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Entry level jobs for college graduates in various job categories

by StudyMalaysia.com on July 10, 2018 | Top Stories

Entry level jobs for college graduates in various job categories - StudyMalaysia.com

If this is your final year at college or university, you could be thinking of applying for a job before you graduate. From Jobstore’s 2017/2018 salary report, we get a closer look at the hiring and salary trends in Malaysia based on the analysis of job placements in 22 job categories.

Here’s a look at fresh or entry-level and junior executive positions in various job categories and its corresponding salary. Note that most entry-level positions need little or no work experience while junior executive positions require up to five years of experience.

Industry Level Position Experience
(in years)
Minimum salary* Maximum salary*
Administrative/ Clerical Fresh / entry level
  • Admin Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant/ Executive
0-1 1,800 2,500
Junior executive
  • Receptionist
3-10 1,800 3,500
  • Administrator
  • Document Controller
2-10 2,500 6,000
  • Personal Assistant
  • Secretary
3-10 4,500 10,000
Fresh / entry level
  • Audit Assistant
  • Finance Executive
  • Finance Officer
  • Finance/ Account Assistant
0-1 2,000 3,000
Junior executive
  • Account Executive
  • Bank Teller/ Officer
  • Finance Executive
1-4 2,500 4,500
Art/ Design/ Entertainment Fresh / entry level
  • Designer
0 1,500 2,500
Junior executive
  • Draughtsman
  • Interior Designer
  • Web/ Graphic Designer
1-3 1,800 4,000
Fresh / entry level
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Generalist
0 1,800 3,000
Junior executive
  • Payroll Executive
1-3 2,000 3,600
Fresh / entry level
  • Associate Engineer
  • R&D Executive
0 2,500 3,500
  • Production Technician
  • Operation Technician
0-3 1,300 1,800
Senior / Junior executive
  • Quantity Surveyor
1-8 3,000 11,000
  • Drafter
  • Electrical/ Electronics Design Engineer
  • Electrical & instrumentation Engineer
  • Field Applications Engineer
  • QA Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Technician/ Technical Specialist
2-5 2,600 4,500
Information Technology Fresh graduate
  • Software Engineer
  • Test Engineer
0 2,500 3,800
Junior executive/ Fresh graduate
  • IT Assistant
  • IT Executive
0-4 1,800 3,500
Junior executive
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Server Administrator
  • Software Engineer
1-3 3,500 6,500
Fresh / entry level
  • Promoter/ Retail Assistant
0-1 15,000 50,000
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Receptionist
0-1 12,000 40,000
Junior executive
  • Call Centre Officer
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Inside Sales Support Representative
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Telemarketer
0-2 2,000 3,500
  • Retail Coordinator
1+ 2,500 3,000
  • Merchandising Assistant
2+ 3,000 4,000
F&B/ Tourism/ Hospitality Junior executive/ Fresh graduate
  • Steward
0-2 1,500 2,000
  • Hostess
0-2 1,200 2,000
  • Assistant Chef
  • F&B Server
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Kitchen Crew
  • Waiter/ Waitress
0-5 1,200 2,800
Health/ Beauty/ Fitness Junior executive/ Fresh graduate
  • Beauty Advisor
  • Make-up Artist
0-5 1,800 3,000
  • Junior Beauty Consultant
  • Staff Nurse
0-5 1,800 4,000
Junior executive
  • Regulatory Affairs Executiv
2+ 2,200 3,500
Legal/ Public/ Security Junior executive
  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Executive
0-4 2,800 4,000
Junior executive
  • Logistics/ Warehouse Assistant
0-3 1,800 3,500
Junior executive
  • Shipping Coordinator/ Assistant
0-3 2,500 3,500
Junior executive/ Fresh graduate
  • Buyer
  • Operations Executive
  • Stock Controller
  • Warehouse Executive
  • Warehouse Supervisor
2-5 2,200 5,300
*Note: denotes monthly salary in RM and may include bonuses and commission

Source: Jobstore 2017/2018 Salary Report

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