This table is compiled with the results of the annual Graduate Employment Survey(GES) AY21-22 which is administered to graduates about 6 months after taking their final examinations in NUS. 6,897 full-time graduates and 830 follow-up graduates from NUS were surveyed in November 2021 and the overall response rate obtained was 74.6% and 69.4% respectively. Salaries shown are on a per-month basis.
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1. The employment rates refer to the number of graduates employed as a proportion of economically active graduates (i.e. graduates who have entered the labour market) as of 1 Nov 2021 (i.e. approximately 6 months after completing their final examinations).
2. Overall employment includes all types of full-time and part-time/temporary employment.
3. Full-time permanent employment refers to the employment of at least 35 hours a week and where the employment is not temporary. It includes those on contracts of one year or more.
4. Gross monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises the basic salary, fixed allowances, over-time pay and commissions. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.
5. Data on law, medical and pharmacy graduates are obtained from a follow-up survey on 2020 graduates after they have completed their 1-year practical law course/pupillage/housemanship/first-year residency/practical training. Data on architecture graduates are obtained from a follow-up survey on 2018 architecture graduates after they have completed their practical training.
6. **: No data is shown due to the small number/proportion of respondents.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is median salary?
The median monthly salary is the salary of the ‘central’ (i.e. 50th Percentile) graduate in a set of full-time permanently employed graduates when they are arranged in a sequential order by salary. The median is a useful reference when the salary data is not evenly distributed (e.g. when the group contains graduates with exceptionally low or high salaries, especially when the number of respondents is relatively small).
2. What do the 25th and 75th percentile gross monthly salaries indicate?
If there are 100 students from that course who responded, then the 25th percentile (i.e. the lower quartile) gross monthly salary indicates that 75 graduates earn more than that salary, and the 75th percentile (i.e. the upper quartile) indicates that 25 graduates earn more than the gross monthly salary indicated.
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