Definition of starting salary in English:

starting salary


  • The salary paid to an employee taking up a new post.

    • ‘The latest figures from the Call Centre Association, the trade body for the industry, quotes £11,000 as the starting salary for the lowest-grade employees.’
    • ‘Experienced chemical and validation engineers can demand anywhere from €48,000 to €55,000 per year as a starting salary, said Burke.’
    • ‘The next year's report noted that ‘gender differences in starting salaries generally continue and often increase as a result of salary planning decisions.’’
    • ‘Compared to five years earlier, the relative prospects of Economics graduates have improved, with both starting salaries and employment rates now being better than for all graduates.’
    • ‘They have reduced the starting salary of numerous posts and there are ridiculous situations where people are doing the same job for vastly different rates of pay.’
    • ‘Although the decrease in starting salaries for Ph.D.s is noteworthy, an analysis of starting salaries by employment sector offers a more positive picture.’
    • ‘In salary negotiations, information about the employing organization may provide an advantage to a job candidate attempting to negotiate a higher starting salary.’
    • ‘For example, we used to hire a lot of people who had work experience and were available at a starting salary of $20,000 to $30,000 a year.’
    • ‘This was calculated by subtracting the initial salary offer from the final starting salary, dividing by the initial salary offer, and multiplying by 100.’
    • ‘According to Britain's National Union of Teachers, there is a 15 per cent gap between the starting salary of teachers and similar private sector graduates.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, Romoli landed a job immediately with an Internet security software company in Santa Clara, California, at a starting salary of $38,000.’
    • ‘You'll also be paid a better salary - the average starting salary for degree holders is now £18,000 a year and there aren't many non-graduate jobs that pay more than that.’
    • ‘The main stumbling block for recent graduates is that their starting salary simply won't allow them to borrow enough money to buy a property but there is a way around the problem.’
    • ‘At £12,000 to £15,000, the starting salaries of customer support employees are about 20 per cent lower than those paid to branch employees.’
    • ‘The National Association of Colleges and Employers says they'll be getting better starting salaries than the students who graduated last year.’
    • ‘He accepted it, with a starting salary of $125,000.’
    • ‘Candidates with PhDs, particularly in chemistry purification, are highly sought after, according to McBride, and earn a starting salary of €30,000.’
    • ‘Many of these positions are handled by contractors and have a starting salary between $70,000 and $100,000 annually, plus bonuses.’
    • ‘Accountancy practices typically offer a starting salary of £11,000 to trainees, compared with £15,000 in industry.’
    • ‘Today, the National Association of Colleges and Employers released the results of their latest national survey of starting salaries.’