A person working as a Buffet Chef in Singapore typically earns around 4,740 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,560 SGD (lowest) to 7,160 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Buffet Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Buffet Chef salaries in Singapore range from 2,560 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 7,160 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,360 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Buffet Chef(s) are earning less than 4,360 SGD while the other half are earning more than 4,360 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 Buffet Chef(s) are earning less than 3,110 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,110 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Buffet Chef(s) are earning less than 5,300 SGD while 25% are earning more than 5,300 SGD.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Buffet Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Buffet Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,970 SGD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,760 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,950 SGD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Buffet Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,830 SGD per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,450 SGD per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,860 SGD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Buffet Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Buffet Chef is 4,120 SGD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 6,420 SGD per month, 56% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+56%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Buffet Chef employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Buffet Chef(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Buffet Chef is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Buffet Chef is 17% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||3,110 SGD||-34%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||2,310 SGD||-51%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||9,980 SGD||+110%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||11,100 SGD||+130%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||2,060 SGD||-57%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||4,970 SGD||+5%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||2,860 SGD||-40%|
|Bakery Manager||5,900 SGD||+24%|
|Bakery Superintendent||4,090 SGD||-14%|
|Banquet Manager||4,320 SGD||-9%|
|Banquet Server||2,680 SGD||-43%|
|Bar Attendant||2,700 SGD||-43%|
|Bar Manager||5,200 SGD||+10%|
|Bar Supervisor||3,570 SGD||-25%|
|Beverage Manager||6,460 SGD||+36%|
|Bistro Attendant||2,660 SGD||-44%|
|Buffet Chef||4,740 SGD||=|
|Buffet Host||2,610 SGD||-45%|
|Buffet Manager||5,800 SGD||+22%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||2,170 SGD||-54%|
|Cafeteria Manager||4,920 SGD||+4%|
|Cake Decorator||3,110 SGD||-34%|
|Casino Shift Manager||8,960 SGD||+89%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||4,380 SGD||-8%|
|Club Manager||9,250 SGD||+95%|
|Cluster Director||11,900 SGD||+150%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||9,320 SGD||+97%|
|Cocktail Server||2,740 SGD||-42%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||8,890 SGD||+88%|
|Confectionery Baker||2,870 SGD||-39%|
|Conference Services Manager||5,690 SGD||+20%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||6,850 SGD||+45%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||7,540 SGD||+59%|
|Culinary Assistant||2,320 SGD||-51%|
|Culinary Associate||2,320 SGD||-51%|
|Dietary Aide||4,820 SGD||+2%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||4,380 SGD||-8%|
|Duty Manager||6,210 SGD||+31%|
|Events Coordinator||3,750 SGD||-21%|
|Executive Chef||5,670 SGD||+20%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||4,570 SGD||-4%|
|Fast Food Cook||3,950 SGD||-17%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||4,150 SGD||-12%|
|Fine Dining Cook||6,940 SGD||+46%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||7,050 SGD||+49%|
|Fleet Manager||12,000 SGD||+150%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||9,890 SGD||+110%|
|Food Consultant||8,110 SGD||+71%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||5,970 SGD||+26%|
|Food Server||2,640 SGD||-44%|
|Food Service Director||9,890 SGD||+110%|
|Food Service Manager||10,200 SGD||+120%|
|Food Service Sales||6,360 SGD||+34%|
|Food Service Worker||2,480 SGD||-48%|
|Front Desk Agent||2,950 SGD||-38%|
|Front Office Manager||5,590 SGD||+18%|
|Guest Service Executive||8,230 SGD||+74%|
|Guest Service Representative||3,480 SGD||-27%|
|Head Concierge||3,990 SGD||-16%|
|Hospitality Director||15,000 SGD||+220%|
|Hostess / Host||3,040 SGD||-36%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||2,840 SGD||-40%|
|Hotel Maid||2,060 SGD||-57%|
|Hotel Manager||14,900 SGD||+210%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||10,400 SGD||+120%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||8,320 SGD||+76%|
|Hotel Staff||2,640 SGD||-44%|
|Inventory Coordinator||3,150 SGD||-34%|
|Kitchen Manager||5,040 SGD||+6%|
|Kitchen Staff||2,750 SGD||-42%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||4,510 SGD||-5%|
|Line Cook||4,430 SGD||-7%|
|Luggage Porter||2,110 SGD||-55%|
|Motel Manager||8,230 SGD||+74%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||2,790 SGD||-41%|
|Production Operator||4,330 SGD||-9%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||4,760 SGD||+0%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||11,500 SGD||+140%|
|Restaurant Manager||9,750 SGD||+110%|
|Room Reservations Manager||9,600 SGD||+100%|
|Room Service Manager||9,080 SGD||+92%|
|Sous Chef||5,410 SGD||+14%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||6,660 SGD||+41%|
|Tour Consultant||7,400 SGD||+56%|
|Travel Agent||4,980 SGD||+5%|
|Travel Consultant||6,880 SGD||+45%|
|Waiter / Waitress||2,480 SGD||-48%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.