Everybody wants a job that they love, but most of the time employees are just in it for the money because, you know, bills.
If this sounds like you, here’s a tip: Don’t pick a job based just on position alone. Industry and location matter too.
According to JobStreet’s latest salary report, job listings placed on its website from 2015 to 2016 showed that salaries varied greatly across industry, and changes according to location.
Jobs in central regions such as Kuala Lumpur tend to command higher pay in most instances, but can be higher in other parts of Malaysia for industries such as engineering.
Consumer finance website iMoney studied the report and found that some industries which offer high entry level salaries may not offer high mid or senior level salaries. This means that a person with one of the highest paid jobs across industries at entry level may not remain highly-paid after getting promoted.
Using data from the report, the website identified the top three highest paying industries in Malaysia as engineering, computer/IT and healthcare. In contrast, the lowest-paying industries were identified were hotels/restaurants, education/training and admin/HR.