On the occasion of the start of the autumn university semester, Profession.hu, Hungary’s largest headhunting portal, conducted a survey on the salary needs and career orientation of workers with different higher education qualifications and professional skills, Világgazdaság, a Hungarian economic site reports.
The analysis showed that former students of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) expect the highest monthly salary, followed by graduates of the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Profession.hu carried out the survey with 89,000 respondents, with the majority of relevant and active users of the sample database former graduates of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and two universities in the countryside, Pécs and Debrecen.
Taking into account the professional experience of graduates, the average net monthly salary demand for entry-level employees ranges from 252,000 to 328,000 HUF (between EUR 630 and 820), increasing with professional experience over the years, and reaching 401,000 to 580,000 HUF (EUR 1,000 to 1,445) for employees with five to ten years of professional experience.
The average net wage claim of workers with tertiary education is close to HUF 396,000 (EUR 990) per month, regardless of professional experience, for the total aggregate of graduates.
As it turns out, young people leaving different institutions after obtaining a university degree preferred different fields when applying for jobs. BME graduates were most likely to have found jobs in project management, mechanical engineering, and programming and development. From Corvinus University, project management was also the most popular choice, followed by marketing, then administration and document management. For former ELTE students, the third most common choice, after administrator and project management, was teaching.
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