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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

How much money does a person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire make in Singapore?

7,465 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Singapore typically earns around 7,465 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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
Accreditation Coordinator6,988 SGD
Accreditation Manager8,905 SGD
Advocate7,137 SGD
Control Room Operator5,036 SGD
Criminal Investigator8,596 SGD
Facility Monitor6,661 SGD
Fire Chief9,184 SGD
Fire Dispatcher6,653 SGD
Fire Education Specialist7,664 SGD
Fire Extinguisher Technician5,268 SGD
Fire Fighter6,217 SGD
Fire Inspector7,933 SGD
Fire Investigator7,900 SGD
Fire Prevention Engineer7,428 SGD
Forensic Investigator7,991 SGD
Forensic Science Technician8,262 SGD
Fraud and Forensic Specialist8,197 SGD
Fraud Examiner8,655 SGD
Grants Specialist9,289 SGD
Intellectual Property Associate7,809 SGD
Intelligence Research Specialist9,314 SGD
Investigator8,155 SGD
Jail Officer5,255 SGD
Juvenile Probation Officer6,412 SGD
Juvenile Supervision Officer6,386 SGD
Lock-Smith4,567 SGD
Parole Officer6,182 SGD
Police Captain8,140 SGD
Police Communications Officer7,277 SGD
Police Officer6,524 SGD
Police Patrol Officer6,396 SGD
Prison Officer5,651 SGD
Prisoner Custody Officer5,845 SGD
Private Detective / Investigator8,872 SGD
Security Adviser8,598 SGD
Security Guard4,793 SGD
Security Management Specialist8,897 SGD
Security Manager9,039 SGD
Security Officer5,563 SGD
Security Supervisor6,804 SGD
Security Systems Installer6,472 SGD
Security Technician5,506 SGD
Surveillance Operator6,952 SGD
Traffic Controller6,524 SGD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Law Enforcement / Security / Fire

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Singapore range between 4,924 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,524 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,391 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 7,391 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,391 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 Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 5,542 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,542 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 9,269 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,269 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

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,813 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,065 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,220 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,465 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

43 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is 43 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 43 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and All Jobs and we found that Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.
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