2020’s Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for Fresh Graduates in Singapore

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highest paying jobs for fresh graduates in Singapore
highest paying jobs for fresh graduates in Singapore

With the COVID-19 outbreak dimming the outlook of Singapore’s job market, many fresh graduates are apprehensive about which job sectors to enter into that give decent pay while offering stability. While some seek a salary that is below average to get a job quickly, others seek a high paying job. In this article, we will shed light on some of the companies hiring in the top 10 highest paying specialisations.

1st: Computer and IT

2nd: Healthcare

3rd: Accounting and Finance

4th: Education and Training

5th: Building and Construction

6th: Engineering

7th: Sales and Marketing

8th: Science

9th: Admin and HR

10th: Arts, Media and Comms

Do note that different roles in each job specialisation will require different sets of requirements and duties, and the ones listed below are meant to be referred to as a general guideline only.

1st: Computer and IT

computer and IT
computer and IT

According to JobStreet’s latest Salary Report, an entry-level Computer and IT executive earns an average of $3,221 per month in 2019; this is an increase of 13% compared to 2018! As Singapore steps up its effort in driving digital transformation and adoption across various industries, companies are also implementing efforts to digitalise their community by actively recruiting more IT talents to join them.

If you possess at least a tertiary education in Computer Science or an IT-related discipline with a strong command of software language, these companies are still hiring:

Daviscomms

DXC Technology Singapore

ECnet Limited

National University of Singapore

NCS Pte Ltd

View all Computer / IT jobs

2nd: Healthcare

highest paying job healthcare
highest paying job healthcare

Deserving of all the credit recognition, especially during these challenging times, healthcare workers are one of the top 3 highest paid entry-level specialisations with an average of $3,005 per month, a 3% increase from 2018.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a passion to help others in need, and impeccable organisation skills kickstart your fulfilling career in healthcare with these companies:

Alexandra Hospital

KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

National University Health System

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Woodlands Health Campus

View all Healthcare jobs

3rd: Accounting and Finance

highest paying job accounting
highest paying job accounting

A dampened economic market does not necessarily have to give you an apprehensive outlook with these jobs that pay! Unsurprisingly, jobs in Accounting and Finance continue to see an upward trend with a monthly average salary of $2,977 for fresh graduates in 2019, a 12% increase compared to the previous year.

Besides possessing a degree in Accountancy / Finance / Business, if you have a strong ability to multitask and thrive under pressure, secure your placement today with Jobstreet for a financially rewarding career in these companies:

CBS Ventures

EM Services

Phillip Futures

Precursor Assurance PAC

Prestige Accounting

View all Accounting / Finance jobs

4th: Education and Training

highest paying jobs education
highest paying jobs education

If you know where to look, you can always find job opportunities even in a market on the downturn. Compared to 2018, employees in the Education and Training industry see themselves with an average monthly salary of $2,801, an increase of 10%.

As the government sector looks to double its expenditure to improve school education to ensure social mobility, you can take heart in this upward trend and keep an eye out for any golden opportunities. Passionate about children and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an early childhood education certificate? Check out these following companies that are recruiting:

EtonHouse

Global Child Development Centre’s

Mathvision Enrichment Centre

SKOOL4KIDZ

Training Vision Institute

View all Education/Training jobs

5th: Building and Construction

building and construction
building and construction

Although construction efforts have been drastically impacted during the pandemic, the market is set to pick up again and at a more rapid pace to see overdue projects to completion posthaste. Fresh graduates can expect an average monthly salary of $2,784 based on JobStreet’s latest intel gathered in 2019.

Handle and coordinate projects, manage progress and contracts, and conduct detailed site analysis. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil / Structural / Mechanical Engineering are welcome to apply at these companies:

EM Services

Forefront Interior

Samsung C&T Corporation

SH Design & Build

DJ Builders & Contractors

View all Building/Construction jobs

6th: Engineering

Engineering
Engineering

Engineers are instrumental, and they play a vital role in various fields. Depending on your area of specialisation, from aerospace and medicine to the built environment and entertainment, entry-level positions can expect to garner a monthly salary of $2,751 in 2019, which you can use as a benchmark when heading into your first job.

Fresh graduates can expect to lend their support on projects and learn the ropes from their experienced seniors. Being detail orientated and highly organised with a strong work ethic are highly appreciated when applying to these companies too:

Nutek

Realtek Singapore

Seagate

ST Engineering Electronics

United Microelectronics Corporation

View all Engineering jobs

7th: Sales and Marketing

sales and marketing
sales and marketing

A knack for making elevator pitches and a passion for persuasion? Developing and presenting compelling briefs and proposals are an artform all on their own, which pays well too! For a start, the average entry-level salary is $2,742 per month. Although such positions vary depending on commission and can either break through the roof or remain at the base rate.

Ready to put your skills to test? Check out these companies who want you!

Biocomm

Leo Pharma Asia

Mindlab

Prima Taste

Shopee

View all Sales / Marketing jobs

8th: Science

science
science

Remember how you would dream of becoming a scientist one day as a child? Those dreams can soon become your reality that not only feeds your passion but pays the bills too. With an average monthly salary of $2,602 for entry-level positions, jumpstart your rewarding career of a lifetime with these companies:

The pursuit of Scientific inquiry, like all other passions, requires hard work, resilience, and an attitude of excellence. Besides a basic Bachelor’s Degree, employers look for organised individuals with a strong work ethic.

Institut D’Expertise Clinique

Quasi-S

Sengkang General Hospital

Setsco Services

Zagro Singapore

View all Science jobs

9th: Admin and HR

admin and hr
admin and hr

An efficient ecosystem does not solely rely on the leader, but a whole army of individuals who have their unique role to play. Assisting with operations from data entry to casting the right people for the job requires dexterity and amazing interpersonal skills. With such a pivotal role, entry-level positions average $2,535 per month in 2019, a 5% increase as compared to $2,415 in 2018.

Dealing with terms and contracts, salary crediting, and interviewing potential candidates require a meticulous eye for detail and the wisdom of discernment. A spectrum of roles is available, some of which require only a Diploma or ‘A’ Level certificate, while others would benefit your long-term personal growth with a Bachelor’s Degree. Check out these companies that fit the bill:

PSA Corporation

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Kompacplus

Singapore Children’s Society

LS2 Design & Construction

View all Admin / HR jobs

10th: Arts, Media and Comms

arts media comm
arts media comm

The Arts are not dead! In a society that values the professions that drive the economy, Communications students take heart that entry-level positions in this specialisation take a spot in the Top 10 highest paying fields with an average of $2,526 per month in 2019.

Digitally savvy, proactive and a willingness to learn are some of the key traits to excel in these companies:

Kaplan Singapore

Don Don Donki

Artary SG

Floorrich Global

Print That Now!

View all Arts / Media / Comms jobs

Whether you are looking for a new job or seeking a pay raise, this article serves as a handy guide for you to be aware of the current market rate. While you are job hunting, do make sure you have got a stellar resume on hand! Check out our 10 powerful tips to craft your resume, and for more resume and cover letter advice, link here.

Landed an interview? Congratulations! Here’s how you can Prep for a video interview in the age of a pandemic as well as Top 5 questions you can ask during your interview to showcase your zeal and ace their test. Stay on top of the game with these 5 Principles of Salary Negotiation to get the remuneration you are looking for. All the best!

*All data in this article are based on the Jobstreet 2020 Job Report.