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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||7,160 SGD|
|ABAP Developer||6,720 SGD|
|Advertising Account Planner||6,760 SGD|
|Android Developer||7,400 SGD|
|Angular Developer||6,730 SGD|
|Application Consultant||9,810 SGD|
|Applications System Specialist||6,580 SGD|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||9,020 SGD|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||8,980 SGD|
|AS400 Programmer||8,000 SGD|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||9,850 SGD|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||8,940 SGD|
|Avaloq Developer||7,290 SGD|
|BizTalk Developer||8,320 SGD|
|Blockchain Associate||7,410 SGD|
|Blockchain Developer||6,900 SGD|
|Build and Release Engineer||7,010 SGD|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||8,080 SGD|
|Business Intelligence Developer||8,590 SGD|
|Business Objects Developer||7,530 SGD|
|Business Process Consultant||8,060 SGD|
|Business Systems Analyst||7,300 SGD|
|C# Developer||8,570 SGD|
|C++ Developer||8,600 SGD|
|Capacity Planning Manager||9,920 SGD|
|Change Administrator||7,020 SGD|
|Chief Information Security Officer||10,900 SGD|
|Client Delivery Manager||10,200 SGD|
|CMS Developer||6,420 SGD|
|Computer Animator||6,550 SGD|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||6,420 SGD|
|Computer Networks Architect||8,290 SGD|
|Computer Operator||5,090 SGD|
|Computer Technician||5,830 SGD|
|Copy Editor||6,190 SGD|
|CRM Application Administrator||7,070 SGD|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||10,100 SGD|
|Curam Developer||6,320 SGD|
|Data Analyst||7,530 SGD|
|Data Architect||8,020 SGD|
|Data Center Technician||6,610 SGD|
|Data Entry Supervisor||5,160 SGD|
|Data Manager||10,300 SGD|
|Data Modeling Analyst||7,950 SGD|
|Data Quality Analyst||7,930 SGD|
|Data Security Analyst||7,820 SGD|
|Data Security Manager||10,300 SGD|
|Data Warehousing Manager||10,300 SGD|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||7,490 SGD|
|Database Administration Manager||9,630 SGD|
|Database Administrator||7,900 SGD|
|Database Analyst||8,160 SGD|
|Database Developer||7,930 SGD|
|Database Report Writer||7,310 SGD|
|Delivery Manager||8,350 SGD|
|Developer / Programmer||7,950 SGD|
|Development Manager||11,300 SGD|
|Director of Application Development||11,900 SGD|
|Director of Technology||12,800 SGD|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||7,580 SGD|
|Documentation Specialist||7,120 SGD|
|E-Commerce Manager||9,320 SGD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||8,890 SGD|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||9,640 SGD|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||9,990 SGD|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||10,500 SGD|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||10,200 SGD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||10,200 SGD|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||12,500 SGD|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||7,900 SGD|
|ERP Analyst||8,430 SGD|
|ERP Project Manager||10,900 SGD|
|Ethical Hacker||6,800 SGD|
|Financial Systems Manager||11,800 SGD|
|Flash Developer||6,800 SGD|
|Front End Developer||6,540 SGD|
|Full Stack Developer||7,630 SGD|
|Functional Analyst||7,870 SGD|
|Game Developer||7,380 SGD|
|GIS Analyst||6,970 SGD|
|GIS Developer||7,440 SGD|
|Global BI Analyst||8,200 SGD|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||6,880 SGD|
|Graphics Programmer||6,500 SGD|
|Graphics Web Designer||6,280 SGD|
|Hardware Design Engineer||7,650 SGD|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||11,600 SGD|
|Hardware Technician||6,090 SGD|
|Head of Development||11,300 SGD|
|Help Desk Analyst||7,580 SGD|
|Help Desk Manager||8,560 SGD|
|Help Desk Support||5,760 SGD|
|Helpdesk Manager||8,720 SGD|
|Imaging Programmer||6,850 SGD|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||7,770 SGD|
|Information Assurance Analyst||7,800 SGD|
|Information Program Director||10,400 SGD|
|Information Security Administrator||9,180 SGD|
|Information Security Analyst||9,690 SGD|
|Information Security Engineer||7,830 SGD|
|Information Security Manager||11,900 SGD|
|Information Security Specialist||9,730 SGD|
|Information Services Consultant||9,040 SGD|
|Information Technology Administrator||6,470 SGD|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||9,980 SGD|
|Information Technology Consultant||9,110 SGD|
|Information Technology Coordinator||6,350 SGD|
|Information Technology Director||13,700 SGD|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||6,850 SGD|
|Information Technology Manager||13,500 SGD|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||12,400 SGD|
|Information Technology Product Manager||11,100 SGD|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||6,810 SGD|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||8,190 SGD|
|Information Technology Project Leader||9,430 SGD|
|Information Technology Project Manager||12,000 SGD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||9,200 SGD|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||8,630 SGD|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||8,110 SGD|
|Information Technology Support||5,410 SGD|
|Information Technology Team Leader||9,210 SGD|
