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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Singapore?

9,072 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Singapore typically earns around 9,072 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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
Assistant Pharmacist6,770 SGD
Assistant Pharmacy Director12,846 SGD
Associate Medical Affairs Director11,817 SGD
Bioinformatics Scientist11,070 SGD
Bioinformatics Technician7,384 SGD
Biological Scientist11,991 SGD
Biological Technician7,226 SGD
Biomedical Engineer6,961 SGD
Biomedical Engineering Director10,094 SGD
Biostatistician8,531 SGD
Biotechnologist 8,086 SGD
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager7,312 SGD
Chemical Process Technician7,081 SGD
Clinical Consultant7,998 SGD
Clinical Data Manager9,205 SGD
Clinical Data Specialist7,959 SGD
Clinical Operations Manager9,992 SGD
Clinical Pharmacist9,032 SGD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist9,634 SGD
Clinical Programmer5,463 SGD
Clinical Project Manager8,061 SGD
Clinical Research Associate8,096 SGD
Clinical Research Manager10,032 SGD
Clinical Study Manager10,495 SGD
Compliance Specialist9,059 SGD
Cytology Laboratory Technologist7,160 SGD
Cytotechnologist7,130 SGD
GCP Auditor8,060 SGD
Hospital Pharmacy Technician7,453 SGD
Manufacturing Engineer7,505 SGD
Medical Affairs Director12,173 SGD
Medical Representative 6,449 SGD
Medical Science Liaison8,769 SGD
Molecular and Cellular Biologist9,847 SGD
Nuclear Pharmacist1,082 SGD
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead12,786 SGD
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager11,554 SGD
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer8,802 SGD
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager8,836 SGD
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor9,980 SGD
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant7,069 SGD
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist8,047 SGD
Pharmaceutical Research Associate9,418 SGD
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist10,646 SGD
Pharmaceutical Researcher11,541 SGD
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager11,141 SGD
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager11,669 SGD
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative6,297 SGD
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager9,929 SGD
Pharmaceutical Team Leader9,205 SGD
Pharmaceutical Technologist6,797 SGD
Pharmacist8,816 SGD
Pharmacy Aide6,879 SGD
Pharmacy Manager12,681 SGD
Pharmacy Stock Controller6,048 SGD
Pharmacy Technician5,925 SGD
Records Management Coordinator5,576 SGD
Shift Encapsulator6,098 SGD
Staff Pharmacist9,140 SGD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Singapore range between 1,153 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 13,619 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,344 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 9,344 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,344 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 4,724 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,724 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 12,170 SGD while 25% are earning more than 12,170 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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,206 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,510 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,799 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
9,072 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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 3% 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

52 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 52 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 52 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.
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