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How Much You Should Expect To Be Paid When You Graduate

by StudyMalaysia.com on October 26, 2017 | Top Stories

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If you’ve just graduated or will be graduating soon, you might be wondering which entry level jobs have the best starting salary. Or you might wonder how much salary to expect when applying for your first job. Here is a guide to the average salaries of entry level jobs in Malaysia according to JobStreet.com’s 2017 salary report.

The JobStreet.com 2017 salary report for entry level jobs cover the following positions:

Here’s a guide to the average minimum and maximum salaries of the various job positions according to industry at entry level
(Note: this statistic is for the Central Region. For data on other regions in Malaysia, please refer to JobStreet.com’s 2017 salary report).

1. Type of job: Accounting / Finance

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Accounting / Audit / Tax Services 1838 2649
Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR 1856 2800
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1878 2689
Agricultural / Plantation / Poultry / Fisheries 1879 2595
Apparel 1700 2440
Architectural Services / Interior Designing 1896 2919
Arts / Design / Fashion 1857 2614
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 1901 2655
Banking / Financial Services 2124 2966
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical / Clinical research 1878 2711
Call Centre / IT-Enabled Services / BPO 2203 2833
Chemical / Fertilizers / Pesticides 2065 2918
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 2100 2763
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 1975 2859
Construction / Building / Engineering 1778 2566
Consulting (Business & Management) 2022 2919
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 2068 2791
Consumer Products / FMCG 1856 2590
Education 1786 2515
Electrical & Electronics 1864 2693
Entertainment / Media 1842 2450
Environment / Health / Safety 1833 2600
Exhibitions / Event management / MICE 2046 2877
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1726 2371
General & Wholesale Trading 1785 2497
Government / Defence 2233 3867
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 2040 2800
Healthcare / Medical 1764 2607
Heavy Industrial / Machinery / Equipment 1748 2561
Hotel / Hospitality 1794 2418
Insurance 2037 3161
Law / Legal 1690 2620
Manufacturing / Production 1829 2596
Marine / Aquaculture 1525 2200
Non-Profit Organisation / Social Services / NGO 1690 2142
Oil / Gas / Petroleum 1873 2666
Polymer / Plastic / Rubber / Tyres 1500 2133
Printing / Publishing 1517 2067
Property / Real Estate 1850 2613
Repair & Maintenance Services 1775 2225
Retail / Merchandise 1728 2466
Science & Technology 2100 2700
Security / Law Enforcement 1767 2233
Semiconductor / Wafer Fabrication 2480 3800
Stockbroking / Securities 2130 2875
Telecommunication 1926 2809
Textiles / Garment 1533 2233
Tobacco 3050 3500
Transportation / Logistics 1659 2331
Travel / Tourism 1724 2524


2. Type of job: Admin / HR

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Accounting / Audit / Tax Services 1700 2533
Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR 1661 2386
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1941 2688
Agricultural / Plantation / Poultry / Fisheries 1524 2195
Apparel 1650 2400
Architectural Services / Interior Designing 1559 2371
Arts / Design / Fashion 1582 2264
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 1533 2197
Banking / Financial Services 1672 2353
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical / Clinical research 1708 2492
Call Centre / IT-Enabled Services / BPO 1808 2327
Chemical / Fertilizers / Pesticides 1730 2643
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 1644 2328
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 1641 2308
Construction / Building / Engineering 1542 2178
Consulting (Business & Management) 1749 2383
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 1698 2536
Consumer Products / FMCG 1670 2380
Education 1746 2496
Electrical & Electronics 1789 2498
Entertainment / Media 1732 2326
Environment / Health / Safety 1664 2291
Exhibitions / Event management / MICE 1600 2208
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1573 2154
Gems / Jewellery 1625 2350
General & Wholesale Trading 1587 2281
Government / Defence 1914 2575
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 1568 2340
Healthcare / Medical 1582 2298
Heavy Industrial / Machinery / Equipment 1504 2235
Hotel / Hospitality 1655 2291
Insurance 1574 2260
Law / Legal 1594 2379
Manufacturing / Production 1519 2114
Non-Profit Organisation / Social Services / NGO 1916 2637
Oil / Gas / Petroleum 1692 2431
Polymer / Plastic / Rubber / Tyres 1650 2088
Printing / Publishing 1585 2219
Property / Real Estate 1594 2224
Repair & Maintenance Services 1620 2450
Retail / Merchandise 1508 2081
Science & Technology 1757 2243
Semiconductor / Wafer Fabrication 1680 2520
Sports 1767 2933
Stockbroking / Securities 1600 2075
Telecommunication 1706 2354
Textiles / Garment 1333 1967
Transportation / Logistics 1483 2091
Travel / Tourism 1664 2441
Utilities / Power 1233 2283
Wood / Fibre / Paper 1400 1867


