Highest Paid Jobs in Malaysia according to Jobstreet.com Salary Survey
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A recent Nielsen survey based on the jobseekers in Malaysia showed that when it came to choosing a job, salary is their most important consideration. Well, this is no surprise as we do not choose a career that would not pay well after putting so much effort and money into the studies. Of course it should match our interest, skills and passion as well. Jobstreet salary guide shows the top 10 highest paying jobs in Malaysia where students can refer to when making their decision in choosing the right course to study.
Of course, the career that we choose should match our interest, skills and passion as well. When considering a course, it is important also to know how much the salary for the job would be. If you do not come from a rich family, you should not choose a course with a low job salary upon graduation.
It would make it very hard for you to save enough money to buy a car, house, support yourself and your future spouse, as well as your ageing parents. It is important to choose the right course so that you do not end up with a job that does not pay well after your studies or even worse, no job.
JobStreet.com’s study, the first job site in Southeast Asia to have introduced the list of top paying jobs for fresh graduates and experienced personnel, was based on salaries posted by employers on JobStreet.com from Jan 1 to Aug 31 2013. Job Street came up with a list of jobs with the highest average salaries across all position levels based on the salaries posted by employers on JobStreet.com from 1 January to 31 August 2013.
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Jobstreet.com Salary Survey on Top Salaries in Malaysia
To further help candidates gauge whether their salaries are competitive to the market JobStreet.com recently did a study to find out the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia. The Study Showed That Most Jobs In The Top 10 List Tend To Be Technical Or Science Based.
The study shows the top paying salaries for Fresh Graduates, Junior Executives, Senior Executives, Managers, and Senior Managers. For students who do not understand the difference, upon graduation, your first position is as an Executive level (degree). After that, you will be promoted to Junior Executive, then Senior Exec, Assistant Manager, Manager, and then Senior Manager. The time taken from Fresh Graduate to Senior Manager level could take from 6-10 years depending on your skills.
Fresh graduates can expect to get an average salary of RM2,100 per month. On Average, JUNIOR EXECUTIVES Can Earn A Salary Range From RM2,100 To RM3,900, With The Average Being RM2,800 Across All Industries
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We search for articles such as the one below that will benefit our students to help them make the right choices about choosing their career and course. When making a decision to choose a course, one of the important factors is the salary. It is important to find out if the salary of the course that you are planning to take would be able to support your future lifestyle and financial goals.
Top 10 highest Starting Salary for Fresh Graduates in Malaysia
- Pharmacy RM3,640
- Corporate Strategy RM3,200
- Sales – Financial Services RM3,054
- Doctor RM2,719
- Sales – Engineering and IT RM2,612
- Geophysics RM2,612
- Aviation RM2,533
- Actuarial Science RM2,475
- Sales – Corporate RM2,456
- IT – Software RM2,452
Top 10 highest Starting Salary for Junior Executives in Malaysia
- Doctor RM3,899
- Process Design and Control RM3,898
- Corporate Strategy RM3,800
- Sales – Financial Services RM3,729
- Engineering – Oil/Gas RM3,606
- Finance – Corporate Finance RM3,500
- Pharmacy RM3,470
- Aviation RM3,475
- IT – Software RM3,398
- Legal Services RM3,396
Although young doctors can achieve a figure of RM2,700 as a houseman, their salary can quickly increase to about RM3,900 with 3-4 years of experience. Most specializations in the list of Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for junior level are in the technical field.
This includes Process Design& Control, Engineering- Oil/Gas, Aviation, and IT- Software.
Those in Pharmacy can earn RM3,600 as their starting wage. Executives doing corporate strategy come in second, earning a basic pay of RM3,200. Take note that these are just basic salaries, and do not include any other forms of compensation such as leave credits, medical benefits, insurance and incentives.
Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for Senior Executives according to Jobstreet
For senior executives, the engineering sector pays well for employees. Out of the top 10, they take up three slots in the best paying jobs
- Geophysics RM7,514
- Doctor RM6,903
- Engineering – Oil/Gas RM6,353
- IT – Software RM5,269
- Process Design & Control RM5,086
- Training & Development RM4,964
- Pharmacy RM4,935
- Engineering – Electronics RM4,928
- Engineering – Mechanical RM4,745
- Audit/Taxation RM4,721
Candidates At The EXECUTIVE Level who specialised in Medical, Engineering and IT generally earned an above average salary of RM2,800. As for managerial levels and above, specializations such as IT, Science, and Engineering were compensated better.
Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in Malaysia at Manager Level
Doctors, engineers and managers in the aviation specializations draw the highest pay with doctors earning the highest, with an average salary of RM9,500 per month.
- Doctor RM9,530
- Engineering – Oil/Gas RM9,462
- Aviation RM9,406
- Audit/Taxation RM9,226
- Banking – Financial Services RM9,100
- Geophysics RM8,938
- Publishing or Printing RM8,650
- Engineering – Chemical RM8,545
- Engineering – Electronics RM8,146
- IT – Software RM8,112
Top 10 best paying jobs in Malaysia at Senior Manager Level
The Average Salary Of SENIOR MANAGERS Is RM12,800 Across All Industries.
It takes years of experience and expertise before one becomes a senior manager, but all that hard work pays off. Overall, senior managers in specializations such as IT- Hardware, Quality Control/Assurance and Geophysics are the top highest paying job in this position.
- IT – Hardware RM18,100
- Quality Control/Assurance RM17,768
- Geophysics RM17,500
- Property/Real Estate RM16,917
- Engineering – Electrical RM16,503
- Publishing/Printing RM16,500
- Corporate Strategy RM15,606
- Engineering Oil/Gas RM15,307
- Sales – Corporate RM14,815
- Engineering – Civil RM14,768
Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies
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Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.
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Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.
At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.
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How to Choose the Right Course to Study in Malaysia after SPM?
It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM in Malaysia. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, you need to consider the following:
- Look at your results – what are your best & worst subjects, and which subjects are your favourite?
- What are your interests & hobbies?
- What is your passion?
- Job demand for the career of choice. There is no point in choosing a course out of passion and then graduate to find out that you cannot get a job in that field.
- Salary of the career of choice
- Discuss the budget for your studies with your parents. There is no point in choosing a course like Pharmacy or Medicine, if you cannot afford it.