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Salary for an engineer in semiconductor area with Master?

Postby sholai » Wed, 11 Feb 2009 9:40 pm

My background first,
27 yo, Master by research in a top Australian university + 1yr work in the uni = 3yr+ research experience. Current salary after tax = $45,000 + $5000 superannuation (though inaccessable unil 55 yo)

I have got an offer from an European multi-national company in SG. Base salary is $3600/mth, ~$47000/yr. I have 1 year work experience but the company seems doesnt buy it as my role will be production rather than R&D.


Is my pay just the starting salary for a fresh SG master grad? They told me 2700-2900/mth for a grad, didnt specify bachelor or master.


I believe I am more capable and useful than a fresh grad. I do not expect to be paid highly but fairly, even though my research area is completely relevant to the job and my uni is globally renowned in this area. If I go back to my country China, my remuneration will be higher. However, I love multicultural places, like SG :) .

One more question, how much is the monthly living cost if living in the west, sharing condo/apartment (own room), no smoking & drinking? Location has to be near Metro and shops.
The recruiter says with my salary, I can live a better life in SG than in AU(~A$1400/mth, 40% of the salary).


Any comments will be highly appreciated! I show great respect to the helpers in this subforum as there are always lazy people trying to saving searching time. I did hours of search but cant find a similar case. And I dont know SG's geography so renting ads dont really make sense to me :???:

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Postby mamaliki » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 2:20 am

market is very bad for semiconductors now, i'm from semiconductor, from your info i can guess which company offered you the job.....hahahaha......to be frank to you.....your renumeration is good for a beginner....just take it......no matter what you have to start somewhere....do contact me if you want to know more about semiconductor here

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Postby ksl » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 2:31 am

Many are being laid off in the industry, i would take the job and count myself lucky and read the contract well. You may move up by next year if you are lucky. I hear Taiwan are calling workers back in, because of an upsurge in orders, but I doubt it will last for long.

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Postby sholai » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 3:32 am

thank heaps for you guys' replies.
mamaliki, cant pm you until i make more posts.

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Postby sholai » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 3:47 am

ksl wrote: I hear Taiwan are calling workers back in, because of an upsurge in orders, but I doubt it will last for long.

Incredible. Taiwan's export slumps by 30%, most heavily blown by the crisis among asian countries.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:05 am

sholai wrote:
ksl wrote: I hear Taiwan are calling workers back in, because of an upsurge in orders, but I doubt it will last for long.

Incredible. Taiwan's export slumps by 30%, most heavily blown by the crisis among asian countries.
Couldn't agree more, although orders have come from China mostly for mobile phone chips, it will be short lived, the industry is expected to fall another 17.5% or more. consolidations are likely to happen within, with more workers on forced non pay leave a shorter working week.

http://www.isuppli.com/MarketWatchDetail.aspx?ID=328

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Postby sholai » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:01 pm

ksl wrote:
sholai wrote:
ksl wrote: I hear Taiwan are calling workers back in, because of an upsurge in orders, but I doubt it will last for long.

Incredible. Taiwan's export slumps by 30%, most heavily blown by the crisis among asian countries.
Couldn't agree more, although orders have come from China mostly for mobile phone chips, it will be short lived, the industry is expected to fall another 17.5% or more. consolidations are likely to happen within, with more workers on forced non pay leave a shorter working week.

http://www.isuppli.com/MarketWatchDetail.aspx?ID=328


thanks for sharing the info. Fortunately, I am with solar.


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