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Import and Export Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

How much money does a person working in Import and Export make in Singapore?

8,276 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Import and Export in Singapore typically earns around 8,276 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Import and Export jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Customs Controller7,828 SGD
Expeditor8,836 SGD
Export Administrator7,025 SGD
Export Controller8,078 SGD
Export Services Manager10,057 SGD
Exports Sales Manager10,479 SGD
Freight Forwarder6,063 SGD
Global Forwarding Agent7,640 SGD
Import and Export Clerk4,714 SGD
Import and Export Consultant9,657 SGD
Import and Export Manager11,909 SGD
Import Coordinator7,472 SGD
Import Customs Specialist7,931 SGD
Import Logistics Specialist7,901 SGD
Importation Supervisor8,565 SGD
Inspector6,828 SGD
Logistic Executive9,110 SGD
Logistician5,611 SGD
Logistics Administrator7,545 SGD
Logistics Analyst7,101 SGD
Marine Cargo Inspector6,272 SGD
Shipping Officer5,571 SGD

Import and Export Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Import and Export

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Import and Export salaries in Singapore range between 4,714 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 12,047 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,111 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Import and Export are earning less than 8,111 SGD while the other half are earning more than 8,111 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 in Import and Export are earning less than 5,771 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,771 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Import and Export are earning less than 9,676 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,676 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

Import and Export Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Import and Export salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Import and Export
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,619 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,901 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,051 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
8,276 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Import and Export salaries in Singapore are rising 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.

Import and Export Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

48 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Import and Export is 48 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 48 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.

Import and Export VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Import and Export and Import and Export monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Import and Export and All Jobs and we found that Import and Export salaries are 3% less than those of All Jobs.
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