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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Singapore?

7,082 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Civil Engineer in Singapore typically earns around 7,082 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Civil Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Civil Engineer salaries in Singapore range between 2,974 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 10,835 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,294 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer are earning less than 7,294 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,294 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 Civil Engineer are earning less than 4,621 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,621 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Civil Engineer are earning less than 9,608 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,608 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,485 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +42%  
4,939 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +27%  
6,276 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
7,612 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +8%  
8,241 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
10,206 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Civil Engineer salaries by experience level. A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,485 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,939 SGD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,276 SGD per month, 27% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,612 SGD per month, 21% 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 8,241 SGD per month, 8% 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 10,206 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,507 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +49%  
6,708 SGD
Master's Degree    +41%  
9,459 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 4,507 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,708 SGD per month, 49% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,459 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Civil Engineer


Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
6,550 SGD
Male    +17%  
7,683 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Civil Engineer employees in Singapore earn 17% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Civil Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
6,196 SGD
Public Sector    +30%  
8,038 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Civil Engineer employees in Singapore earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Civil Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,406 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,643 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,869 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,082 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Civil Engineer salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

41 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Civil Engineer is 41 SGD. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Singapore earns approximatly 41 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Civil Engineer, Construction / Building / Installation, and All Jobs and we found that Civil Engineer salaries are 17% more 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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Assembler4,875 SGD-31%
Boat Builder and Shipwright5,519 SGD-22%
Bricklayer4,099 SGD-42%
Building Administrator5,031 SGD-29%
Building Contracts Manager9,114 SGD+29%
Building Inspector5,565 SGD-21%
Building Monitor4,181 SGD-41%
Building Sales Manager8,218 SGD+16%
Cabinetmaker4,759 SGD-33%
Carpenter5,036 SGD-29%
Civil Engineer7,082 SGD=
Civil Technician6,048 SGD-15%
Concreter5,093 SGD-28%
Construction and Maintenance Manager6,499 SGD-8%
Construction Assistant5,463 SGD-23%
Construction Coordinator6,121 SGD-14%
Construction Estimator6,386 SGD-10%
Construction Field Engineer7,382 SGD+4%
Construction General Manager8,382 SGD+18%
Construction Inventory Officer4,160 SGD-41%
Construction Operations Manager7,870 SGD+11%
Construction Project Coordinator7,575 SGD+7%
Construction Project Engineer7,296 SGD+3%
Construction Project Manager9,358 SGD+32%
Construction Project Planner7,516 SGD+6%
Construction Quality Control Manager8,430 SGD+19%
Construction Safety Officer6,580 SGD-7%
Construction Superintendent7,268 SGD+3%
Construction Supervisor7,453 SGD+5%
Construction Technical Assistant5,149 SGD-27%
Construction Technical Officer4,914 SGD-31%
Construction Technical Writer5,118 SGD-28%
Construction Technician4,653 SGD-34%
Crane and Tower Operator5,029 SGD-29%
Diesel Mechanic4,099 SGD-42%
Drywall Installer4,782 SGD-32%
Electrical Draftsman4,281 SGD-40%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor7,136 SGD+1%
Electrical Engineering Technician5,913 SGD-17%
Electrician6,704 SGD-5%
Elevator Installer and Repairer5,197 SGD-27%
Engineer7,514 SGD+6%
Excavator Operator5,135 SGD-27%
Floor Finisher5,800 SGD-18%
Floor Manager6,020 SGD-15%
Foreman4,230 SGD-40%
Frame and Truss Detailer4,229 SGD-40%
Furniture Finisher4,110 SGD-42%
Gas Technician 3,854 SGD-46%
Handyman4,094 SGD-42%
Health and Safety Coordinator5,698 SGD-20%
Health and Safety Officer5,057 SGD-29%
Installation Manager7,984 SGD+13%
Installer4,548 SGD-36%
Insulation Installer4,222 SGD-40%
Labourer3,625 SGD-49%
Land Surveyor5,200 SGD-27%
Lift Technician3,934 SGD-44%
Material Tester5,118 SGD-28%
Model Maker5,218 SGD-26%
Order Picker4,198 SGD-41%
Painter4,469 SGD-37%
Pipe Layer3,844 SGD-46%
Pipefitter3,930 SGD-45%
Plumber4,516 SGD-36%
Property Coordinator7,283 SGD+3%
Purchasing Manager8,032 SGD+13%
Quantity Surveyor6,716 SGD-5%
Roof Slater and Tiler4,623 SGD-35%
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,192 SGD-27%
Site Clerk4,516 SGD-36%
Site engineer6,634 SGD-6%
Site Leader7,596 SGD+7%
Stock Controller5,634 SGD-20%
Structural Steel Construction Worker4,955 SGD-30%
Technical Draughtsman4,955 SGD-30%
Tendering Manager9,253 SGD+31%
Tower Crane Operator4,197 SGD-41%
Wall and Floor Tiler3,967 SGD-44%
Warehouse Manager7,804 SGD+10%
Welder4,030 SGD-43%
Welding Superintendent5,015 SGD-29%
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