I'm finding it quite hard to figure out how graduate salaries differ with university grades or other similar university level achievements. All the surveys of graduate salaries seem to just give an average salary. For some context I'm studying 2nd yr Mechtranics/Physics combined degree in Aus and wish to work in engineering for a bit (money of course :tongue2:) after I graduate. The companies with graduate programs don't seem to distinguish between students as long as they get into the program. I'm not the best student at uni but I am near the top and I will/have participated in extra research and that kind of thing. Can anyone help out as to whether salaries/conditions change for better graduates and in what conditions? The reason I want to figure this out is that I'm considering a defence force sponsorship scheme which is really attractive and offers around AU$75,000 p.a. on graduation. This is a bit higher than the average graduate salary but I have to commit to it within a year.