Double whammy for graduatesMarch 28, 2019 | National News
PETALING JAYA: Degree holders are facing a double whammy as they stare at shrinking starting salaries coupled with a declining demand for high-skilled jobs.
Bank Negara, in its Annual Report 2018, revealed that real monthly salaries for fresh graduates holding a diploma or degree have dipped since 2010.
With the amounts adjusted for inflation, the starting pay for graduates with a basic degree was RM1,993 in 2010 whereas the amount dropped by RM10 to RM1,983 in 2018.
Those with a Master’s degree saw an even greater decline in their starting pay.
Their real minimum salary recorded was RM2,923 in 2010 while this figure dropped to RM2,707 in 2018.
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