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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Singapore?

8,873 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in Singapore typically earns around 8,873 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Teaching / Education jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor8,394 SGD
Academic Coach8,060 SGD
Academic Manager9,325 SGD
Academic Specialist7,753 SGD
Academic Staff6,679 SGD
Accompanist6,688 SGD
Achievement Coach8,733 SGD
Admissions Specialist7,308 SGD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,784 SGD
Anthropology Teacher6,743 SGD
Arabic Language Teacher6,524 SGD
Archeology Teacher6,731 SGD
Architecture Teacher7,286 SGD
Archivist5,812 SGD
Art Teacher6,074 SGD
Assistant School Principal8,452 SGD
Assistant Teacher5,515 SGD
Biochemistry Professor 9,173 SGD
Biology Teacher6,580 SGD
Bursary Scheme Manager7,453 SGD
Business Teacher7,137 SGD
Chemistry Teacher6,263 SGD
Child Care Coordinator6,428 SGD
Child Care Worker5,160 SGD
Clinical School Psychologist9,796 SGD
College Aide8,228 SGD
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,683 SGD
College President13,321 SGD
Communications Teacher6,552 SGD
Community Education Officer5,515 SGD
Computer Science Teacher6,576 SGD
Computer Teacher6,704 SGD
Creative Writing Trainer7,928 SGD
Credit Counselor8,459 SGD
Cultural Studies Teacher6,576 SGD
Curriculum Developer8,905 SGD
Curriculum Specialist8,666 SGD
Demonstrator5,949 SGD
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,676 SGD
Director of Learning Technology8,852 SGD
Distance Learning Coordinator7,308 SGD
Economics Lecturer11,817 SGD
Education Administrator7,627 SGD
Education Assistant Director8,487 SGD
Education Assistant Principal7,082 SGD
Education Assistant Professor9,420 SGD
Education Consultant9,621 SGD
Education Coordinator7,211 SGD
Education Counselor7,890 SGD
Education Director11,889 SGD
Education Program Specialist8,870 SGD
Education Researcher9,980 SGD
Education Resource Specialist7,560 SGD
Education Services Facilitator7,944 SGD
Educational Psychologist10,688 SGD
EFL Teacher6,825 SGD
eLearning Trainer5,926 SGD
Elementary School Teacher5,519 SGD
Engineering Lecturer11,015 SGD
Engineering Teacher8,944 SGD
English Teacher5,994 SGD
ESL Teacher6,688 SGD
Faculty Assistant8,329 SGD
Foreign Language Teacher6,195 SGD
GED Teacher6,214 SGD
Geography Teacher6,679 SGD
Head of Mathematics Department8,708 SGD
Head of School11,436 SGD
High School Teacher7,121 SGD
History Teacher7,043 SGD
Infant Teacher4,947 SGD
Instructional Assistant6,744 SGD
Instructor7,707 SGD
Kindergarten Teacher5,138 SGD
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,673 SGD
Law Teacher9,649 SGD
Learning Designer7,933 SGD
Lecturer9,649 SGD
Librarian5,673 SGD
Library Assistant4,408 SGD
Library Director7,484 SGD
Library Specialist5,797 SGD
Life Sciences Teacher6,393 SGD
Math Lecturer11,706 SGD
Mathematics Teacher7,497 SGD
Mentor7,101 SGD
Middle School Teacher6,688 SGD
Music Teacher6,446 SGD
Nursery Manager9,499 SGD
Nursery Worker3,918 SGD
Paraprofessional9,212 SGD
Physical Education Specialist7,267 SGD
Physical Education Teacher6,190 SGD
Physics Teacher 6,704 SGD
Political Science Teacher6,856 SGD
Post Doctoral Researcher10,495 SGD
Preschool Education Administrator7,827 SGD
Preschool Teacher5,365 SGD
Primary School Teacher6,045 SGD
Principal8,636 SGD
Product Specialist7,136 SGD
Professor - Accounting12,331 SGD
Professor - Architecture12,488 SGD
Professor - Biology12,031 SGD
Professor - Business Administration11,679 SGD
Professor - Chemical Engineering12,746 SGD
Professor - Chemistry12,494 SGD
Professor - Civil Engineering11,541 SGD
Professor - Communication11,395 SGD
Professor - Computer Science11,947 SGD
Professor - Dentistry12,395 SGD
Professor - Drama11,356 SGD
Professor - Economics12,196 SGD
Professor - Education11,951 SGD
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,389 SGD
Professor - English11,172 SGD
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,900 SGD
Professor - Foreign Languages10,984 SGD
Professor - Geological Sciences11,322 SGD
Professor - History11,371 SGD
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,227 SGD
Professor - Law13,410 SGD
Professor - Legal Support11,897 SGD
Professor - Liberal Arts12,372 SGD
Professor - Marketing12,139 SGD
Professor - Mathematics13,463 SGD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,101 SGD
Professor - Medical Administration13,154 SGD
Professor - Medicine13,512 SGD
Professor - Music11,216 SGD
Professor - Nursing11,477 SGD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,038 SGD
Professor - Philosophy12,091 SGD
Professor - Physical Therapy12,645 SGD
Professor - Physics12,994 SGD
Professor - Psychology11,747 SGD
Professor - Rehabilitation10,907 SGD
Professor - Social Work10,666 SGD
Professor - Sociology11,605 SGD
Professor - Special Education11,754 SGD
Psychology Teacher9,116 SGD
Public Management Assistant Professor10,196 SGD
School Counselor8,731 SGD
Science Educator6,660 SGD
Science Laboratory Assistant6,286 SGD
Science Teacher6,992 SGD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,118 SGD
Secondary School Teacher6,367 SGD
Special Education Teacher7,137 SGD
Special Needs Assistant5,789 SGD
Statistics Lecturer11,264 SGD
Student Accounts Coordinator6,525 SGD
Student Development Specialist7,828 SGD
Student Employment Specialist7,397 SGD
Student Services6,045 SGD
Student Support Manager8,093 SGD
Substitute Teacher5,497 SGD
Teacher5,757 SGD
Teacher Aide5,072 SGD
Teacher Trainer8,285 SGD
Training and Development Specialist8,459 SGD
Training Coordinator5,877 SGD
Tutor6,680 SGD
University Teacher11,863 SGD
Vocational Education Teacher6,315 SGD

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Teaching / Education

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in Singapore range between 4,296 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 14,667 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,139 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 9,139 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,139 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 in Teaching / Education are earning less than 6,046 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,046 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 12,617 SGD while 25% are earning more than 12,617 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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,026 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,323 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,606 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
8,873 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education salaries in Singapore are rising 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

51 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Teaching / Education is 51 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 51 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
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