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Legal Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Legal make in Singapore?


Average Monthly Salary
9,360 SGD
( 112,000 SGD yearly)

LOWEST
5,130
SGD
AVERAGE
9,360
SGD
HIGHEST
14,500
SGD

A person working in Legal in Singapore typically earns around 9,360 SGD per month. Salaries range from 5,130 SGD (lowest) to 14,500 SGD (highest).

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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge12,000 SGD
Arbitrator9,340 SGD
Associate Attorney8,860 SGD
Attorney11,500 SGD
Bailiff6,740 SGD
Barrister5,930 SGD
Candidate Attorney8,030 SGD
Conciliator7,650 SGD
Contracts Manager9,530 SGD
Contracts Negotiator8,840 SGD
Conveyancing Secretary4,860 SGD
Corporate Counsel8,560 SGD
Counsel8,600 SGD
Court Clerk5,110 SGD
Court Judicial Assistant6,720 SGD
Court Liaison Specialist7,170 SGD
Court Reporter8,730 SGD
Court Representative7,520 SGD
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer13,400 SGD
Immigration Executive12,600 SGD
In House Counsel8,320 SGD
Intellectual Property Specialist8,730 SGD
Judge Advocate11,300 SGD
Law Clerk5,550 SGD
Lawyer12,300 SGD
Legal Administrative Assistant5,830 SGD
Legal Advisor9,560 SGD
Legal Assistant5,670 SGD
Legal Associate7,410 SGD
Legal Consultant9,520 SGD
Legal Counsel9,210 SGD
Legal Editor7,280 SGD
Legal Executive9,330 SGD
Legal Executive Secretary6,050 SGD
Legal IP Officer5,100 SGD
Legal Officer5,760 SGD
Legal Services Director13,700 SGD
Legal Services Manager12,400 SGD
Legal Support Worker4,920 SGD
Legislative Liaison7,290 SGD
Litigation Attorney12,000 SGD
Litigation Paralegal11,300 SGD
Magistrate Judge12,900 SGD
Paralegal11,300 SGD
Patent Attorney12,200 SGD
Staff Attorney11,000 SGD

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Legal

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    The Legal salaries in Singapore range between 5,130 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 14,500 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,080 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 9,080 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,080 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 Legal are earning less than 6,400 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,400 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 11,100 SGD while 25% are earning more than 11,100 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 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Legal
Average Salary 2016
8,460 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,770 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
8,910 SGD
Average Salary 2019+2%
9,110 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Legal salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Legal Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

54 SGD per hour

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

Salary Comparison Between Legal and Legal monthly SingaporeWe 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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