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Human Resources Manager Average Salary in Singapore 2019

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

11,524 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Human Resources Manager in Singapore typically earns around 11,524 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Manager salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Human Resources Manager Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Human Resources Manager salaries in Singapore range between 4,956 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 17,517 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 11,755 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Manager are earning less than 11,755 SGD while the other half are earning more than 11,755 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 as Human Resources Manager are earning less than 7,520 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 7,520 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Human Resources Manager are earning less than 15,221 SGD while 25% are earning more than 15,221 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

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,898 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +46%  
8,599 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +15%  
9,855 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +24%  
12,241 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +10%  
13,497 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
16,701 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Human Resources Manager salaries by experience level. A Human Resources Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,898 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,599 SGD per month, 46% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,855 SGD per month, 15% more than a person 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 12,241 SGD per month, 24% 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 13,497 SGD per month, 10% 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 16,701 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,782 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +57%  
12,179 SGD
Master's Degree    +18%  
14,377 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Human Resources Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Manager is 7,782 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 12,179 SGD per month, 57% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 14,377 SGD per month, 18% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager


Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
10,891 SGD
Male    +14%  
12,389 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
10,314 SGD
Public Sector    +26%  
12,965 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Human Resources Manager employees in Singapore earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager
Average Salary 2016    =  
10,516 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
10,905 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
11,243 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
11,524 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Human Resources Manager salaries in Singapore are on the rise 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.

Human Resources Manager Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

66 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Human Resources Manager is 66 SGD. This means that the average Human Resources Manager in Singapore earns approximatly 66 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.

Human Resources Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Manager and Human Resources monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Human Resources Manager, Human Resources, and All Jobs and we found that Human Resources Manager salaries are 33% more than those of Human Resources. We also found out that Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

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Compensation and Benefits Manager8,968 SGD-22%
Compensation and Benefits Officer6,782 SGD-41%
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Corporate Director of Human Resources11,562 SGD+0%
Corporate Trainer8,264 SGD-28%
Employee Benefits Administrator7,444 SGD-35%
Employee Communications Manager7,865 SGD-32%
Employee Development Specialist8,528 SGD-26%
Employee Engagement Specialist8,262 SGD-28%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator8,453 SGD-27%
Employee Performance Specialist8,097 SGD-30%
Employee Relations Manager8,754 SGD-24%
Employee Relations Practitioner8,324 SGD-28%
Employee Services Manager8,424 SGD-27%
Employment Advice Worker6,247 SGD-46%
Employment Interviewer6,856 SGD-41%
Employment Service Specialist7,024 SGD-39%
Employment Services Coordinator7,219 SGD-37%
Enrollment Counselor7,967 SGD-31%
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Executive Human Capital Management11,669 SGD+1%
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Expatriate Administration Manager8,902 SGD-23%
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Headhunter8,731 SGD-24%
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HRIS Analyst7,277 SGD-37%
HRIS Manager8,636 SGD-25%
HRIS Supervisor6,688 SGD-42%
Human Resources Administration Specialist6,784 SGD-41%
Human Resources Administrator7,193 SGD-38%
Human Resources Advisor8,189 SGD-29%
Human Resources Analyst7,560 SGD-34%
Human Resources Assessor6,323 SGD-45%
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Human Resources Associate7,268 SGD-37%
Human Resources Consultant8,530 SGD-26%
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Human Resources Manager11,524 SGD=
Human Resources Officer6,706 SGD-42%
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Human Resources Training Executive8,496 SGD-26%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist8,968 SGD-22%
Job Evaluation Specialist8,287 SGD-28%
Labor Relations Director9,915 SGD-14%
Labor Relations Manager9,669 SGD-16%
Labor Relations Specialist7,664 SGD-33%
Learning and Development Manager8,861 SGD-23%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer6,393 SGD-45%
Organizational Development Consultant9,217 SGD-20%
Organizational Development Manager9,182 SGD-20%
Organizational Development Specialist7,069 SGD-39%
Payroll Assistant5,138 SGD-55%
Payroll Supervisor6,988 SGD-39%
People Development Officer7,296 SGD-37%
Personnel Officer6,247 SGD-46%
Records Clerk3,890 SGD-66%
Records Manager8,565 SGD-26%
Recruiter8,647 SGD-25%
Recruiting Coordinator6,551 SGD-43%
Recruiting Manager11,273 SGD-2%
Recruitment Consultant9,283 SGD-19%
Recruitment Officer7,618 SGD-34%
Recruitment Supervisor8,754 SGD-24%
Research Associate8,590 SGD-25%
SAP Resource Manager9,442 SGD-18%
Talent Acquisition Specialist7,890 SGD-32%
Talent Management Officer9,192 SGD-20%
Training and Development Section Head8,295 SGD-28%
Training Executive11,020 SGD-4%
Training Officer5,999 SGD-48%
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