Polytechnic graduates' starting pay has gone up from $1,850 in 2011 to $1,950 last year.
A survey of 14,329 graduates on pay and employment was conducted by the five polytechnics in Singapore, between October and November last year.
The survey also found that the median gross monthly starting salary for post-national service graduates last year went up from $2,100 in 2011 to $2,253 last year.
The overall employment rate however dipped for both groups. About 91 per cent of fresh graduates found employment last year compared to 92.1 per cent in 2011. For post-NS graduates, 92.1 per cent of them found employment last year compared to 94.7 per cent in 2011.