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Project Engineer Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Project Engineer make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
7,650 SGD
( 91,800 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Project Engineer in Singapore typically earns around 7,650 SGD per month. Salaries range from 4,130 SGD (lowest) to 11,500 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Project Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Project Engineer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Project Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Project Engineer salaries in Singapore range from 4,130 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,500 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,040 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Engineer(s) are earning less than 7,040 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,040 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 Project Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,020 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,020 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Engineer(s) are earning less than 8,550 SGD while 25% are earning more than 8,550 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 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

Project Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Project Engineer
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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 Project Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Project Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,800 SGD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,060 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,990 SGD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Project Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,400 SGD per month, 18% 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 10,400 SGD per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 11,100 SGD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Project Engineer average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
4,800 SGD
2 - 5 Years+26%
6,060 SGD
5 - 10 Years+32%
7,990 SGD
10 - 15 Years+18%
9,400 SGD
15 - 20 Years+11%
10,400 SGD
20+ Years+6%
11,100 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Project Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Project Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Project Engineer
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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 Project Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Project Engineer is 6,210 SGD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 9,470 SGD per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Project Engineer average salary difference by education level in Singapore

Bachelor's Degree
6,210 SGD
Master's Degree+53%
9,470 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,600 Singapore Dollar(s) to 128,000 Singapore Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Project Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Project Engineer
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Project Engineer employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

7,420 SGD
7,840 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Project Engineer employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
8,340 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,740 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Project Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Project Engineer
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Average Salary 2016
7,030 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,290 SGD
Average Salary 2018+1%
7,390 SGD
Average Salary 2019+2%
7,500 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Project Engineer 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 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Project Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

44 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 44 SGD. This means that the average Project Engineer in Singapore earns approximately 44 SGD for every worked hour.

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

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.

Project Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Project Engineer and Engineering monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Project Engineer is 1% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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