What does it mean if a job description says 'competitive salary'?

Not all firms want to disclosure the exact salary when candidates first apply and will list it as competitive. In simple terms, you'll be paid a similar amount to the industry average for a role in that location. The average starting salary for UK graduates is believed to be around £23,000, but there a great differences between industries.

Without actually asking the employer you won't be able to find an exact salary, but with some research you can get a good gauge what it could be.


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