14 Sep '11, 6am

Fresh grads' pay better despite bad times: Avg of S$2.6k for degree holders & S$1.8k for diploma holders

SINGAPORE - Fresh graduates salaries are showing an upward trend this year. The Fresh Graduate Pay Survey by global management consultancy, the Hay Group, says engineering jobs are still in demand and fresh engineering graduates can expect to earn about S$2,745 per month. This is slightly higher than starting salaries for jobs in the legal (S$2,738) and production (S$2,728) services for fresh graduates. The survey, in July, this year drew participation from 100 companies across general industries in Singapore. It showed that average starting salary for degree holders was around S$2,600 per month. Diploma holders are also expected to fare better, this year, in the jobs market. Their average starting pay was around S$1,800 per month. Design and creative jobs topped the list of hot jobs for diploma holders who can command slightly higher starting salaries of about S$1,900 mon...

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