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Human Resources Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
7,990 SGD
( 95,900 SGD yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Singapore typically earns around 7,990 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,390 SGD (lowest average) to 13,800 SGD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Human Resources careers. 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
Benefits Administrator5,260 SGD
Benefits Analyst6,280 SGD
Benefits Manager10,600 SGD
Chief People Officer13,600 SGD
Compensation Analyst6,230 SGD
Compensation and Benefits Manager10,500 SGD
Compensation and Benefits Officer4,440 SGD
Compensation Manager10,500 SGD
Corporate Director of Human Resources12,700 SGD
Corporate Trainer6,330 SGD
Employee Benefits Administrator7,230 SGD
Employee Communications Manager8,960 SGD
Employee Development Specialist8,530 SGD
Employee Engagement Specialist8,380 SGD
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator8,330 SGD
Employee Performance Specialist6,340 SGD
Employee Relations Manager8,850 SGD
Employee Relations Practitioner9,430 SGD
Employee Services Manager8,820 SGD
Employment Advice Worker4,050 SGD
Employment Interviewer5,990 SGD
Employment Service Specialist4,920 SGD
Employment Services Coordinator5,680 SGD
Enrollment Counselor7,970 SGD
Equal Opportunity Representative6,480 SGD
Executive Human Capital Management13,200 SGD
Executive Recruiter8,980 SGD
Expatriate Administration Manager8,530 SGD
Expatriate Administration Supervisor5,780 SGD
Global Mobility Manager10,700 SGD
Headhunter8,910 SGD
Health Benefits Coordinator5,050 SGD
HRIS Analyst4,740 SGD
HRIS Manager7,310 SGD
HRIS Supervisor4,190 SGD
Human Resources Administration Specialist5,260 SGD
Human Resources Administrator5,550 SGD
Human Resources Advisor8,780 SGD
Human Resources Analyst7,560 SGD
Human Resources Assessor4,760 SGD
Human Resources Assistant Manager9,130 SGD
Human Resources Associate3,500 SGD
Human Resources Consultant10,200 SGD
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager7,500 SGD
Human Resources Generalist6,660 SGD
Human Resources Manager12,600 SGD
Human Resources Officer4,950 SGD
Human Resources Representative4,800 SGD
Human Resources Section Head8,250 SGD
Human Resources Superintendent4,640 SGD
Human Resources Training Executive8,820 SGD
Industrial Organizational Psychologist11,100 SGD
Job Evaluation Specialist8,090 SGD
Labor Relations Director10,500 SGD
Labor Relations Manager10,400 SGD
Labor Relations Specialist4,780 SGD
Learning and Development Manager10,800 SGD
Occupational Health and Safety Officer4,600 SGD
Organizational Development Consultant10,100 SGD
Organizational Development Manager11,100 SGD
Organizational Development Specialist5,500 SGD
Payroll Assistant4,170 SGD
Payroll Supervisor5,180 SGD
People Development Officer6,540 SGD
Personnel Officer3,630 SGD
Records Clerk3,320 SGD
Records Manager5,380 SGD
Recruiter8,630 SGD
Recruiting Coordinator4,670 SGD
Recruiting Manager11,900 SGD
Recruitment Consultant8,470 SGD
Recruitment Officer5,010 SGD
Recruitment Supervisor7,080 SGD
Research Associate4,270 SGD
SAP Resource Manager8,850 SGD
Talent Acquisition Specialist7,040 SGD
Talent Management Officer5,340 SGD
Training and Development Section Head8,890 SGD
Training Executive10,200 SGD
Training Officer4,180 SGD

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Human Resources
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Singapore range from 3,390 SGD per month (minimum average salary) to 13,800 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,350 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 7,350 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,350 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 in Human Resources are earning less than 4,840 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,840 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 9,740 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,740 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 42,200 Singapore Dollar(s) to 127,000 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Human Resources Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Human Resources
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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 employees in Singapore who work in Human Resources earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,170 SGD
7,790 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Human Resources professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Human Resources
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Singapore / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Singapore is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Human Resources Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Human Resources
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Human Resources is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

46 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 46 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximately 46 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.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
8,270 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,670 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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