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Engineer Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does an Engineer make in Singapore?

7,255 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Engineer in Singapore typically earns around 7,255 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Engineer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Engineer salaries in Singapore range between 2,974 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,172 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,545 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer are earning less than 7,545 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,545 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 Engineer are earning less than 4,734 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,734 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Engineer are earning less than 10,107 SGD while 25% are earning more than 10,107 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

Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,425 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
4,696 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
5,925 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
7,155 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
8,385 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
10,393 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 Engineer salaries by experience level. An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,425 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,696 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,925 SGD per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,155 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 8,385 SGD per month, 17% 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 10,393 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Engineer

Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,327 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
6,048 SGD
Master's Degree    +41%  
8,508 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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Engineer is 4,327 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,048 SGD per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,508 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Engineer

Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
6,565 SGD
Male    +21%  
7,944 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 Engineer employees in Singapore earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
6,203 SGD
Public Sector    +34%  
8,306 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 Engineer employees in Singapore earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Engineer

Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,505 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,746 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
6,996 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
7,255 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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 4% 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.

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

42 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Engineer is 42 SGD. This means that the average Engineer in Singapore earns approximatly 42 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.

Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineer and Engineering monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Engineer, Engineering, and All Jobs and we found that Engineer salaries are 4% less than those of Engineering. We also found out that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assembly Engineering Technician6,653 SGD-8%
Assistant Chief Engineer8,078 SGD+11%
Associate Engineer7,333 SGD+1%
Autocad Operator6,029 SGD-17%
Automation Engineer7,959 SGD+10%
Avionic System Support Engineer6,716 SGD-7%
Biochemical Engineer8,221 SGD+13%
BMS Engineer7,566 SGD+4%
Bridge and Lock Tender6,716 SGD-7%
Broadcast Engineer7,902 SGD+9%
CAD Design Engineer7,081 SGD-2%
CAD Designer5,844 SGD-19%
CAE Engineer6,940 SGD-4%
Ceramics Engineer7,325 SGD+1%
Civil Engineer7,399 SGD+2%
Commissioning Engineer7,053 SGD-3%
Communications Engineer7,383 SGD+2%
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,628 SGD-9%
Contract Associate Engineer7,809 SGD+8%
Control Systems Engineer7,377 SGD+2%
Controls Engineer7,617 SGD+5%
Controls Software Engineer7,150 SGD-1%
Corrosion Engineer7,173 SGD-1%
Design Engineer7,984 SGD+10%
Drafter5,246 SGD-28%
Drafting Manager7,837 SGD+8%
Drilling Engineer7,137 SGD-2%
Electrical Draughtsman4,561 SGD-37%