3. Type of job: Arts / Media / Communication

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR 2042 2969
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1933 2600
Apparel 1725 2625
Arts / Design / Fashion 1790 2534
Call Centre / IT-Enabled Services / BPO 2033 2767
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 1825 2525
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 2170 3189
Consulting (Business & Management) 2120 3035
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 1917 2617
Consumer Products / FMCG 2022 2811
Education 1991 2773
Electrical & Electronics 2267 3033
Entertainment / Media 1826 2474
Exhibitions / Event management / MICE 2140 2810
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1838 2513
General & Wholesale Trading 1940 2570
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 2000 3325
Healthcare / Medical 1771 2571
Hotel / Hospitality 1950 2725
Manufacturing / Production 1705 2437
Printing / Publishing 1850 2435
Property / Real Estate 2350 3225
Retail / Merchandise 1871 2610
Telecommunication 1600 2125
Textiles / Garment 1867 2583
Travel / Tourism 1800 2575


4. Type of job: Building / Construction 

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Architectural Services / Interior Designing 1982 2938
Arts / Design / Fashion 1933 2700
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 2200 3175
Construction / Building / Engineering 2108 3185
Consulting (Business & Management) 1985 2825
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 1887 2796
Exhibitions / Event management / MICE 2340 3580
General & Wholesale Trading 1650 2200
Manufacturing / Production 2039 2750
Retail / Merchandise 1767 2767


5. Type of job: Computer / IT

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Accounting / Audit / Tax Services 2500 3300
Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR 2055 2936
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 2500 3467
Apparel 2167 3000
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 2240 2980
Banking / Financial ServicesBanking / Financial Services 2399 3645
Call Centre / IT-Enabled Services / BPO 2243 3024
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 1892 2686
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 2476 3722
Construction / Building / Engineering 1867 2617
Consulting (Business & Management) 2355 3717
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 2320 3306
Consumer Products / FMCG 2050 3038
Education 2200 3023
Electrical & Electronics 2010 2882
Entertainment / Media 2017 2883
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 2486 3457
General & Wholesale Trading 2000 3550
Healthcare / Medical 1933 2767
Hotel / Hospitality 2100 3117
Insurance 2533 3656
Manufacturing / Production 2090 3070
Oil / Gas / Petroleum 2020 2740
Printing / Publishing 2025 2775
Property / Real Estate 2325 3450
Retail / Merchandise 1850 2671
Stockbroking / Securities 1867 2267
Telecommunication 2504 3852
Transportation / Logistics 2214 3343
Travel / Tourism 2133 3200
Utilities / Power 1500 2533

  

6. Type of job: Education / Training 

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Banking / Financial Services 2333 4367
Consulting (Business & Management) 1833 3167
Education 1689 2533
General & Wholesale Trading 2400 3675
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 2433 3500
Non-Profit Organisation / Social Services / NGO 1750 2336
Retail / Merchandise 2100 3033


7. Type of job: Engineering

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1936 2914
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 1648 2399
Chemical / Fertilizers / Pesticides 1675 2550
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 1917 2833
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 1644 2289
Construction / Building / Engineering 1899 2924
Consulting (Business & Management) 2160 3100
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 2217 3413
Consumer Products / FMCG 2244 3100
Education 1800 2700
Electrical & Electronics 1872 2674
Entertainment / Media 2175 3125
Environment / Health / Safety 1667 2350
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1800 2450
General & Wholesale Trading 1845 2645
Government / Defence 1655 2244
Healthcare / Medical 1790 2470
Heavy Industrial / Machinery / Equipment 1825 2849
Hotel / Hospitality 1933 2467
Manufacturing / Production 1990 2830
Oil / Gas / Petroleum 2543 3754
Polymer / Plastic / Rubber / Tyres 2000 2700
R&D 2350 3150
Repair & Maintenance Services 1575 2375
Retail / Merchandise 2275 3356
Science & Technology 1750 2567
Semiconductor / Wafer Fabrication 2308 3042
Telecommunication 1948 2831
Transportation / Logistics 1855 2836
Utilities / Power 1961 3311


8. Type of job: Healthcare

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical / Clinical research 1900 2600
Education 1410 2122
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 1650 2550
Healthcare / Medical 1886 2832
Non-Profit Organisation / Social Services / NGO 1363 2250


9. Type of job: Hotel / Restaurant

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1930 2680
Consulting (Business & Management) 3960 5100
Consumer Products / FMCG 1475 2150
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1442 2121
Healthcare / Medical 1533 1867
Hotel / Hospitality 1652 2228
Property / Real Estate 1600 2167
Retail / Merchandise 1482 2268
Travel / Tourism 1800 2624


