Graduate Outcomes & Disability – Earnings


Graduates were asked to disclose their salaries in bands.

  • Graduates with disabilities were more represented in each of the lower salary bands; up to salaries of €20,000-€24,999. In each band thereafter graduates with no disabilities had a higher share of their total group than those with a disability.
    • A total of 9% of graduates with a disability earned up to €14,000, compared to 5% of those with no disability.
    • A total of 22% of graduates with a disability earned between €30,000-€34,999, compared to 24% for graduates with no disability.
  • For postgraduate graduates there is a five percentage point difference in those who earn in the €30,000-€34,999 band.
    • A total 19% of postgraduate graduates with a disability earn between €30,000-€34,999, compared to 24% of graduates with no disability.

Looking across all degree levels, graduates with a disability earned less than graduates with no disability. While 80% of graduates with a disability earned less than €35,000, 78% of graduates with no disability earned less than €35,000.

This salary gap is slightly larger at postgraduate level than at undergraduate level: 69% of graduates with a disability earned less than €35,000 per annum, compared to 65% of graduates with no disability.

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