Malaysia’s 10 Best-paying Jobs In 2017
One of the most fundamental money tips when you are struggling financially is to earn more. But in today’s economy and unstable job market, good paying jobs may be hard to come by.
If you are thinking of a career overhaul or perhaps you are looking for your first job, you need to know what the most lucrative industries in the country are. If you are qualified in the role of Administration and Human Resources, it’s important to know the industry that will bring you the highest income.
Online career-recruiting company, Jobstreet released its 2017 Salary Report, which outlines the roles and industries that pay the highest according to their job level. The report is divided into entry level, junior executive, senior executive, manager and senior manager.
We’ve analysed the findings in the report, which are based on jobs advertisement that is advertised on JobStreet.com Malaysia in 2015-2016, and we’ve listed the top three highest paying jobs for each level.
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As the results are based on actual job advertisement, the highest salary for a manager was found to be lower than a senior executive, due to the different industries and roles.
It’s best to look at the list in its totality, because a job that starts off high in salary may not be so when you climb up the career ladder. For example, the second best-paying entry level job is in hotel and restaurant industry. However, overall, the industry is listed as the worst-paying industry based on the report.
Salary also depends on the location of the position. Generally, salary tends to be higher in the central region, such as Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. However, certain positions can get higher pay in other regions such as engineering in the semiconductor/wafer fabrication industry in East Malaysia, which rakes in RM27,500 a month on average in senior managerial role.
For detailed information, refer to the accompanying infographic. The infographic serves as an indication of what is the average salaries offered by companies to help you map out your career path better. The actual salaries for various positions, of course, varies based on many factors such as market demand and supply, the academic grades and acquired skills.
If you are job hunting, it’s time to consider investing in yourself first, so you can demand a higher pay later on!