How much money does a person working in Legal make in Singapore?
9,360 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Legal in Singapore typically earns around 9,360 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Legal jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Administrative Law Judge||11,995 SGD|
|Associate Attorney||8,865 SGD|
|Candidate Attorney||8,026 SGD|
|Contracts Manager||9,534 SGD|
|Contracts Negotiator||8,836 SGD|
|Conveyancing Secretary||4,858 SGD|
|Corporate Counsel||8,564 SGD|
|Court Clerk||5,107 SGD|
|Court Judicial Assistant||6,716 SGD|
|Court Liaison Specialist||7,166 SGD|
|Court Reporter||8,733 SGD|
|Court Representative||7,516 SGD|
|Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer||13,411 SGD|
|Immigration Executive||12,586 SGD|
|In House Counsel||8,324 SGD|
|Intellectual Property Specialist||8,734 SGD|
|Judge Advocate||11,317 SGD|
|Law Clerk||5,549 SGD|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||5,827 SGD|
|Legal Advisor||9,561 SGD|
|Legal Assistant||5,675 SGD|
|Legal Associate||7,413 SGD|
|Legal Consultant||7,456 SGD|
|Legal Counsel||9,207 SGD|
|Legal Editor||7,279 SGD|
|Legal Executive||9,333 SGD|
|Legal Executive Secretary||6,049 SGD|
|Legal IP Officer||5,098 SGD|
|Legal Officer||5,756 SGD|
|Legal Services Director||13,683 SGD|
|Legal Services Manager||12,440 SGD|
|Legal Support Worker||4,917 SGD|
|Legislative Liaison||7,286 SGD|
|Litigation Attorney||11,999 SGD|
|Litigation Paralegal||11,320 SGD|
|Magistrate Judge||12,946 SGD|
|Patent Attorney||12,235 SGD|
|Staff Attorney||11,012 SGD|
Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
The Legal salaries in Singapore range between 5,133 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 14,457 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 9,079 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 9,079 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,079 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 Legal are earning less than 6,395 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,395 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 11,062 SGD while 25% are earning more than 11,062 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
Legal Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore
How do Legal salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Legal 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 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.
Legal Hourly Average Wage in Singapore
54 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Legal is 54 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 54 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.
Legal VS Other Jobs
We compared Singapore salaries for Legal and All Jobs and we found that Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.
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