A person working as an Electrician in Singapore typically earns around 4,090 SGD per month. Salaries range from 1,920 SGD (lowest) to 6,460 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Electrician salaries in Singapore range from 1,920 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 6,460 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,330 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrician(s) are earning less than 4,330 SGD while the other half are earning more than 4,330 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 Electrician(s) are earning less than 2,810 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,810 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrician(s) are earning less than 5,720 SGD while 25% are earning more than 5,720 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 your wage. We broke down Electrician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Electrician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,220 SGD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,050 SGD per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,350 SGD per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Electrician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,300 SGD per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 5,590 SGD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,090 SGD per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Electrician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Electrician is 2,650 SGD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,010 SGD per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,000 SGD per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+51%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Electrician employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Electrician(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
An Electrician is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
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 Electrician is 16% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 42% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||3,790 SGD||-7%|
|Building Administrator||3,250 SGD||-20%|
|Building Contracts Manager||11,900 SGD||+190%|
|Building Inspector||3,050 SGD||-25%|
|Building Monitor||2,510 SGD||-39%|
|Building Sales Manager||10,200 SGD||+150%|
|Civil Engineer||7,320 SGD||+79%|
|Civil Technician||3,750 SGD||-8%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||6,190 SGD||+51%|
|Construction Assistant||2,930 SGD||-28%|
|Construction Coordinator||4,200 SGD||+3%|
|Construction Estimator||4,640 SGD||+14%|
|Construction Field Engineer||6,860 SGD||+68%|
|Construction General Manager||14,500 SGD||+250%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||2,500 SGD||-39%|
|Construction Operations Manager||13,000 SGD||+220%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||7,980 SGD||+95%|
|Construction Project Engineer||7,560 SGD||+85%|
|Construction Project Manager||13,100 SGD||+220%|
|Construction Project Planner||7,310 SGD||+79%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||10,000 SGD||+140%|
|Construction Safety Officer||4,640 SGD||+14%|
|Construction Superintendent||4,910 SGD||+20%|
|Construction Supervisor||6,880 SGD||+68%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||2,700 SGD||-34%|
|Construction Technical Officer||3,120 SGD||-24%|
|Construction Technical Writer||3,070 SGD||-25%|
|Construction Technician||2,730 SGD||-33%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||2,770 SGD||-32%|
|Diesel Mechanic||2,460 SGD||-40%|
|Drywall Installer||2,870 SGD||-30%|
|Electrical Draftsman||2,630 SGD||-36%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||7,990 SGD||+96%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||3,300 SGD||-19%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||3,300 SGD||-19%|
|Excavator Operator||2,550 SGD||-38%|
|Floor Finisher||2,980 SGD||-27%|
|Floor Manager||4,010 SGD||-2%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||2,360 SGD||-42%|
|Furniture Finisher||2,590 SGD||-37%|
|Gas Technician||2,310 SGD||-43%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||3,180 SGD||-22%|
|Health and Safety Officer||3,570 SGD||-13%|
|Installation Manager||8,970 SGD||+120%|
|Insulation Installer||2,480 SGD||-39%|
|Land Surveyor||3,430 SGD||-16%|
|Lift Technician||2,420 SGD||-41%|
|Material Tester||3,850 SGD||-6%|
|Model Maker||3,790 SGD||-7%|
|Order Picker||2,280 SGD||-44%|
|Pipe Layer||2,120 SGD||-48%|
|Property Coordinator||6,370 SGD||+56%|
|Purchasing Manager||8,920 SGD||+120%|
|Quantity Surveyor||4,740 SGD||+16%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||2,240 SGD||-45%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||2,470 SGD||-40%|
|Site Clerk||2,530 SGD||-38%|
|Site engineer||6,440 SGD||+58%|
|Site Leader||12,000 SGD||+190%|
|Stock Controller||3,610 SGD||-12%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||2,680 SGD||-34%|
|Technical Draughtsman||2,860 SGD||-30%|
|Tendering Manager||11,400 SGD||+180%|
|Tower Crane Operator||2,580 SGD||-37%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||2,320 SGD||-43%|
|Warehouse Manager||8,090 SGD||+98%|
|Welding Superintendent||3,010 SGD||-26%|
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 on average across all sectors.