A person working in Nursing in Singapore typically earns around 7,180 SGD per month. Salaries range from 5,240 SGD (lowest average) to 10,200 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 Nursing careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acute Care Nurse||6,960 SGD|
|Assistant Director of Nursing||8,870 SGD|
|Case Manager||8,400 SGD|
|Company Nurse||5,360 SGD|
|Critical Care Nurse||6,960 SGD|
|District Nurse||6,580 SGD|
|Head Nurse||7,020 SGD|
|Home Nurse||6,000 SGD|
|ICU Registered Nurse||6,730 SGD|
|Informatics Nurse Specialist||6,810 SGD|
|Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)||6,580 SGD|
|MDS Coordinator||6,970 SGD|
|Mental Health Nurse||5,970 SGD|
|Neonatal Nurse Practitioner||6,950 SGD|
|Nurse Midwife||7,410 SGD|
|Nurse Practitioner||6,290 SGD|
|Nursing Assistant||5,580 SGD|
|Nursing Coordinator||6,630 SGD|
|Nursing Director||9,040 SGD|
|Nursing Services Instructor||6,970 SGD|
|Nursing Supervisor||7,320 SGD|
|Occupational Health Advisor||8,420 SGD|
|Occupational Therapist||9,810 SGD|
|Personal Support Worker||5,060 SGD|
|Psychiatric Nurse||6,070 SGD|
|Registered Nurse||6,370 SGD|
|Respiratory Manager||9,580 SGD|
|School Nurse||5,660 SGD|
|Staff Nurse||6,110 SGD|
|Theatre Manager||7,640 SGD|
|Utilization Review Nurse||6,000 SGD|
Nursing salaries in Singapore range from 5,240 SGD per month (minimum average salary) to 10,200 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 6,890 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Nursing are earning less than 6,890 SGD while the other half are earning more than 6,890 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 Nursing are earning less than 5,460 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,460 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Nursing are earning less than 8,190 SGD while 25% are earning more than 8,190 SGD.
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
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Nursing salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 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.
The average salary for Nursing is 39% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.