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Nursing Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Nursing make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
7,180 SGD
( 86,100 SGD yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse6,960 SGD
Assistant Director of Nursing8,870 SGD
Case Manager8,400 SGD
Company Nurse5,360 SGD
Critical Care Nurse6,960 SGD
District Nurse6,580 SGD
Head Nurse7,020 SGD
Home Nurse6,000 SGD
ICU Registered Nurse6,730 SGD
Informatics Nurse Specialist6,810 SGD
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)6,580 SGD
MDS Coordinator6,970 SGD
Mental Health Nurse5,970 SGD
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner6,950 SGD
Nurse6,250 SGD
Nurse Midwife7,410 SGD
Nurse Practitioner6,290 SGD
Nursing Assistant5,580 SGD
Nursing Coordinator6,630 SGD
Nursing Director9,040 SGD
Nursing Services Instructor6,970 SGD
Nursing Supervisor7,320 SGD
Occupational Health Advisor8,420 SGD
Occupational Therapist9,810 SGD
Personal Support Worker5,060 SGD
Psychiatric Nurse6,070 SGD
Registered Nurse6,370 SGD
Respiratory Manager9,580 SGD
School Nurse5,660 SGD
Staff Nurse6,110 SGD
Theatre Manager7,640 SGD
Utilization Review Nurse6,000 SGD

Nursing Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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.

Nursing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Nursing
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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 earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

6,980 SGD
7,420 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore
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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore
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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.

Private Sector
8,340 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,740 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nursing Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Nursing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Nursing
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Average Salary 2016
6,370 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,610 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
6,730 SGD
Average Salary 2019+3%
6,920 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Nursing Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

41 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 41 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximately 41 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.

Nursing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nursing and Health and Medical monthly Singapore
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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.

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