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General Manager Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a General Manager make in Singapore?

13,546 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a General Manager in Singapore typically earns around 13,546 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. General Manager salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

General Manager Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore General Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

General Manager salaries in Singapore range between 5,960 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 20,454 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 13,681 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as General Manager are earning less than 13,681 SGD while the other half are earning more than 13,681 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 General Manager are earning less than 8,838 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,838 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as General Manager are earning less than 17,409 SGD while 25% are earning more than 17,409 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

General Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
7,192 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
9,439 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
11,178 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
14,222 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
15,961 SGD
20+ Years    +20%  
19,077 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 General Manager salaries by experience level. A General Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 7,192 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,439 SGD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 11,178 SGD per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, General Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,222 SGD per month, 27% 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 15,961 SGD per month, 12% 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 19,077 SGD per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore General Manager

General Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
9,656 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
12,482 SGD
Master's Degree    +26%  
15,743 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 General Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a General Manager is 9,656 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 12,482 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 15,743 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore General Manager


General Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
12,462 SGD
Male    +16%  
14,426 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 General Manager employees in Singapore earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore General Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
11,785 SGD
Public Sector    +28%  
15,103 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 General Manager employees in Singapore earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore General Manager

General Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore General Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
12,470 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
12,931 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
13,293 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
13,546 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
General Manager 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 2% 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.

General Manager Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

78 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for General Manager is 78 SGD. This means that the average General Manager in Singapore earns approximatly 78 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.

General Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between General Manager and Executive and Management monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for General Manager, Executive and Management, and All Jobs and we found that General Manager salaries are 17% more than those of Executive and Management. We also found out that Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Coordinator7,467 SGD-45%
Administration Manager8,636 SGD-36%
Area Manager8,329 SGD-39%
Asset Protection Associate9,914 SGD-27%
Assistant Director9,491 SGD-30%
Assistant Manager9,697 SGD-28%
Assistant Operations Manager10,790 SGD-20%
Assistant Project Manager9,245 SGD-32%
Assistant Section Head7,609 SGD-44%
Assistant to CEO8,905 SGD-34%
Assistant Vice President10,156 SGD-25%
Associate Director9,687 SGD-28%
Bid Manager11,210 SGD-17%
Branch Manager10,501 SGD-22%
Business Development Manager11,541 SGD-15%
Business Operations Associate9,697 SGD-28%
Business Operations Lead9,967 SGD-26%
Campaign Manager9,979 SGD-26%
Chairman of The Board18,193 SGD+34%
Chairman Office Manager11,909 SGD-12%
Chief Corporate Officer14,493 SGD+7%
Chief Executive Officer18,281 SGD+35%
Chief Financial Officer16,956 SGD+25%
Chief of Staff8,194 SGD-40%
Chief Operating Officer12,847 SGD-5%
Chief Risk Officer11,363 SGD-16%
Client Services Manager12,060 SGD-11%
Commercial Project Manager9,482 SGD-30%
Commodity Broker7,316 SGD-46%
Corporate Affairs Executive10,224 SGD-25%
Corporate Compliance Director11,789 SGD-13%
Corporate Director12,344 SGD-9%
Corporate Officer8,430 SGD-38%
Corporate Partnerships Officer8,278 SGD-39%
Country Manager14,555 SGD+7%
Deputy Director12,694 SGD-6%
Director13,321 SGD-2%
Director of Accreditation11,848 SGD-13%
Director of Catering Services10,610 SGD-22%
Director of Client Services11,080 SGD-18%
Director of Facilities Management9,678 SGD-29%
Director of Operations11,848 SGD-13%
Director of Process Simplification9,847 SGD-27%
Director of Project Management12,846 SGD-5%
Director of Revenue Management11,392 SGD-16%
Director of Training and Development11,264 SGD-17%
Distribution Manager11,999 SGD-11%
Division Manager10,453 SGD-23%
Duty Manager10,708 SGD-21%
Engagement Manager12,443 SGD-8%
Executive Director17,196 SGD+27%
Executive Manager15,238 SGD+12%
Franchise Manager15,742 SGD+16%
General Manager13,546 SGD=
Global Master Data Manager12,245 SGD-10%
Head of Middle Office11,431 SGD-16%
Head of Projects12,331 SGD-9%
Head of Sustainability10,217 SGD-25%
Housing Manager10,057 SGD-26%
HSE Manager9,658 SGD-29%
Key Account Manager9,635 SGD-29%
Knowledge Manager11,863 SGD-12%
Location Manager11,509 SGD-15%
Logistics Manager9,072 SGD-33%
Management Consultant9,154 SGD-32%
Management Executive13,515 SGD-0%
Manager12,187 SGD-10%
Managing Director13,817 SGD+2%
MIS Executive12,043 SGD-11%
Ocean Services Manager12,195 SGD-10%
Operations Assistant8,661 SGD-36%
Operations Director13,663 SGD+1%
Operations Executive12,890 SGD-5%
Operations Manager13,556 SGD+0%
Operations Supervisor11,095 SGD-18%
Policy Administration Executive10,318 SGD-24%
Private Sector Executive10,892 SGD-20%
Product Development Manager11,899 SGD-12%
Product Executive10,159 SGD-25%
Production Executive11,513 SGD-15%
Production Manager12,385 SGD-9%
Production Supervisor9,787 SGD-28%
Program Manager12,695 SGD-6%
Programme Coordinator8,321 SGD-39%
Project Control Manager12,144 SGD-10%
Project Coordinator7,456 SGD-45%
Project Management Officer8,700 SGD-36%
Project Manager9,429 SGD-30%
Project Portfolio Manager9,788 SGD-28%
Quality Manager10,123 SGD-25%
R/D Director10,910 SGD-19%
Regional Director17,154 SGD+27%
Regional Manager12,941 SGD-4%
Relationship Manager12,324 SGD-9%
Retail District Manager8,462 SGD-38%
Revenue Manager9,534 SGD-30%
Risk and Capital Manager13,376 SGD-1%
Risk Officer8,913 SGD-34%
Safety Manager8,599 SGD-37%
Section Head9,418 SGD-30%
Service Manager9,480 SGD-30%
Shift Supervisor7,723 SGD-43%
Solutions Manager8,768 SGD-35%
Supervisor7,634 SGD-44%
Supply Chain Manager12,948 SGD-4%
Surveyor8,262 SGD-39%
Technical Manager11,080 SGD-18%
Territory Manager11,323 SGD-16%
Validation Manager10,277 SGD-24%
Vice President14,900 SGD+10%
Zone Manager12,795 SGD-6%
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