Media studies graduates 'receive lowest average wage'

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed media and information studies graduates have the second highest employment rate but the receive the lowest average salary.

Employment rate by main subject of undergraduate degree. Credit: Twitter/@ONS

Those with a degree in medicine top both lists, with the figures showing those graduates have an average salary of £46,000 per year.

Average gross annual wage by main subject of undergraduate degree. Credit: Twitter/@ONS

Graduates with a degree in media and information studies come bottom, with an average salary of £21,000.

Graduates employed in non-graduate roles from April-June 2001 to April-June 2013. Credit: Twitter/@ONS

The ONS also said that this year 47% of employed recent graduates are in non-graduate jobs - up from 37% in 2001.