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Human Resources Manager Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Manager make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
12,600 SGD
( 151,000 SGD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Singapore

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Manager salaries in Singapore range from 6,030 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 19,700 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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 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

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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.

Human Resources Manager average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
7,060 SGD
2 - 5 Years+42%
10,000 SGD
5 - 10 Years+31%
13,200 SGD
10 - 15 Years+23%
16,200 SGD
15 - 20 Years+6%
17,200 SGD
20+ Years+10%
18,800 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Human Resources Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 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.

Human Resources Manager average salary difference by education level in Singapore

Bachelor's Degree
11,100 SGD
Master's Degree+43%
15,900 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

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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? Male Human Resources Manager employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,900 SGD
12,300 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Human Resources Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Human Resources Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources Manager

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.

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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

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.

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 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Human Resources Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Human Resources Manager
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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.

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.

Human Resources Manager Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

73 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 73 SGD. This means that the average Human Resources Manager in Singapore earns approximately 73 SGD for every worked hour.

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

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.

Human Resources Manager VS Other Jobs

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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Benefits Administrator5,260 SGD-58%
Benefits Analyst6,280 SGD-50%
Benefits Manager10,600 SGD-16%
Chief People Officer13,600 SGD+8%
Compensation Analyst6,230 SGD-50%
Compensation and Benefits Manager10,500 SGD-16%
Compensation and Benefits Officer4,440 SGD-65%
Compensation Manager10,500 SGD-16%
Corporate Director of Human Resources12,700 SGD+1%
Corporate Trainer6,330 SGD-50%
Employee Benefits Administrator7,230 SGD-42%
Employee Communications Manager8,960 SGD-29%
Employee Development Specialist8,530 SGD-32%
Employee Engagement Specialist8,380 SGD-33%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator8,330 SGD-34%
Employee Performance Specialist6,340 SGD-50%
Employee Relations Manager8,850 SGD-30%
Employee Relations Practitioner9,430 SGD-25%
Employee Services Manager8,820 SGD-30%
Employment Advice Worker4,050 SGD-68%
Employment Interviewer5,990 SGD-52%
Employment Service Specialist4,920 SGD-61%
Employment Services Coordinator5,680 SGD-55%
Enrollment Counselor7,970 SGD-37%
Equal Opportunity Representative6,480 SGD-48%
Executive Human Capital Management13,200 SGD+5%
Executive Recruiter8,980 SGD-29%
Expatriate Administration Manager8,530 SGD-32%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor5,780 SGD-54%
Global Mobility Manager10,700 SGD-15%
Headhunter8,910 SGD-29%
Health Benefits Coordinator5,050 SGD-60%
HRIS Analyst4,740 SGD-62%
HRIS Manager7,310 SGD-42%
HRIS Supervisor4,190 SGD-67%
Human Resources Administration Specialist5,260 SGD-58%
Human Resources Administrator5,550 SGD-56%
Human Resources Advisor8,780 SGD-30%
Human Resources Analyst7,560 SGD-40%
Human Resources Assessor4,760 SGD-62%
Human Resources Assistant Manager9,130 SGD-27%
Human Resources Associate3,500 SGD-72%
Human Resources Consultant10,200 SGD-19%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager7,500 SGD-40%
Human Resources Generalist6,660 SGD-47%
Human Resources Manager12,600 SGD+0%
Human Resources Officer4,950 SGD-61%
Human Resources Representative4,800 SGD-62%
Human Resources Section Head8,250 SGD-34%
Human Resources Superintendent4,640 SGD-63%
Human Resources Training Executive8,820 SGD-30%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist11,100 SGD-12%
Job Evaluation Specialist8,090 SGD-36%
Labor Relations Director10,500 SGD-16%
Labor Relations Manager10,400 SGD-17%
Labor Relations Specialist4,780 SGD-62%
Learning and Development Manager10,800 SGD-14%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer4,600 SGD-63%
Organizational Development Consultant10,100 SGD-20%
Organizational Development Manager11,100 SGD-12%
Organizational Development Specialist5,500 SGD-56%
Payroll Assistant4,170 SGD-67%
Payroll Supervisor5,180 SGD-59%
People Development Officer6,540 SGD-48%
Personnel Officer3,630 SGD-71%
Records Clerk3,320 SGD-74%
Records Manager5,380 SGD-57%
Recruiter8,630 SGD-31%
Recruiting Coordinator4,670 SGD-63%
Recruiting Manager11,900 SGD-5%
Recruitment Consultant8,470 SGD-33%
Recruitment Officer5,010 SGD-60%
Recruitment Supervisor7,080 SGD-44%
Research Associate4,270 SGD-66%
SAP Resource Manager8,850 SGD-30%
Talent Acquisition Specialist7,040 SGD-44%
Talent Management Officer5,340 SGD-58%
Training and Development Section Head8,890 SGD-29%
Training Executive10,200 SGD-19%
Training Officer4,180 SGD-67%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

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

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