10 March 2019
Last year, fresh university graduates earned a higher starting pay, with a median monthly salary of $3,500, according to results of a joint graduate employment survey.
The graduates with the best starting pay for full-time permanent jobs came from the information technology sector.
Graduates from the information and digital technologies, business and built environment courses had the highest full-time permanent employment rates.
The survey polled 11,200 fresh graduates from full-time programmes at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Social Sciences.
The universities said many of their graduates managed to find full-time jobs through internships.
Nearly nine in 10 graduates, or 88.9 per cent, found jobs within six months of their final examinations.