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Executive Assistant Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does an Executive Assistant make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
5,340 SGD
( 64,100 SGD yearly)


A person working as an Executive Assistant in Singapore typically earns around 5,340 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,400 SGD (lowest) to 8,010 SGD (highest).

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

Executive Assistant Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Executive Assistant

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

  • Salary Range

    Executive Assistant salaries in Singapore range between 2,400 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,010 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,340 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Executive Assistant are earning less than 5,340 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,340 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 Executive Assistant are earning less than 3,490 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,490 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Executive Assistant are earning less than 6,680 SGD while 25% are earning more than 6,680 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

Executive Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Executive Assistant

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Executive Assistant salaries by experience level. An Executive Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 2,940 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,980 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 4,760 SGD per month, 20% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Executive Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,550 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 6,330 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 7,570 SGD per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
2,940 SGD
2 - 5 Years+35%
3,980 SGD
5 - 10 Years+20%
4,760 SGD
10 - 15 Years+17%
5,550 SGD
15 - 20 Years+14%
6,330 SGD
20+ Years+19%
7,570 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Executive Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Executive Assistant

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 Executive Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of an Executive Assistant is 2,940 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,000 SGD per month, 36% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,490 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 7,030 SGD per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 7,800 SGD per month, 11% more than someone with Master's Degree.

2,940 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+36%
4,000 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+37%
5,490 SGD
Master's Degree+28%
7,030 SGD
7,800 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Executive Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Executive AssistantThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Executive Assistant employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
5,210 SGD
5,460 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 Executive AssistantWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Executive Assistant employees in Singapore earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
5,220 SGD
Public Sector+4%
5,460 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Executive Assistant Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Executive Assistant
Average Salary 2016
4,830 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,010 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
5,130 SGD
Average Salary 2019+1%
5,200 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Executive Assistant 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 3% 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.

Executive Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

31 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Executive Assistant is 31 SGD. This means that the average Executive Assistant in Singapore earns approximatly 31 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.

Executive Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive Assistant and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Executive Assistant, Administration / Reception / Secretarial, and All Jobs and we found that Executive Assistant salaries are 4% more than those of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. We also found out that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist7,040 SGD+32%
Administrative Aide3,250 SGD-39%
Administrative Analyst4,860 SGD-9%
Administrative Assistant4,200 SGD-21%
Administrative Associate4,130 SGD-23%
Administrative Manager5,080 SGD-5%
Administrative Receptionist3,820 SGD-29%
Board Secretary4,290 SGD-20%
Central Office Operator3,930 SGD-26%
Clerk3,370 SGD-37%
Commercial Administrator5,590 SGD+5%
Commissions Processor5,340 SGD-0%
Conveyancing Secretary4,390 SGD-18%
Document Controller3,970 SGD-26%
Document Management Specialist4,910 SGD-8%
Executive Assistant5,340 SGD-0%
Executive Personal Assistant5,900 SGD+10%
Executive Secretary5,300 SGD-1%
Front Desk Attendant4,370 SGD-18%
Front Desk Coordinator4,680 SGD-12%
Front Desk Manager6,300 SGD+18%
Group Services Manager8,390 SGD+57%
Head Receptionist5,540 SGD+4%
Key Account Assistant5,340 SGD-0%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,900 SGD-46%
Leasing Administrator4,740 SGD-11%
Legal Secretary4,670 SGD-13%
Librarian4,840 SGD-9%
Mailroom Manager4,340 SGD-19%
Management Support Secretary5,160 SGD-3%
Master Programme Coordinator7,340 SGD+37%
Medical Receptionist4,680 SGD-12%
Meeting and Event Assistant5,280 SGD-1%
Meeting and Event Manager7,170 SGD+34%
Night Manager6,000 SGD+12%
Office Administrator6,120 SGD+15%
Office Assistant3,390 SGD-37%
Office Manager5,760 SGD+8%
Office Services Coordinator4,780 SGD-11%
Operations Analyst6,550 SGD+23%
Operations Manager7,610 SGD+42%
Personal Assistant5,220 SGD-2%
Planning Assistant4,990 SGD-7%
Process Expert6,420 SGD+20%
Program Coordinator5,670 SGD+6%
Programme Assistant4,860 SGD-9%
Project Administrator7,100 SGD+33%
Project Coordinator7,380 SGD+38%
Reception Team Lead6,990 SGD+31%
Receptionist4,560 SGD-15%
Records Officer3,690 SGD-31%
Schedule Officer3,500 SGD-34%
School Secretary4,110 SGD-23%
Secretary4,440 SGD-17%
Switchboard Operator3,530 SGD-34%
Technical Program Manager6,990 SGD+31%
Technical Project Manager7,260 SGD+36%
Typist3,210 SGD-40%
Wayleave Officer3,730 SGD-30%
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