08 Jan '12, 4pm

Poly grads earning more than peers

Poly grads earning more than peers

SINGAPORE: Polytechnic graduates continue to enjoy strong job prospects and are earning higher salaries, according to a recent survey. It found that the 2011 cohort earned slightly more than their peers a year ago. The latest graduate employment survey - conducted by the five polytechnics between October and November 2011 - attracted 13,386 respondents. It found that fresh graduates in full-time jobs - or those who completed their studies in 2011 and were not liable for national service - earned a median gross monthly salary of S$1,850. That's up S$50, or 2.8 per cent, from 2010. Those who commanded higher salaries studied Health Sciences and Built Environment, as well as Engineering & Maritime. They earned S$1,900 a month. The employment rate as of October among fresh graduates reached 92.1 per cent, up marginally from 91.5 per cent in 2010. Salaries also rose for post-na...

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