Top 10 Countries With The Highest Salaries (And The 10 Countries With The Lowest)

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Do you know how much your talent is worth in Germany? Read on to find out which are the countries with the highest salaries.

We all know that salaries vary across different countries, but do you know by how much? In the Cost of Talent 2016 Ranking by Universum, over 580,000 business and engineering students from 57 countries were asked how much they expected to earn in their first jobs after graduation, and the discrepancies were stark.

For example, business students in Singapore indicated that they expected a salary of $28,883. Meanwhile in Thailand, business students gave an expected salary that was less than half of that amount—$12,001, to be exact.

Though this study didn’t take into account each country’s cost of living, it’s still interesting to see how the salaries can vary so wildly from one country to the next. Here are the 10 countries with the highest expected salaries, followed by the 10 with the lowest.

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The 10 Countries with the highest salaries

10. United Kingdom

Business: $38,635
Engineering: $40,424

9. United Arab Emirates

Business: $39,523
Engineering: $39,963

8. Australia

Business: $41,538
Engineering: $43,760

7. Sweden

Business: $42, 466
Engineering: $45,458

6. Qatar

Business: $44,483
Engineering: $43,918

5. Germany

Business: $46,578
Engineering: $49,238

4. Norway

Business: $52,036
Engineering: $54,350

3. United States

Business: $52,655
Engineering: $62,948

2. Denmark

Business: $57,932
Engineering: $61,235

1. Switzerland

Business: $79,435
Engineering: $79,243

And on the other end of the spectrum, here we have the countries with the lowest expected salaries.

10 Countries with the lowest expected salaries

10. Malaysia

Business: $9,354
Engineering: $10,494

9. Russia

Business: $9,202
Engineering: $10,101

8. Bulgaria

Business: $8,877
Engineering: $10,006

7. Colombia

Business: $8,508
Engineering: $9,606

6. Kazakhstan

Business: $7,788
Engineering: $8,021

5. Indonesia

Business: $7,568
Engineering: $9,200

4. Philippines

Business: $7,375
Engineering: $9,336

3. Romania

Business: $7,086
Engineering: $8,159

2. Egypt

Business: $6,453
Engineering: $7,458

1. Vietnam

Business: $6,041
Engineering: $6,397

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READ: Cost Of Living: How Much Is $1 Worth Around The World?

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