27 February 2013

Architecture ranked second on The Telegraph’s ‘Top 10 degree subjects’ for lifetime earnings

The Brookes Abercrombie building

The Telegraph has recently published a list of the Top 10 degree subjects graded in order of their lifetime earnings. Architecture has been ranked as the second highest earning degree subject, behind medicine and dentistry.

While it may take seven years to become a fully-fledged architect with a BArch or DipArch qualification, it is statistically worthwhile. On average, qualified architects earn a lifetime salary of £39,751 per year.

The salary shown is the average from graduation to age 65 of people with that degree, based on starting data from Higher Education Statistics Agency, and continuing lifetime salary data from the Office of National Statistics. Starting salaries of people who study part time are excluded. The data is from the 1.5 million students who have responded to a University leavers' questionnaire over the last five years (where data is more than one year old it is RPI adjusted). The minimum number of students surveyed per course is 53 (a limit set by HESA for publishable data).

To see the full list visit the Telegraph Website.