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Information Technology Average Salaries in Singapore 2022

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Singapore?


Average Monthly Salary
8,480 SGD
( 102,000 SGD yearly)

LOW
4,400
SGD
AVERAGE
8,480
SGD
HIGH
13,800
SGD

A person working in Information Technology in Singapore typically earns around 8,480 SGD per month. Salaries range from 4,400 SGD (lowest average) to 13,800 SGD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer7,160 SGD
ABAP Developer6,720 SGD
Advertising Account Planner6,760 SGD
Android Developer7,400 SGD
Angular Developer6,730 SGD
Application Consultant9,810 SGD
Applications System Specialist6,580 SGD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist9,020 SGD
Artificial Intelligence Developer8,980 SGD
AS400 Programmer8,000 SGD
Assistant Information Technology Manager9,850 SGD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager8,940 SGD
Avaloq Developer7,290 SGD
BizTalk Developer 8,320 SGD
Blockchain Associate7,410 SGD
Blockchain Developer6,900 SGD
Build and Release Engineer7,010 SGD
Business Intelligence Analyst8,080 SGD
Business Intelligence Developer8,590 SGD
Business Objects Developer7,530 SGD
Business Process Consultant8,060 SGD
Business Systems Analyst7,300 SGD
C# Developer8,570 SGD
C++ Developer8,600 SGD
Capacity Planning Manager9,920 SGD
Change Administrator7,020 SGD
Chief Information Security Officer10,900 SGD
Client Delivery Manager10,200 SGD
CMS Developer6,420 SGD
Computer Animator6,550 SGD
Computer Hardware Engineer6,420 SGD
Computer Networks Architect8,290 SGD
Computer Operator5,090 SGD
Computer Technician5,830 SGD
Copy Editor6,190 SGD
CRM Application Administrator7,070 SGD
Cross Platform Security Manager10,100 SGD
Curam Developer6,320 SGD
Data Analyst7,530 SGD
Data Architect8,020 SGD
Data Center Technician6,610 SGD
Data Entry Supervisor5,160 SGD
Data Manager10,300 SGD
Data Modeling Analyst7,950 SGD
Data Quality Analyst7,930 SGD
Data Security Analyst7,820 SGD
Data Security Manager10,300 SGD
Data Warehousing Manager10,300 SGD
Data Warehousing Specialist7,490 SGD
Database Administration Manager9,630 SGD
Database Administrator7,900 SGD
Database Analyst8,160 SGD
Database Developer7,930 SGD
Database Report Writer7,310 SGD
Delivery Manager8,350 SGD
Developer / Programmer7,950 SGD
Development Manager11,300 SGD
Director of Application Development11,900 SGD
Director of Technology12,800 SGD
Disaster Recovery Analyst7,580 SGD
Documentation Specialist7,120 SGD
E-Commerce Manager9,320 SGD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst8,890 SGD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager9,640 SGD
E-Commerce Sales Manager9,990 SGD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager10,500 SGD
Enterprise Architecture Manager10,200 SGD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect10,200 SGD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager12,500 SGD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant7,900 SGD
ERP Analyst8,430 SGD
ERP Project Manager10,900 SGD
Ethical Hacker6,800 SGD
Financial Systems Manager11,800 SGD
Flash Developer6,800 SGD
Front End Developer6,540 SGD
Full Stack Developer7,630 SGD
Functional Analyst7,870 SGD
Game Developer7,380 SGD
GIS Analyst6,970 SGD
GIS Developer7,440 SGD
Global BI Analyst8,200 SGD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer6,880 SGD
Graphics Programmer6,500 SGD
Graphics Web Designer6,280 SGD
Hardware Design Engineer7,650 SGD
Hardware Engineering Manager11,600 SGD
Hardware Technician6,090 SGD
Head of Development11,300 SGD
Help Desk Analyst7,580 SGD
Help Desk Manager8,560 SGD
Help Desk Support5,760 SGD
Helpdesk Manager8,720 SGD
Imaging Programmer6,850 SGD
Informatics Optimization Specialist7,770 SGD
Information Assurance Analyst7,800 SGD
Information Program Director10,400 SGD
Information Security Administrator9,180 SGD
Information Security Analyst9,690 SGD
Information Security Engineer7,830 SGD
Information Security Manager11,900 SGD
Information Security Specialist9,730 SGD
Information Services Consultant9,040 SGD
Information Technology Administrator6,470 SGD
Information Technology Asset Manager9,980 SGD
Information Technology Consultant9,110 SGD
Information Technology Coordinator6,350 SGD
Information Technology Director13,700 SGD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer6,850 SGD
Information Technology Manager13,500 SGD
Information Technology Operations Manager12,400 SGD
Information Technology Product Manager11,100 SGD
Information Technology Project Administrator6,810 SGD
Information Technology Project Coordinator8,190 SGD
Information Technology Project Leader9,430 SGD
Information Technology Project Manager12,000 SGD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager9,200 SGD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)8,630 SGD
Information Technology Quality Specialist8,110 SGD
Information Technology Support5,410 SGD
Information Technology Team Leader9,210 SGD
