29 Jun '12, 11pm

Higher starting pay for university, polytechnic graduates : MOM report

Higher starting pay for university, polytechnic graduates : MOM report

Starting salaries for university and polytechnic graduates hit a new high last year, according to preliminary figures in the Manpower Ministry's annual report on wages. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By JANICE HENG Starting salaries for university and polytechnic graduates hit a new high last year, according to preliminary figures in the Manpower Ministry's annual report on wages. University graduates had a median monthly starting pay of $3,000. This is up from $2,900 the year before, when wages - which fell in 2009 - returned to pre-crisis levels. Polytechnic graduates earned a median starting pay of $1,850, up from $1,800 the year before. Related Links WAGE GROWTH IN RECENT YEARS Those who entered the workforce after national service (NS) drew $2,100, up from $2,000. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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