10. Type of job: Manufacturing

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1930 2680
Consulting (Business & Management) 3960 5100
Consumer Products / FMCG 1475 2150
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1442 2121
Healthcare / Medical 1533 1867
Hotel / Hospitality 1652 2228
Property / Real Estate 1600 2167
Retail / Merchandise 1482 2268
Travel / Tourism 1800 2624


11. Type of job: Sales / Marketing

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR 2304 3703
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 2113 2913
Agricultural / Plantation / Poultry / Fisheries 1900 2750
Apparel 1433 2389
Architectural Services / Interior Designing 2300 3860
Arts / Design / Fashion 1708 2358
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 1632 2459
Banking / Financial Services 2175 3588
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical / Clinical research 2293 3613
Call Centre / IT-Enabled Services / BPO 2049 3279
Chemical / Fertilizers / Pesticides 2071 3043
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 1905 2895
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 2113 3261
Construction / Building / Engineering 2120 3205
Consulting (Business & Management) 2055 3048
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 2337 3723
Consumer Products / FMCG 2125 2974
Education 1873 2909
Electrical & Electronics 1977 3070
Entertainment / Media 1940 2910
Environment / Health / Safety 1900 3100
Exhibitions / Event management / MICE 2018 3135
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1796 2617
General & Wholesale Trading 2005 3155
Government / Defence 1900 2267
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 2054 3447
Healthcare / Medical 2101 3175
Heavy Industrial / Machinery / Equipment 2169 3320
Hotel / Hospitality 1982 2774
Manufacturing / Production 1945 2991
Oil / Gas / Petroleum 2177 3041
Polymer / Plastic / Rubber / Tyres 2250 3338
Printing / Publishing 1935 2990
Property / Real Estate 1867 2995
Repair & Maintenance Services 1867 3067
Retail / Merchandise 1724 2670
Science & Technology 2321 3464
Security / Law Enforcement 1900 2967
Sports 1400 2300
Telecommunication 1874 2914
Textiles / Garment 1683 2183
Tobacco 3000 3583
Transportation / Logistics 2124 2990
Travel / Tourism 1760 2530
Wood / Fibre / Paper 2100 2925


12. Type of job: Sciences

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1684 2383
Agricultural / Plantation / Poultry / Fisheries 1818 2445
Banking / Financial Services 2467 3133
Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical / Clinical research 1714 2343
Chemical / Fertilizers / Pesticides 1533 2344
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 2333 3000
Consulting (Business & Management) 2167 3111
Consumer Products / FMCG 1625 2275
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1800 2700
General & Wholesale Trading 2000 2733
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 1733 2433
Healthcare / Medical 1918 2755
Manufacturing / Production 1723 2510
R&D 1600 2667
Retail / Merchandise 2050 2750
Science & Technology 2000 3075
Travel / Tourism 2300 3000


13. Type of job: Services 

Industry Salary range
(average min)
Salary range
(average max)
Advertising / Marketing / Promotion / PR 2096 3022
Aerospace / Aviation / Airline 1834 2492
Apparel 1700 2600
Arts / Design / Fashion 1571 2414
Automobile / Automotive Ancillary / Vehicle 1852 2602
Banking / Financial Services 2134 2782
Call Centre / IT-Enabled Services / BPO 2258 3044
Chemical / Fertilizers / Pesticides 1933 3022
Computer / Information Technology (Hardware) 2000 2661
Computer / Information Technology (Software) 1928 2922
Construction / Building / Engineering 1525 2117
Consulting (Business & Management) 2124 2702
Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical) 2128 3096
Consumer Products / FMCG 1786 2721
Education 2031 2938
Electrical & Electronics 1816 2600
Entertainment / Media 1733 2478
Food & Beverage / Catering / Restaurant 1575 2175
Gems / Jewellery 1500 2133
General & Wholesale Trading 1750 2365
Grooming / Beauty / Fitness 1749 2875
Healthcare / Medical 1688 2418
Heavy Industrial / Machinery / Equipment 1680 2410
Hotel / Hospitality 2025 2590
Insurance 1875 2617
Law / Legal 1859 2688
Manufacturing / Production 1668 2421
Non-Profit Organisation / Social Services / NGO 1700 2200
Oil / Gas / Petroleum 2050 2709
Printing / Publishing 1740 2593
Property / Real Estate 1518 2221
Retail / Merchandise 1614 2261
Security / Law Enforcement 1543 2025
Stockbroking / Securities 2000 2600
Telecommunication 1929 2649
Transportation / Logistics 1710 2484
Travel / Tourism 2300 2819

Now that you have an idea about the average salary of entry level jobs in Malaysia, find out which jobs have the highest starting salary here.

Note: The list above is based on data for the Central Region. For data on other regions in Malaysia, please refer to JobStreet.com’s 2017 salary report.

Source: JobStreet.com 2017 Salary Report

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