Electrical Engineer7,922 SGD+9%
Electrical Engineering Manager9,205 SGD+27%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,093 SGD+12%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler6,952 SGD-4%
Energy Engineer8,229 SGD+13%
Engine Assembler4,968 SGD-32%
Engineer7,255 SGD=
Engineering Account Manager7,305 SGD+1%
Engineering Chief Designer7,467 SGD+3%
Engineering Consultant8,800 SGD+21%
Engineering Key Account Manager8,093 SGD+12%
Engineering Lab Technician6,784 SGD-6%
Engineering Planning Manager9,357 SGD+29%
Engineering Production Manager9,497 SGD+31%
Engineering Project Analyst8,356 SGD+15%
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,211 SGD-1%
Engineering Project Director9,533 SGD+31%
Engineering Project Manager8,816 SGD+22%
Engineering Research and Development Manager8,408 SGD+16%
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,140 SGD-15%
Engineering Sales Manager8,563 SGD+18%
Engineering Technician6,465 SGD-11%
Engineering Technologist6,624 SGD-9%
Environmental Engineer7,627 SGD+5%
Equipment Engineer6,997 SGD-4%
Equipment Engineering Manager8,462 SGD+17%
Estimator7,040 SGD-3%
Fabrication Specialist6,223 SGD-14%
Fabricator5,398 SGD-26%
Facade Engineer8,276 SGD+14%
Fiber Analyst5,733 SGD-21%
Field Engineer6,940 SGD-4%
Field Engineering Manager9,086 SGD+25%
Fire Engineer7,635 SGD+5%
Fitter and Turner3,950 SGD-46%
Forestry Strategic Planner8,430 SGD+16%
Generation Engineer8,224 SGD+13%
Genetic Engineer9,068 SGD+25%
Geological Engineer8,464 SGD+17%
Geotechnical Engineer8,065 SGD+11%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic5,658 SGD-22%
Highway Engineer6,562 SGD-10%
HSE Professional6,367 SGD-12%
HVAC Engineer7,316 SGD+1%
HVAC Supervisor7,485 SGD+3%
Industrial Engineer6,800 SGD-6%
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,081 SGD-2%
Instrument Engineer7,707 SGD+6%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,422 SGD+2%
Instrumentation Engineer7,547 SGD+4%
Instrumentation Manager9,393 SGD+29%
Irrigation Engineer6,772 SGD-7%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,226 SGD-0%
Locomotive Engineer6,898 SGD-5%
Maintenance Engineer6,648 SGD-8%
Maintenance Fitter4,759 SGD-34%
Maintenance Manager8,666 SGD+19%
Manufacturing Engineer7,580 SGD+4%
Marine Engineer6,401 SGD-12%
Materials Engineer6,660 SGD-8%
Materials Researcher7,928 SGD+9%
Materials Technician6,940 SGD-4%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,901 SGD+9%
Mechanical Design Engineer7,890 SGD+9%
Mechanical Designer6,852 SGD-6%
Mechanical Engineer8,172 SGD+13%
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,497 SGD+31%
Mechanical Inspector7,397 SGD+2%
Mechatronics Engineer6,969 SGD-4%
Mining Engineer6,375 SGD-12%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,492 SGD+17%
Optical Engineer6,661 SGD-8%
Optical Instrument Assembler5,950 SGD-18%
PCB Assembler5,364 SGD-26%
Photonics Engineer8,029 SGD+11%
Photonics Technician6,498 SGD-10%
Pipeline Engineer6,772 SGD-7%
Piping Designer5,974 SGD-18%
Piping Engineer6,716 SGD-7%
Planning Engineer6,997 SGD-4%
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,990 SGD-31%
Principal Cost Engineer7,869 SGD+8%
Principal Engineer7,612 SGD+5%
Principal Support Engineer7,333 SGD+1%
Process Engineer7,325 SGD+1%
Process Operator6,024 SGD-17%
Product Development Engineer8,015 SGD+10%
Product Development Technician6,294 SGD-13%
Product Engineer7,165 SGD-1%
Product Safety Engineer7,154 SGD-1%
Production Engineer7,596 SGD+5%
Project Engineer7,647 SGD+5%
Proposal Manager8,530 SGD+18%
Purchasing Engineer7,139 SGD-2%
Quality Assurance Engineer7,109 SGD-2%
Rail Engineer7,081 SGD-2%
Robotics Engineer8,700 SGD+20%
Robotics Technician7,137 SGD-2%
Safety Engineer6,952 SGD-4%
Safety Inspector6,367 SGD-12%
Safety Manager8,382 SGD+16%
Safety Officer5,900 SGD-19%
Sales Engineer6,716 SGD-7%
Scheduling Engineer6,095 SGD-16%
Service Engineer7,770 SGD+7%
Solar Engineer7,422 SGD+2%
Staff Engineer6,940 SGD-4%
Static Equipment Engineer6,934 SGD-4%
Stationary Engineer6,831 SGD-6%
Stress Engineer6,938 SGD-4%
Structural Analysis Engineer7,634 SGD+5%
Structural Designer6,732 SGD-7%
Structural Engineer7,707 SGD+6%
Structural Technician6,347 SGD-13%
Supply Chain Specialist8,093 SGD+12%
Surveyor5,431 SGD-25%
Technical Affairs Officer5,827 SGD-20%
Technical Assistant5,950 SGD-18%
Technical Engineer6,498 SGD-10%
Technical Support Engineer6,732 SGD-7%
Tender Engineer6,465 SGD-11%
Test Development Engineer7,382 SGD+2%
Transportation Engineer7,427 SGD+2%
Validation Engineer6,969 SGD-4%
Verification Engineer6,716 SGD-7%
Wastewater Engineer6,621 SGD-9%
Wind Energy Engineer7,944 SGD+9%
Wind Energy Operations Manager9,146 SGD+26%
Work Planner5,696 SGD-21%
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