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These Are The Highest And Lowest Paying Entry-Level Jobs In Klang Valley

JobStreet Malaysia's salary guide for the year 2017.

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The rising costs of living and economic downturns have gotten most people talking about salary increments, hoping to earn fair wages. In line with that, JobStreet.com released a salary guide based on different industries and position title.

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JobStreet.com explained that the comprehensive salary guide would help to give an indication and idea of the average salaries offered by companies across various industries in Malaysia for the year 2017.

They, did, however, stress that the actual salaries for these positions may vary based on factors such as market demand and supply, the academic grades, unique skills and experiences of the candidate.

This salary guide is based on job advertisements that were advertised on JobStreet.com Malaysia from the year 2015 to 2016. The salaries were extracted from direct companies. They've only taken jobs with a minimum salary of RM1,000 and a maximum salary of RM100,000.

Based on JobStreet Malaysia's salary guide, we've compiled the list of highest and lowest paying entry-level jobs, divided by different industries and focusing on the central region:

Central region refers to jobs in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

Note: The industries are arranged in alphabetical order.

1. Accounting and finance

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the government or defence sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,867 and a minimum of RM2,233.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the polymer, plastic, rubber or tyres industry can earn you a maximum of RM2,133 and a minimum of RM1,500.

2. Admin and human resources

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the sports sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,933 and a minimum of RM1,767.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the wood, fibre, or paper industry can earn you a maximum of RM1,867 and a minimum of RM1,400.

3. Arts, media and communications

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the grooming, beauty and fitness sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,325 and a minimum of RM2,000.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the printing and publishing industry can earn you a maximum of RM2,000 and a minimum of RM1,533.

4. Building and construction

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the exhibitions, event management, and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,580 and a minimum of RM2,340.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the general and wholesale trading industry can earn you a maximum of RM2,200 and a minimum of RM1,650.

5. Computer and IT

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the telecommunications sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,852 and a minimum of RM2,504.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the stockbroking and securities industry can earn you a maximum of RM2,267 and a minimum of RM1,867.

6. Education and training

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the banking and financial services sector can earn you a maximum of RM4,367 and a minimum of RM2,333.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under non-profit organisations (NGOs) and social services can earn you a maximum of RM2,336 and a minimum of RM1,750.

7. Engineering

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the oil, gas and petroleum sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,754 and a minimum of RM2,543.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the government or defence sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,244 and a minimum of RM1,655.

8. Healthcare

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the healthcare or medical sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,832 and a minimum of RM1,886.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the education sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,122 and a minimum of RM1,410.

9. Hotel and restaurant (highest paying industry)

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the consulting (business and management) sector can earn you a maximum of RM5,100 and a minimum of RM3,960.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the aerospace, aviation or airline sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,680 and a minimum of RM1,930.

10. Manufacturing (lowest paying industry)

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the aerospace, aviation or airline sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,750 and a minimum of RM1,775.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the computer or information technology (software) sector can earn you a maximum of RM1,875 and a minimum of RM1,350.

11. Sales and marketing

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the architectural or interior designing sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,860 and a minimum of RM2,300.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the textiles or garment sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,183 and a minimum of RM1,683.

12. Sciences

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the banking or financial services sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,133 and a minimum of RM2,467.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under consumer products or Fast Moving Consumer Products (FMCP) sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,275 and a minimum of RM1,625.

13. Services

Highest paying: Working in the entry-level position under the consulting (IT, science, engineering & technical) sector can earn you a maximum of RM3,096 and a minimum of RM2,128.

Lowest paying: Working in the entry-level position under construction, building, or the engineering sector can earn you a maximum of RM2,117 and a minimum of RM1,525.

Check out JobStreet Malaysia's complete list of salaries based on different industries and position here.

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