The 2018 Malaysia Salary Guide for Entry-Level Graduates

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As the SPM examinations are on the way for Malaysian Form 5 students, many of you may starting to consider your career options. With so many new industries and job skills in the recent years, it can be a daunting task to even select which course to undertake in your college and university studies.

However, one thing is for sure – the career prospects and salary range will remain an important aspect to consider. JobStreet recently published the 2018 Salary Guide, which is designed to give an indication of what is the average salaries offered by companies to help candidates understand the job job market better. The only downside is that the report is almost 200 pages long!

To make it easier for you, you can refer to the simplified guide below for a more concise view – arranged from highest to lowest (industry average).

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1. Building & Construction Industry

Average Salary: MYR 4,368 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Gamuda
  • Mah Sing Group
  • YTL Corporation
  • Berjaya Corporation
  • SP Setia

 

2. Healthcare Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,762 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Pharmaniaga
  • B. Braun Malaysia

 

3. Computing & IT Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,707 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Intel Malaysia
  • Microsoft Malaysia
  • Keysight Technologies
  • IBM Malaysia
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Dell Global Business Centre
  • AMD Malaysia

 

4. Accounting & Finance Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,636 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Big 4 Firms (PwC, EY, Deloitte, KPMG)
  • Maybank
  • CIMB Group
  • Bank Islam
  • Bursa Malaysia

 

5. Sales & Marketing Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,600 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Business
  • Marketing

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

 

6. Arts, Media & Communications Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,447 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Mass Communication
  • Multimedia Design

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Media Prima Group
  • Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

 

7. Services Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,443 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Business
  • Computer Science/IT
  • Law
  • Logistics

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Big 4 Firms (PwC, EY, Deloitte, KPMG)
  • Accenture
  • IBM Malaysia
  • DKSH

 

8. Engineering Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,422 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

 

9. Admin & HR Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,337 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Business
  • Psychology

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry:

  • Robert Walter
  • Korn Ferry

 

10. Leisure, Hospitality & Hotel Management Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,286 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality & Tourism

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Genting Malaysia Berhad
  • Sunway Group
  • AirAsia

 

11. Education & Training Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,256 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Psychology

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

 

12. Sciences Industry

Average Salary: MYR 2,204 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Agriculture
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

  • Top Glove
  • Hartalega
  • Bosch

 

13. Manufacturing Productions & Operations

Average Salary: MYR 2,130 (Entry Level)

Education background covered in this industry:

  • Business
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Engineering

Here are some great employers to explore a career with in this industry (based on M100 ranks):

Related: The 10 Most Attractive Companies in M’sia to Work For in 2018

 

Note: The information above was based on the JobStreet 2018 Salary Guide and adopted from EasyEarn’s Twitter thread (@easyearnapp). To view the original post, click here.

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