A person working as a Human Resources Manager in Singapore typically earns around 12,600 SGD per month. Salaries range from 6,030 SGD (lowest) to 19,700 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Human Resources Manager salaries in Singapore range from 6,030 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 19,700 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,100 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Manager(s) are earning less than 13,100 SGD while the other half are earning more than 13,100 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 Human Resources Manager(s) are earning less than 8,600 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,600 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Manager(s) are earning less than 17,100 SGD while 25% are earning more than 17,100 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 Human Resources Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Human Resources Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,060 SGD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,000 SGD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,200 SGD per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Human Resources Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 16,200 SGD per month, 23% 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 17,200 SGD per month, 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 18,800 SGD per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Human Resources Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Human Resources Manager is 11,100 SGD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 15,900 SGD per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 Singapore Dollar(s) to 127,000 Singapore Dollar(s) 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 into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Human Resources Manager employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources Manager(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 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 Human Resources Manager is considered to be a high 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.
16% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 Human Resources Manager is 57% more than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||5,260 SGD||-58%|
|Benefits Analyst||6,280 SGD||-50%|
|Benefits Manager||10,600 SGD||-16%|
|Chief People Officer||13,600 SGD||+8%|
|Compensation Analyst||6,230 SGD||-50%|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||10,500 SGD||-16%|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||4,440 SGD||-65%|
|Compensation Manager||10,500 SGD||-16%|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||12,700 SGD||+1%|
|Corporate Trainer||6,330 SGD||-50%|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||7,230 SGD||-42%|
|Employee Communications Manager||8,960 SGD||-29%|
|Employee Development Specialist||8,530 SGD||-32%|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||8,380 SGD||-33%|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||8,330 SGD||-34%|
|Employee Performance Specialist||6,340 SGD||-50%|
|Employee Relations Manager||8,850 SGD||-30%|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||9,430 SGD||-25%|
|Employee Services Manager||8,820 SGD||-30%|
|Employment Advice Worker||4,050 SGD||-68%|
|Employment Interviewer||5,990 SGD||-52%|
|Employment Service Specialist||4,920 SGD||-61%|
|Employment Services Coordinator||5,680 SGD||-55%|
|Enrollment Counselor||7,970 SGD||-37%|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||6,480 SGD||-48%|
|Executive Human Capital Management||13,200 SGD||+5%|
|Executive Recruiter||8,980 SGD||-29%|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||8,530 SGD||-32%|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||5,780 SGD||-54%|
|Global Mobility Manager||10,700 SGD||-15%|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||5,050 SGD||-60%|
|HRIS Analyst||4,740 SGD||-62%|
|HRIS Manager||7,310 SGD||-42%|
|HRIS Supervisor||4,190 SGD||-67%|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||5,260 SGD||-58%|
|Human Resources Administrator||5,550 SGD||-56%|
|Human Resources Advisor||8,780 SGD||-30%|
|Human Resources Analyst||7,560 SGD||-40%|
|Human Resources Assessor||4,760 SGD||-62%|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||9,130 SGD||-27%|
|Human Resources Associate||3,500 SGD||-72%|
|Human Resources Consultant||10,200 SGD||-19%|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||7,500 SGD||-40%|
|Human Resources Generalist||6,660 SGD||-47%|
|Human Resources Manager||12,600 SGD||+0%|
|Human Resources Officer||4,950 SGD||-61%|
|Human Resources Representative||4,800 SGD||-62%|
|Human Resources Section Head||8,250 SGD||-34%|
|Human Resources Superintendent||4,640 SGD||-63%|
|Human Resources Training Executive||8,820 SGD||-30%|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||11,100 SGD||-12%|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||8,090 SGD||-36%|
|Labor Relations Director||10,500 SGD||-16%|
|Labor Relations Manager||10,400 SGD||-17%|
|Labor Relations Specialist||4,780 SGD||-62%|
|Learning and Development Manager||10,800 SGD||-14%|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||4,600 SGD||-63%|
|Organizational Development Consultant||10,100 SGD||-20%|
|Organizational Development Manager||11,100 SGD||-12%|
|Organizational Development Specialist||5,500 SGD||-56%|
|Payroll Assistant||4,170 SGD||-67%|
|Payroll Supervisor||5,180 SGD||-59%|
|People Development Officer||6,540 SGD||-48%|
|Personnel Officer||3,630 SGD||-71%|
|Records Clerk||3,320 SGD||-74%|
|Records Manager||5,380 SGD||-57%|
|Recruiting Coordinator||4,670 SGD||-63%|
|Recruiting Manager||11,900 SGD||-5%|
|Recruitment Consultant||8,470 SGD||-33%|
|Recruitment Officer||5,010 SGD||-60%|
|Recruitment Supervisor||7,080 SGD||-44%|
|Research Associate||4,270 SGD||-66%|
|SAP Resource Manager||8,850 SGD||-30%|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||7,040 SGD||-44%|
|Talent Management Officer||5,340 SGD||-58%|
|Training and Development Section Head||8,890 SGD||-29%|
|Training Executive||10,200 SGD||-19%|
|Training Officer||4,180 SGD||-67%|
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.