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Legal Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Administrative Law Judge11,995 SGD
Arbitrator9,344 SGD
Associate Attorney8,865 SGD
Attorney11,495 SGD
Bailiff6,744 SGD
Barrister5,925 SGD
Candidate Attorney8,026 SGD
Conciliator7,647 SGD
Contracts Manager9,534 SGD
Contracts Negotiator8,836 SGD
Conveyancing Secretary4,858 SGD
Corporate Counsel8,564 SGD
Counsel8,598 SGD
Court Clerk5,107 SGD
Court Judicial Assistant6,716 SGD
Court Liaison Specialist7,166 SGD
Court Reporter8,733 SGD
Court Representative7,516 SGD
Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer13,411 SGD
Immigration Executive12,586 SGD
In House Counsel8,324 SGD
Intellectual Property Specialist8,734 SGD
Judge Advocate11,317 SGD
Law Clerk5,549 SGD
Lawyer12,283 SGD
Legal Administrative Assistant5,827 SGD
Legal Advisor9,561 SGD
Legal Assistant5,675 SGD
Legal Associate7,413 SGD
Legal Consultant7,456 SGD
Legal Counsel9,207 SGD
Legal Editor7,279 SGD
Legal Executive9,333 SGD
Legal Executive Secretary6,049 SGD
Legal IP Officer5,098 SGD
Legal Officer5,756 SGD
Legal Services Director13,683 SGD
Legal Services Manager12,440 SGD
Legal Support Worker4,917 SGD
Legislative Liaison7,286 SGD
Litigation Attorney11,999 SGD
Litigation Paralegal11,320 SGD
Magistrate Judge12,946 SGD
Paralegal11,304 SGD
Patent Attorney12,235 SGD
Staff Attorney11,012 SGD

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Legal

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Legal
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,693 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,015 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,159 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
9,360 SGD
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

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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