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Cook Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Cook make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
5,930 SGD
( 71,100 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Cook in Singapore typically earns around 5,930 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,840 SGD (lowest) to 8,710 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Cook salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Cook Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Cook

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

  • Salary Range

    Cook salaries in Singapore range between 2,840 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,710 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,750 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Cook are earning less than 5,750 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,750 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 as Cook are earning less than 3,870 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,870 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Cook are earning less than 6,800 SGD while 25% are earning more than 6,800 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

Cook Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Cook

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Cook salaries by experience level. A Cook with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,310 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,140 SGD per month, 25% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,310 SGD per month, 28% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Cook(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,950 SGD per month, 12% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,130 SGD per month, 20% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,240 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
3,310 SGD
2 - 5 Years+25%
4,140 SGD
5 - 10 Years+28%
5,310 SGD
10 - 15 Years+12%
5,950 SGD
15 - 20 Years+20%
7,130 SGD
20+ Years+16%
8,240 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cook Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Cook

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Cook salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Cook is 3,310 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,250 SGD per month, 28% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,190 SGD per month, 22% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 7,680 SGD per month, 48% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 8,490 SGD per month, 10% more than someone with Master's Degree.

3,310 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+28%
4,250 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+22%
5,190 SGD
Master's Degree+48%
7,680 SGD
8,490 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cook Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore CookThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Cook employees in Singapore earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
5,700 SGD
6,100 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore CookWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Cook employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
5,750 SGD
Public Sector+6%
6,070 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Cook Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

How are Cook salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Cook
Average Salary 2016
5,350 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,550 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
5,640 SGD
Average Salary 2019+2%
5,760 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Cook salaries in Singapore are on the rise 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.

Cook Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

34 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Cook is 34 SGD. This means that the average Cook in Singapore earns approximatly 34 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.

Cook VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Cook and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Cook, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering, and All Jobs and we found that Cook salaries are 16% less than those of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. We also found out that Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder5,760 SGD-3%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper4,820 SGD-19%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director9,190 SGD+55%
Assistant Hospitality Manager9,990 SGD+69%
Assistant Storekeeper3,920 SGD-34%
Assistant Tour Manager6,840 SGD+15%
Baker and Pastrycook5,280 SGD-11%
Bakery Manager7,380 SGD+25%
Bakery Superintendent6,400 SGD+8%
Banquet Manager6,470 SGD+9%
Banquet Server5,200 SGD-12%
Bar Attendant5,320 SGD-10%
Bar Manager7,610 SGD+28%
Bar Supervisor5,850 SGD-1%
Barista5,060 SGD-15%
Bartender5,400 SGD-9%
Bellman4,000 SGD-33%
Beverage Manager7,720 SGD+30%
Bistro Attendant4,820 SGD-19%
Buffet Chef6,810 SGD+15%
Buffet Host4,550 SGD-23%
Buffet Manager7,460 SGD+26%
Butcher and Slaughterer4,620 SGD-22%
Cafeteria Manager7,000 SGD+18%
Cake Decorator5,380 SGD-9%
Casino Shift Manager8,860 SGD+50%
Chain Store Customer Support6,570 SGD+11%
Chef6,450 SGD+9%
Club Manager8,390 SGD+42%
Cluster Director9,860 SGD+66%
Cluster Revenue Manager9,320 SGD+57%
Cocktail Server4,890 SGD-17%
Coffee Shop Manager8,490 SGD+43%
Concierge4,700 SGD-21%
Confectionery Baker5,060 SGD-15%
Conference Services Manager6,810 SGD+15%
Cook5,930 SGD+0%
Corporate Sous Chef7,520 SGD+27%
Corporate Travel Consultant7,330 SGD+24%
Croupier5,900 SGD-0%
Culinary Assistant5,200 SGD-12%
Culinary Associate5,590 SGD-6%
Dietary Aide5,830 SGD-2%
Dining Room Supervisor6,720 SGD+13%
Dishwasher3,060 SGD-48%
Duty Manager7,770 SGD+31%
Events Coordinator6,240 SGD+5%
Executive Chef6,880 SGD+16%
Executive Pastry Chef5,990 SGD+1%
Fast Food Cook5,900 SGD-0%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor6,530 SGD+10%
Fine Dining Cook7,030 SGD+19%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,350 SGD+24%
Fleet Manager7,930 SGD+34%
Food and Beverage Manager8,870 SGD+50%
Food Consultant9,250 SGD+56%
Food Safety Coordinator7,560 SGD+28%
Food Server4,820 SGD-19%
Food Service Director8,660 SGD+46%
Food Service Manager8,490 SGD+43%
Food Service Sales7,590 SGD+28%
Food Service Worker4,820 SGD-19%
Front Desk Agent5,700 SGD-4%
Front Office Manager7,870 SGD+33%
Guest Service Executive8,620 SGD+45%
Guest Service Representative6,420 SGD+8%
Head Concierge6,240 SGD+5%
Hospitality Director12,000 SGD+100%
Hostess / Host6,420 SGD+8%
Hotel Desk Clerk4,740 SGD-20%
Hotel Maid3,230 SGD-45%
Hotel Manager12,200 SGD+110%
Hotel Sales Manager9,350 SGD+58%
Hotel Service Supervisor8,430 SGD+42%
Hotel Staff5,780 SGD-2%
Inventory Coordinator5,250 SGD-11%
Kitchen Manager7,160 SGD+21%
Kitchen Staff5,510 SGD-7%
Kitchen Supervisor6,680 SGD+13%
Line Cook6,510 SGD+10%
Luggage Porter3,210 SGD-46%
Motel Manager8,230 SGD+39%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant4,250 SGD-28%
Production Operator4,440 SGD-25%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator5,840 SGD-1%
Receptionist5,560 SGD-6%
Regional Restaurant Manager10,400 SGD+75%
Restaurant Manager9,530 SGD+61%
Room Reservations Manager8,600 SGD+45%
Room Service Manager8,560 SGD+44%
Sous Chef5,970 SGD+1%
Supervisor of Food Services7,540 SGD+27%
Tour Consultant7,300 SGD+23%
Travel Agent6,420 SGD+8%
Travel Consultant6,780 SGD+14%
Waiter / Waitress4,720 SGD-20%
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