A person working as an Occupational Therapist in Singapore typically earns around 9,810 SGD per month. Salaries range from 4,420 SGD (lowest) to 14,700 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Occupational Therapist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Occupational Therapist salaries in Singapore range between 4,420 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 14,700 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 9,810 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Occupational Therapist are earning less than 9,810 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,810 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 as Occupational Therapist are earning less than 6,400 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,400 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Occupational Therapist are earning less than 12,300 SGD while 25% are earning more than 12,300 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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Occupational Therapist salaries by experience level. An Occupational Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,390 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,300 SGD per month, 35% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,740 SGD per month, 20% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Occupational Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,200 SGD per month, 17% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,600 SGD per month, 14% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 13,900 SGD per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+35%|
|5 - 10 Years||+20%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+14%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Occupational Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of an Occupational Therapist is 5,390 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,350 SGD per month, 36% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 10,100 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 12,900 SGD per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 14,300 SGD per month, 11% more than someone with Master's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+36%|
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+1%|
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acute Care Nurse||6,960 SGD||-29%|
|Assistant Director of Nursing||8,870 SGD||-10%|
|Case Manager||8,400 SGD||-14%|
|Company Nurse||5,360 SGD||-45%|
|Critical Care Nurse||6,960 SGD||-29%|
|District Nurse||6,580 SGD||-33%|
|Head Nurse||7,020 SGD||-28%|
|Home Nurse||6,000 SGD||-39%|
|ICU Registered Nurse||6,730 SGD||-31%|
|Informatics Nurse Specialist||6,810 SGD||-31%|
|Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)||6,580 SGD||-33%|
|MDS Coordinator||6,970 SGD||-29%|
|Mental Health Nurse||5,970 SGD||-39%|
|Neonatal Nurse Practitioner||6,950 SGD||-29%|
|Nurse Midwife||7,410 SGD||-24%|
|Nurse Practitioner||6,290 SGD||-36%|
|Nursing Assistant||5,580 SGD||-43%|
|Nursing Coordinator||6,630 SGD||-32%|
|Nursing Director||9,040 SGD||-8%|
|Nursing Services Instructor||6,970 SGD||-29%|
|Nursing Supervisor||7,320 SGD||-25%|
|Occupational Health Advisor||8,420 SGD||-14%|
|Occupational Therapist||9,810 SGD||-0%|
|Personal Support Worker||5,060 SGD||-48%|
|Psychiatric Nurse||6,070 SGD||-38%|
|Registered Nurse||6,370 SGD||-35%|
|Respiratory Manager||9,580 SGD||-2%|
|School Nurse||5,660 SGD||-42%|
|Staff Nurse||6,110 SGD||-38%|
|Theatre Manager||7,640 SGD||-22%|
|Utilization Review Nurse||6,000 SGD||-39%|