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Animator Average Salary in Singapore 2023

How much money does a person working as Animator make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
5,690 SGD
( 68,300 SGD yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working as Animator in Singapore typically earns around 5,690 SGD. Salaries range from 2,670 SGD (lowest) to 8,990 SGD (highest).

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Animator salaries in Singapore vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Animator Pay Scale and Salaries in Singapore

Median and salary distribution Singapore Animator monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
5,360 SGD or more
10% of people earn
4,700 to 5,360 SGD
20% of people earn
3,270 SGD or less
65% of people earn
3,270 to 4,700 SGD
Minimum Salary
2,670 SGD
5,390 SGD
8,990 SGD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Animator in Singapore range from 2,670 SGD (starting salary) to 8,990 SGD (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 5,390 SGD, half of the professionals who work as Animator in Singapore earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Animator in Singapore earn less than 4,370 SGD, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 6,200 SGD while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Animator in Singapore compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 3,270 SGD to 4,700 SGD. About 20% of salaries are below the 3,270 SGD mark, while 10% fall within the range of 4,700 SGD to 5,360 SGD. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 5,360 SGD.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Animator / Singapore

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
3,080 SGD
2 - 5 Years+38%
4,250 SGD
5 - 10 Years+42%
6,050 SGD
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,380 SGD
15 - 20 Years+6%
7,790 SGD
20+ Years+9%
8,480 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Animator
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Animator and this is what we found.

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 3,080 SGD.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,250 SGD, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,050 SGD, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,380 SGD, 22% 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 7,790 SGD, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,480 SGD, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Salary Comparison By Education / Animator / Singapore

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Animator.

High School
3,810 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+17%
4,440 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+45%
6,460 SGD
Master's Degree+31%
8,480 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 salaries by education level for the position Animator in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 3,810 SGD.

Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 4,440 SGD, 17% more than the previous level.

Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 6,460 SGD, 45% more than the previous level.

Level 4: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 8,480 SGD, 31% more than the previous level.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 SGD to 127,000 SGD and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support the theory. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Animator / Singapore

Salary comparison by gender Singapore Animator monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? For the people who work as Animator in Singapore, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

5,860 SGD
5,540 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Animator / Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for individuals working as Animator? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Animator in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Singapore / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Singapore is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2022. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Animator / Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Animator
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66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Salary Trend and Forecast / Animator / Singapore

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

Average Salary 2019
5,180 SGD
Average Salary 2020+3%
5,330 SGD
Average Salary 2021+2%
5,460 SGD
Average Salary 2022+2%
5,580 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working as Animator in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Average Hourly Wage / Animator / Singapore

33 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Animator in Singapore is 33 SGD.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Animator in Singapore is 15 SGD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Animator VS Other Jobs

5,690 SGD
7,970 SGD
8,450 SGD
Average Salary
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Advertising / Graphic Design / Events
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Salary Comparison Between Animator and Advertising / Graphic Design / Events monthly Singapore
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive8,480 SGD+49%
Advertising Account Manager9,360 SGD+65%
Advertising Account Planner5,080 SGD-11%
Advertising Coordinator6,360 SGD+12%
Advertising Manager12,800 SGD+130%
Advertising Operations Manager12,800 SGD+130%
Advertising Strategic Planner8,860 SGD+56%
Advertising Team Leader7,710 SGD+36%
Animator5,690 SGD+0%
Art Director7,790 SGD+37%
Artist6,410 SGD+13%
Artworker4,890 SGD-14%
Assistant Art Director6,110 SGD+7%
Audiosual Technician4,530 SGD-20%
Broadcast Administrator8,090 SGD+42%
Catering Sales5,100 SGD-10%
Catering Trainer5,900 SGD+4%
Commercial and Industrial Designer4,660 SGD-18%
Conference Organiser5,940 SGD+4%
Content and Media Production Lead9,190 SGD+62%
CopyWriter5,180 SGD-9%
Creative Designer6,170 SGD+8%
Creative Director7,570 SGD+33%
Designer 4,580 SGD-19%
Desktop Publisher3,950 SGD-31%
Director of Graphic Design7,190 SGD+26%
Events and Promotions Manager13,600 SGD+140%
Exhibit Display Coordinator6,390 SGD+12%
Exhibit Display Manager8,480 SGD+49%
Finisher4,200 SGD-26%
Graphic Artist4,880 SGD-14%
Graphic Designer5,220 SGD-8%
Graphics Design Supervisor7,180 SGD+26%
Imagery Analyst4,880 SGD-14%
Imaging Technologist4,870 SGD-14%
Interaction Designer4,180 SGD-27%
Media Planner6,810 SGD+20%
Media Production Coordinator6,090 SGD+7%
Media Production Manager10,900 SGD+92%
Media Project Manager10,400 SGD+83%
Media Relations Representative8,920 SGD+57%
Media Sales Executive9,860 SGD+73%
Multimedia Specialist4,870 SGD-14%
Photographer4,560 SGD-20%
PPC Campaign Manager8,030 SGD+41%
Print Production Manager8,970 SGD+58%
Product and Brand Manager12,800 SGD+130%
Sales Promotion Manager12,600 SGD+120%
Sketch Artist5,500 SGD-3%
Social Media Executive10,000 SGD+76%
Technical Typist3,770 SGD-34%
User Experience UX Designer5,670 SGD-0%
UX Designer4,860 SGD-15%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Singapore is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
8,270 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,670 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for the job title Animator in Singapore?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 5,390 SGD and 6,200 SGD. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Animator in Singapore ranges from 4,370 SGD to 6,200 SGD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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