Fresh grads paid minimum wage in 2020, says Statistics Dept


Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Fresh graduates who joined the job market last year earned lower starting salaries compared to those who joined the year before, said the Statistics Department. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 1, 2021.

FRESH graduates who entered the job market last year earned lower starting salaries compared to those who joined the previous year, said the Statistics Department.

In a Covid-19-hit economy, the fresh graduates are earning salaries comparable to the minimum wage.


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  • The current starting salary of RM1000-1500 is lower than starting salaries for graduates 20 years ago. It just shows that the Malaysian economy has failed.

    Posted 2 years ago by Anonymous 1234

    • This is what the voters of the last 60 odd years wanted, and if the past is a predictor of the future, will continue to want. We deserve the Government we voted for. Never mind, our graduates can always go work as garbage collectors in Singapore etc.

      Posted 2 years ago by Yoon Kok

    • I think you are right. Garbage collectors in Singapore earn S$1607 (MYR 6610) per month.

      Posted 2 years ago by Anonymous 1234