Information Technology Trainer8,130 SGD
Information Technology Training Analyst7,740 SGD
Interface Design Manager9,930 SGD
Interface Designer6,570 SGD
IOS Developer8,730 SGD
Java Developer8,430 SGD
Javascript Developer7,490 SGD
Lead Developer9,100 SGD
Linux Administrator7,730 SGD
Lotus Domino Administrator8,250 SGD
Lotus Notes Developer8,140 SGD
Mail Server Administrator7,010 SGD
Major Incident Manager8,670 SGD
Managed Service Specialist7,360 SGD
Microsystems Engineer7,390 SGD
Mobile Developer7,520 SGD
Multimedia Developer6,800 SGD
Multimedia Services Manager8,940 SGD
Network Administration Team Lead9,280 SGD
Network Administrator6,660 SGD
Network Analyst7,020 SGD
Network and Infrastructure Manager12,200 SGD
Network Engineer6,700 SGD
Network Engineering Manager8,710 SGD
Network Security Systems Manager9,250 SGD
Network Specialist7,290 SGD
Network Technician5,730 SGD
Nodejs Developer8,120 SGD
NT Systems Administrator6,880 SGD
Numerical Control Programmer6,170 SGD
Online Banking Manager12,200 SGD
Online Banking Specialist9,090 SGD
OPS Manager11,000 SGD
Oracle Database Administrator7,060 SGD
Oracle Developer8,450 SGD
Perl Developer6,570 SGD
PHP Developer6,840 SGD
Python Developer7,830 SGD
Records Manager6,450 SGD
Remedy Developer6,120 SGD
Reporting Analyst7,350 SGD
Ruby Developer6,850 SGD
Salesforce Administrator7,370 SGD
Salesforce Developer6,050 SGD
SAP Consultant8,360 SGD
SAS Programmer6,860 SGD
Scrum Master6,550 SGD
SEO Associate6,350 SGD
SEO Manager9,360 SGD
Service Delivery Manager10,400 SGD
Service Level Manager9,840 SGD
Service Support Lead7,640 SGD
SharePoint Administrator7,130 SGD
Sharepoint Consultant8,350 SGD
Sharepoint Developer7,990 SGD
Shift Leader8,590 SGD
SOA Analyst7,500 SGD
SOC Engineer7,310 SGD
Software Analyst7,320 SGD
Software Architect7,690 SGD
Software Development Manager10,600 SGD
Software Engineer7,760 SGD
Software QA Engineer7,350 SGD
Software Sales7,250 SGD
Software Specialist6,910 SGD
Software Support Engineer6,520 SGD
Software Test Engineer6,910 SGD
Solutions Architect10,900 SGD
Storage Engineer6,170 SGD
Supervisor5,160 SGD
Support Analyst6,920 SGD
Support Specialist7,800 SGD
System Administrator6,860 SGD
Systems Analyst7,530 SGD
Systems Architect7,700 SGD
Systems Consultant9,000 SGD
Systems Engineer6,170 SGD
Systems Integrator7,410 SGD
Technical Analyst6,860 SGD
Technical Consultant8,440 SGD
Technical Manager8,260 SGD
Technical Project Manager10,200 SGD
Technical Sales7,740 SGD
Technical Trainer8,120 SGD
Technical Writer7,060 SGD
Technology Business Analyst8,150 SGD
Technology Director12,600 SGD
Technology Specialist10,000 SGD
Teradata Developer6,470 SGD
Test Analyst7,290 SGD
Tester6,630 SGD
Testing Manager9,790 SGD
TIBCO Developer6,910 SGD
UNIX Administrator7,610 SGD
Usability Engineer7,520 SGD
User Experience Consultant8,190 SGD
User Experience Design Expert8,190 SGD
User Experience Designer6,930 SGD
User Experience Researcher8,220 SGD
User Interface Designer7,430 SGD
VB Developer5,930 SGD
VB.NET Developer7,790 SGD
Video Game Designer6,620 SGD
Visual Information Specialist6,930 SGD
Web Applications Manager8,770 SGD
Web Content Specialist8,700 SGD
Web Designer6,530 SGD
Web Developer6,590 SGD
Web Editor6,090 SGD
Web Project Manager9,080 SGD
Web Promotions Specialist7,960 SGD
Web Security Administrator8,240 SGD
Web Security Manager11,900 SGD
Web Support Analyst5,770 SGD
Web Writer6,420 SGD
Webmaster6,710 SGD
Windows System Administrator6,800 SGD
Wireless Consultant9,180 SGD
Writer and Documentor6,880 SGD

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Singapore range from 4,400 SGD per month (minimum average salary) to 13,800 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,820 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 8,820 SGD while the other half are earning more than 8,820 SGD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 5,950 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,950 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 11,800 SGD while 25% are earning more than 11,800 SGD.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 Singapore Dollar(s) to 127,000 Singapore Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Singapore who work in Information Technology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
8,710 SGD
Female-5%
8,300 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Singapore / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Singapore is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

44% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
56%
No Bonus
44%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Singapore


49 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 49 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximately 49 SGD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,270 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,670 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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