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Carpenter Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Carpenter make in Singapore?


Average Monthly Salary
5,040 SGD
( 60,400 SGD yearly)

LOWEST
2,470
SGD
AVERAGE
5,040
SGD
HIGHEST
7,350
SGD

A person working as a Carpenter in Singapore typically earns around 5,040 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,470 SGD (lowest) to 7,350 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Carpenter salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Carpenter Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Carpenter

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Carpenter salaries in Singapore range between 2,470 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 7,350 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,840 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Carpenter are earning less than 4,840 SGD while the other half are earning more than 4,840 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 as Carpenter are earning less than 3,290 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,290 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Carpenter are earning less than 5,610 SGD while 25% are earning more than 5,610 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 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

Carpenter Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Carpenter

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Carpenter salaries by experience level. A Carpenter with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 2,910 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,740 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,370 SGD per month, 17% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Carpenter(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,010 SGD per month, 15% 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 6,080 SGD per month, 21% 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 7,040 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
2,910 SGD
2 - 5 Years+29%
3,740 SGD
5 - 10 Years+17%
4,370 SGD
10 - 15 Years+15%
5,010 SGD
15 - 20 Years+21%
6,080 SGD
20+ Years+16%
7,040 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Carpenter Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Carpenter

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 Carpenter salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Carpenter is 2,910 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,790 SGD per month, 30% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,910 SGD per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 6,130 SGD per month, 25% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 7,080 SGD per month, 15% more than someone with Master's Degree.

Highschool
2,910 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+30%
3,790 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+30%
4,910 SGD
Master's Degree+25%
6,130 SGD
Ph.d+15%
7,080 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value


Carpenter Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore CarpenterThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Carpenter employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Female
4,890 SGD
Male+6%
5,160 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore CarpenterWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Carpenter employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
4,910 SGD
Public Sector+5%
5,150 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Carpenter Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

How are Carpenter salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Carpenter
Average Salary 2016
4,630 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,800 SGD
Average Salary 2018+1%
4,870 SGD
Average Salary 2019+2%
4,940 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Carpenter salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Carpenter Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

29 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Carpenter is 29 SGD. This means that the average Carpenter in Singapore earns approximatly 29 SGD for every worked hour.


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

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.

Carpenter VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Carpenter and Construction / Building / Installation monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Carpenter, Construction / Building / Installation, and All Jobs and we found that Carpenter salaries are 17% less than those of Construction / Building / Installation. We also found out that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Adjudicator5,100 SGD+1%
Assembler4,870 SGD-3%
Boat Builder and Shipwright5,520 SGD+10%
Bricklayer4,100 SGD-19%
Building Administrator5,030 SGD-0%
Building Contracts Manager9,110 SGD+81%
Building Inspector5,560 SGD+10%
Building Monitor4,180 SGD-17%
Building Sales Manager8,220 SGD+63%
Cabinetmaker4,760 SGD-5%
Carpenter5,040 SGD+0%
Civil Engineer7,080 SGD+41%
Civil Technician6,050 SGD+20%
Concreter5,090 SGD+1%
Construction and Maintenance Manager6,500 SGD+29%
Construction Assistant5,460 SGD+8%
Construction Coordinator6,120 SGD+22%
Construction Estimator6,390 SGD+27%
Construction Field Engineer7,380 SGD+47%
Construction General Manager8,380 SGD+66%
Construction Inventory Officer4,160 SGD-17%
Construction Operations Manager7,870 SGD+56%
Construction Project Coordinator7,580 SGD+51%
Construction Project Engineer7,300 SGD+45%
Construction Project Manager9,360 SGD+86%
Construction Project Planner7,520 SGD+49%
Construction Quality Control Manager8,430 SGD+67%
Construction Safety Officer6,580 SGD+31%
Construction Superintendent7,270 SGD+44%
Construction Supervisor7,450 SGD+48%
Construction Technical Assistant5,150 SGD+2%
Construction Technical Officer4,910 SGD-3%
Construction Technical Writer5,120 SGD+2%
Construction Technician4,650 SGD-8%
Crane and Tower Operator5,030 SGD-0%
Diesel Mechanic4,100 SGD-19%
Drywall Installer4,780 SGD-5%
Electrical Draftsman4,280 SGD-15%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor7,140 SGD+42%
Electrical Engineering Technician5,910 SGD+17%
Electrician6,700 SGD+33%
Elevator Installer and Repairer5,200 SGD+3%
Engineer7,510 SGD+49%
Excavator Operator5,130 SGD+2%
Floor Finisher5,800 SGD+15%
Floor Manager6,020 SGD+20%
Foreman4,230 SGD-16%
Frame and Truss Detailer4,230 SGD-16%
Furniture Finisher4,110 SGD-18%
Gas Technician 3,850 SGD-24%
Handyman4,090 SGD-19%
Health and Safety Coordinator5,700 SGD+13%
Health and Safety Officer5,060 SGD+0%
Installation Manager7,980 SGD+58%
Installer4,550 SGD-10%
Insulation Installer4,220 SGD-16%
Labourer3,630 SGD-28%
Land Surveyor5,200 SGD+3%
Lift Technician3,930 SGD-22%
Material Tester5,120 SGD+2%
Model Maker5,220 SGD+4%
Order Picker4,200 SGD-17%
Painter4,470 SGD-11%
Pipe Layer3,840 SGD-24%
Pipefitter3,930 SGD-22%
Plumber4,520 SGD-10%
Property Coordinator7,280 SGD+45%
Purchasing Manager8,030 SGD+59%
Quantity Surveyor6,720 SGD+33%
Roof Slater and Tiler4,620 SGD-8%
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,190 SGD+3%
Site Clerk4,520 SGD-10%
Site engineer6,630 SGD+32%
Site Leader7,600 SGD+51%
Stock Controller5,630 SGD+12%
Structural Steel Construction Worker4,950 SGD-2%
Technical Draughtsman4,950 SGD-2%
Tendering Manager9,250 SGD+84%
Tower Crane Operator4,200 SGD-17%
Wall and Floor Tiler3,970 SGD-21%
Warehouse Manager7,800 SGD+55%
Welder4,030 SGD-20%
Welding Superintendent5,020 SGD-0%
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