 83,955 (NOK 780,537) per year. Minus Norwegian taxes, the net pay is approximately $ 59,071 (NOK 549,190).
The salary is $ 79,283 (€ 67,406) per year. Minus Austrian taxes, the take-home pay is approximately $ 49,609 (€ 42,178).