Career starters demanding HUF 322,000/mth

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The average net wage demand of Hungarian career starters was HUF 322,000, an increase of 29% compared to last year, according to a study by jobs portal zyntern.com.

The national research focused on the labor market preferences of the 16-28 age group in May 2022; about 3,000 young people completed the questionnaire.

Based on the survey, when choosing a job, a competitive salary is the most important aspect, while recognizing good performance, development and career opportunities are also of paramount importance.

The survey highlighted that 59% of the young people in the research would like to be based at a large international company. Some 45% of respondents said they would like to work for a large domestic company, and 44% would like to work for an SME.

Another 37% of respondents are thinking of starting their own business. Meanwhile, 64% of Budapest residents would work for a multinational company, which drops to 52% for rural residents.

The aggregate average salary demand of the participants in the research was HUF 321,800 this year, HUF 73,000 more than in 2021.

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