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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
11,500 SGD
( 138,000 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Human Resources Manager in Singapore typically earns around 11,500 SGD per month. Salaries range from 4,960 SGD (lowest) to 17,500 SGD (highest).

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 detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Human Resources Manager Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Manager salaries in Singapore range between 4,960 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 17,500 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,800 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Manager are earning less than 11,800 SGD while the other half are earning more than 11,800 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 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 15,200 SGD while 25% are earning more than 15,200 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 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

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

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 5,900 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,600 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 9,860 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 12,200 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 13,500 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 16,700 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
5,900 SGD
2 - 5 Years+46%
8,600 SGD
5 - 10 Years+15%
9,860 SGD
10 - 15 Years+24%
12,200 SGD
15 - 20 Years+10%
13,500 SGD
20+ Years+24%
16,700 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Human Resources Manager

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 Highschool, the average salary of a Human Resources Manager is 5,900 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 7,780 SGD per month, 32% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,200 SGD per month, 57% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 14,400 SGD per month, 18% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 16,800 SGD per month, 17% more than someone with Master's Degree.

5,900 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+32%
7,780 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+57%
12,200 SGD
Master's Degree+18%
14,400 SGD
16,800 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Human Resources ManagerThough 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 6% more than their female counterparts.
11,300 SGD
11,900 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Human Resources ManagerWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Human Resources Manager employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
11,300 SGD
Public Sector+5%
11,800 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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
10,300 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
10,700 SGD
Average Salary 2018+3%
11,000 SGD
Average Salary 2019+3%
11,300 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Human Resources Manager salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Human Resources Manager Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

66 SGD per hour

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 Manager8,970 SGD-22%
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Corporate Director of Human Resources11,600 SGD+1%
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Employee Benefits Administrator7,440 SGD-35%
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Employee Development Specialist8,530 SGD-26%
Employee Engagement Specialist8,260 SGD-28%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator8,450 SGD-27%
Employee Performance Specialist8,100 SGD-30%
Employee Relations Manager8,750 SGD-24%
Employee Relations Practitioner8,320 SGD-28%
Employee Services Manager8,420 SGD-27%
Employment Advice Worker6,250 SGD-46%
Employment Interviewer6,860 SGD-40%
Employment Service Specialist7,020 SGD-39%
Employment Services Coordinator7,220 SGD-37%
Enrollment Counselor7,970 SGD-31%
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Executive Human Capital Management11,700 SGD+2%
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Expatriate Administration Manager8,900 SGD-23%
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Headhunter8,730 SGD-24%
Health Benefits Coordinator6,760 SGD-41%
HRIS Analyst7,280 SGD-37%
HRIS Manager8,640 SGD-25%
HRIS Supervisor6,690 SGD-42%
Human Resources Administration Specialist6,780 SGD-41%
Human Resources Administrator7,190 SGD-38%
Human Resources Advisor8,190 SGD-29%
Human Resources Analyst7,560 SGD-34%
Human Resources Assessor6,320 SGD-45%
Human Resources Assistant Manager9,040 SGD-22%
Human Resources Associate7,270 SGD-37%
Human Resources Consultant8,530 SGD-26%
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Human Resources Manager11,500 SGD-0%
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Human Resources Superintendent6,420 SGD-44%
Human Resources Training Executive8,500 SGD-26%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist8,970 SGD-22%
Job Evaluation Specialist8,290 SGD-28%
Labor Relations Director9,910 SGD-14%
Labor Relations Manager9,670 SGD-16%
Labor Relations Specialist7,660 SGD-34%
Learning and Development Manager8,860 SGD-23%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer6,390 SGD-45%
Organizational Development Consultant9,220 SGD-20%
Organizational Development Manager9,180 SGD-20%
Organizational Development Specialist7,070 SGD-39%
Payroll Assistant5,140 SGD-55%
Payroll Supervisor6,990 SGD-39%
People Development Officer7,300 SGD-37%
Personnel Officer6,250 SGD-46%
Records Clerk3,890 SGD-66%
Records Manager8,560 SGD-26%
Recruiter8,650 SGD-25%
Recruiting Coordinator6,550 SGD-43%
Recruiting Manager11,300 SGD-2%
Recruitment Consultant9,280 SGD-19%
Recruitment Officer7,620 SGD-34%
Recruitment Supervisor8,750 SGD-24%
Research Associate8,590 SGD-25%
SAP Resource Manager9,440 SGD-18%
Talent Acquisition Specialist7,890 SGD-32%
Talent Management Officer9,190 SGD-20%
Training and Development Section Head8,300 SGD-28%
Training Executive11,000 SGD-5%
Training Officer6,000 SGD-48%
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