Salaries of polytechnic grads on the rise

HRM 10 Jan 2013

Fresh polytechnic graduates now have higher salaries when they step out into the job market, according to the 2012 Graduate Employment Survey.

The starting pay for fresh graduates has gone up from S$1,850 in 2011 to S$1,950 in 2012.

The survey also found that those who joined the workforce after they had completed National Service (NS) drew a median gross monthly salary of S$2,253 last year, compared with S$2,100 in 2011.

In the study, the higher starting pay was attributed to the strength and value of a polytechnic education. The report also said that employers continue to appreciate skilled polytechnic graduates.

However, not all news was positive as the overall employment rate dropped for polytechnic graduates. Some 91% of fresh graduates found employment last year compared to 92.1% in 2011. For post-NS graduates, 92.1% of them found employment last year compared to 94.7% in 2011.

The survey polled 14,329 graduates on pay and employment. It was conducted by the five polytechnics in Singapore, between October and November last year.



Leave your comment
Start a new discussion

HRM Asia forum is the place for positive industry interaction and welcomes your professional and informed opinion.

Post a Comment
HRM Asia welcomes your contribution. Your IP address is recorded in the event of a complaint.
Name *
Email *
(required, but will not display)
Comment *
Please enter in the numbers in the box left.
You are about to submit your comment. Is it:
  • Professional
  • In your own name or pseudonym, not impersonating someone else
  • Free from rude language
  • Free from advertising
  • If you prefer not to post but are still keen to get your viewpoint across, you can always e-mail the editor.
  • 30 Jul | Frazer Jones - Global HR Search and Recruitment | Singapore
    Front Office Recruiter required to work within a leading Financial Services organisation
    30 Jul | Frazer Jones - Global HR Search and Recruitment | Singapore
    Leading Financial Services Corporation looking to hire a seasoned HR Director
    01 Aug | Kerry Consulting | Singapore
    Scouting for High Potentials
    Alvin Chan, Asia HR Director, Celestica, explains the company’s four-prong approach to identifying and accelerating the growth of high-potential employees.
    Talent retention through global mobility
    Unorthodox HR
    The impact of diversity on WSH
    This workshop will help you develop your confidence and skills in giving speeches. You will explore techniques for preparing and delivering talks, as ...
    This informative workshop develops the writing skills you need to make you and your readers’ lives easier
    Nanyang Tecnological University - Nanyang Business School, Open Enrolment Programmes | amyflin@ntu.edu.sg
    Programme is intended for non-finance professionals to interpret financial statements from multiple stakeholder perspective.