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Ideal UK wage is £38,000

Published: Friday, 13 June 2008   Category: Life after graduation

UK graduates do not necessarily crave multi-million pound lifestyles, it is claimed, with research indicating that the national average desired wage is £38,000 per year.

A study of 4,500 workers on jobsite.co.uk indicated that this was the figure needed to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.

The Telegraph reports that £25,000 is the national average salary, only £13,000 less than the ideal wage.

Keith Potts, chief executive at jobsite.co.uk, said: "Far from wanting to be millionaires, Brits have a fairly realistic annual salary in mind that they'd like to earn."

"The key to negotiating a good salary at interview or with your current employer is having the confidence to show what your skills and expertise are worth."

Earlier this week the BBC reported how some UK workers were being asked to take pay cuts of up to 30 or 40 per cent to help their firms negotiate the credit crunch.

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