|Information Technology Trainer||8,130 SGD|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||7,740 SGD|
|Interface Design Manager||9,930 SGD|
|Interface Designer||6,570 SGD|
|IOS Developer||8,730 SGD|
|Java Developer||8,430 SGD|
|Lead Developer||9,100 SGD|
|Linux Administrator||7,730 SGD|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||8,250 SGD|
|Lotus Notes Developer||8,140 SGD|
|Mail Server Administrator||7,010 SGD|
|Major Incident Manager||8,670 SGD|
|Managed Service Specialist||7,360 SGD|
|Microsystems Engineer||7,390 SGD|
|Mobile Developer||7,520 SGD|
|Multimedia Developer||6,800 SGD|
|Multimedia Services Manager||8,940 SGD|
|Network Administration Team Lead||9,280 SGD|
|Network Administrator||6,660 SGD|
|Network Analyst||7,020 SGD|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||12,200 SGD|
|Network Engineer||6,700 SGD|
|Network Engineering Manager||8,710 SGD|
|Network Security Systems Manager||9,250 SGD|
|Network Specialist||7,290 SGD|
|Network Technician||5,730 SGD|
|Nodejs Developer||8,120 SGD|
|NT Systems Administrator||6,880 SGD|
|Numerical Control Programmer||6,170 SGD|
|Online Banking Manager||12,200 SGD|
|Online Banking Specialist||9,090 SGD|
|OPS Manager||11,000 SGD|
|Oracle Database Administrator||7,060 SGD|
|Oracle Developer||8,450 SGD|
|Perl Developer||6,570 SGD|
|PHP Developer||6,840 SGD|
|Python Developer||7,830 SGD|
|Records Manager||6,450 SGD|
|Remedy Developer||6,120 SGD|
|Reporting Analyst||7,350 SGD|
|Ruby Developer||6,850 SGD|
|Salesforce Administrator||7,370 SGD|
|Salesforce Developer||6,050 SGD|
|SAP Consultant||8,360 SGD|
|SAS Programmer||6,860 SGD|
|Scrum Master||6,550 SGD|
|SEO Associate||6,350 SGD|
|SEO Manager||9,360 SGD|
|Service Delivery Manager||10,400 SGD|
|Service Level Manager||9,840 SGD|
|Service Support Lead||7,640 SGD|
|SharePoint Administrator||7,130 SGD|
|Sharepoint Consultant||8,350 SGD|
|Sharepoint Developer||7,990 SGD|
|Shift Leader||8,590 SGD|
|SOA Analyst||7,500 SGD|
|SOC Engineer||7,310 SGD|
|Software Analyst||7,320 SGD|
|Software Architect||7,690 SGD|
|Software Development Manager||10,600 SGD|
|Software Engineer||7,760 SGD|
|Software QA Engineer||7,350 SGD|
|Software Sales||7,250 SGD|
|Software Specialist||6,910 SGD|
|Software Support Engineer||6,520 SGD|
|Software Test Engineer||6,910 SGD|
|Solutions Architect||10,900 SGD|
|Storage Engineer||6,170 SGD|
|Support Analyst||6,920 SGD|
|Support Specialist||7,800 SGD|
|System Administrator||6,860 SGD|
|Systems Analyst||7,530 SGD|
|Systems Architect||7,700 SGD|
|Systems Consultant||9,000 SGD|
|Systems Engineer||6,170 SGD|
|Systems Integrator||7,410 SGD|
|Technical Analyst||6,860 SGD|
|Technical Consultant||8,440 SGD|
|Technical Manager||8,260 SGD|
|Technical Project Manager||10,200 SGD|
|Technical Sales||7,740 SGD|
|Technical Trainer||8,120 SGD|
|Technical Writer||7,060 SGD|
|Technology Business Analyst||8,150 SGD|
|Technology Director||12,600 SGD|
|Technology Specialist||10,000 SGD|
|Teradata Developer||6,470 SGD|
|Test Analyst||7,290 SGD|
|Testing Manager||9,790 SGD|
|TIBCO Developer||6,910 SGD|
|UNIX Administrator||7,610 SGD|
|Usability Engineer||7,520 SGD|
|User Experience Consultant||8,190 SGD|
|User Experience Design Expert||8,190 SGD|
|User Experience Designer||6,930 SGD|
|User Experience Researcher||8,220 SGD|
|User Interface Designer||7,430 SGD|
|VB Developer||5,930 SGD|
|VB.NET Developer||7,790 SGD|
|Video Game Designer||6,620 SGD|
|Visual Information Specialist||6,930 SGD|
|Web Applications Manager||8,770 SGD|
|Web Content Specialist||8,700 SGD|
|Web Designer||6,530 SGD|
|Web Developer||6,590 SGD|
|Web Editor||6,090 SGD|
|Web Project Manager||9,080 SGD|
|Web Promotions Specialist||7,960 SGD|
|Web Security Administrator||8,240 SGD|
|Web Security Manager||11,900 SGD|
|Web Support Analyst||5,770 SGD|
|Web Writer||6,420 SGD|
|Windows System Administrator||6,800 SGD|
|Wireless Consultant||9,180 SGD|
|Writer and Documentor||6,880 SGD|
Information Technology salaries in Singapore range from 4,400 SGD per month (starting average salary) to 13,800 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 8,030 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 8,030 SGD while the other half are earning more than 8,030 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.
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 6,650 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,650 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 9,200 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,200 SGD.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 5,260 SGD to 7,370 SGD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 5,260 SGD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 7,370 SGD to 8,340 SGD. Only 5% of people grossed 8,340 SGD or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+2%|
|Average Salary 2021||+1%|
|Average Salary 2022||+3%|
Information Technology salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Singapore is 25 SGD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.
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.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 8,030 SGD and 9,200 SGD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Information Technology in Singapore is ranges from 6,650 SGD to 9,200 SGD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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