Fresh grads' starting pay hit a new high: Singapore
Survey by NUS, NTU and SMU
One of the top stories printed on the Straits Times newspaper last Friday was that fresh grads' starting pay hit a new high of S$3,360 a month, up from S$3,300 for the class of 2015.
The survey covers 10,904 fresh graduates from NUS, NTU and SMU, which was conducted last November.
Regarding the timing of finding a job, 89.7% of them landed a job within 6 months after finishing their exams, compared with 89.5% in the previous year.
The article says that SMU graduates were paid the most, earning a median gross monthly salary of S$3,500 followed by S$3,400 of NUS graduates and S$3,300 of NTU graduates.
It also revealed the courses with highest pay jumps.
#1: Information systems - S$4,000 (up 12.7%)
#2: Computer science - S$4,000 (up 8.1%)
#3: Electrical engineering - S$4,000 (up 6.1%)
#1: Linguistics and multilingual studies - S$4,000 (up 12.2%)
#2: Sociology - S$4,000 (up 12%)
#3: Mathematical sciences - S$4,000 (up 8%)
#1: Business management - S$4,000 (up 6.1%)
#2: Economics - S$4,000 (up 5.7%)
#3: Information systems management - S$4,000 (up 2.9%)
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The Straits Times