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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
8,960 SGD
( 108,000 SGD yearly)

LOW
4,300
SGD
AVERAGE
8,960
SGD
HIGH
16,300
SGD

A person working in Teaching / Education in Singapore typically earns around 8,960 SGD per month. Salaries range from 4,300 SGD (lowest average) to 16,300 SGD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. 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 Advisor8,390 SGD
Academic Coach8,060 SGD
Academic Manager9,320 SGD
Academic Specialist7,750 SGD
Academic Staff6,680 SGD
Accompanist6,690 SGD
Achievement Coach8,730 SGD
Admissions Specialist7,310 SGD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,780 SGD
Anthropology Teacher6,740 SGD
Arabic Language Teacher6,520 SGD
Archeology Teacher6,730 SGD
Architecture Teacher7,290 SGD
Archivist5,810 SGD
Art Teacher6,070 SGD
Assistant School Principal8,450 SGD
Assistant Teacher5,510 SGD
Biochemistry Professor 11,300 SGD
Biology Teacher6,580 SGD
Bursary Scheme Manager7,450 SGD
Business Teacher7,140 SGD
Chemistry Teacher6,260 SGD
Child Care Coordinator6,430 SGD
Child Care Worker5,160 SGD
Clinical School Psychologist9,800 SGD
College Aide8,230 SGD
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,680 SGD
College President14,800 SGD
Communications Teacher6,550 SGD
Community Education Officer5,510 SGD
Computer Science Teacher6,580 SGD
Computer Teacher6,700 SGD
Creative Writing Trainer7,930 SGD
Credit Counselor8,460 SGD
Cultural Studies Teacher6,580 SGD
Curriculum Developer8,910 SGD
Curriculum Specialist8,670 SGD
Demonstrator5,950 SGD
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,680 SGD
Director of Learning Technology8,850 SGD
Distance Learning Coordinator7,310 SGD
Economics Lecturer11,800 SGD
Education Administrator7,630 SGD
Education Assistant Director8,490 SGD
Education Assistant Principal7,080 SGD
Education Assistant Professor9,420 SGD
Education Consultant9,620 SGD
Education Coordinator7,210 SGD
Education Counselor7,890 SGD
Education Director11,900 SGD
Education Program Specialist8,870 SGD
Education Researcher9,980 SGD
Education Resource Specialist7,560 SGD
Education Services Facilitator7,940 SGD
Educational Psychologist10,700 SGD
EFL Teacher6,820 SGD
eLearning Trainer5,930 SGD
Elementary School Teacher5,520 SGD
Engineering Lecturer11,000 SGD
Engineering Teacher8,940 SGD
English Teacher5,990 SGD
ESL Teacher6,690 SGD
Faculty Assistant8,330 SGD
Foreign Language Teacher6,190 SGD
GED Teacher6,210 SGD
Geography Teacher6,680 SGD
Head of Mathematics Department8,710 SGD
Head of School11,400 SGD
High School Teacher7,120 SGD
History Teacher7,040 SGD
Infant Teacher4,950 SGD
Instructional Assistant6,740 SGD
Instructor7,710 SGD
Kindergarten Teacher5,140 SGD
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,670 SGD
Law Teacher9,650 SGD
Learning Designer7,930 SGD
Lecturer11,600 SGD
Librarian5,670 SGD
Library Assistant4,410 SGD
Library Director7,480 SGD
Library Specialist5,800 SGD
Life Sciences Teacher6,390 SGD
Math Lecturer11,700 SGD
Mathematics Teacher7,500 SGD
Mentor7,100 SGD
Middle School Teacher6,690 SGD
Music Teacher6,450 SGD
Nursery Manager9,500 SGD
Nursery Worker3,920 SGD
Paraprofessional9,210 SGD
Physical Education Specialist7,270 SGD
Physical Education Teacher6,190 SGD
Physics Teacher 6,700 SGD
Political Science Teacher6,860 SGD
Post Doctoral Researcher10,500 SGD
Preschool Education Administrator7,830 SGD
Preschool Teacher5,370 SGD
Primary School Teacher6,050 SGD
Principal9,210 SGD
Product Specialist7,140 SGD
Professor - Accounting12,300 SGD
Professor - Architecture12,500 SGD
Professor - Biology12,000 SGD
Professor - Business Administration11,700 SGD
Professor - Chemical Engineering12,700 SGD
Professor - Chemistry12,500 SGD
Professor - Civil Engineering11,500 SGD
Professor - Communication11,400 SGD
Professor - Computer Science11,900 SGD
Professor - Dentistry12,400 SGD
Professor - Drama11,400 SGD
Professor - Economics12,200 SGD
Professor - Education12,000 SGD
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,400 SGD
Professor - English11,200 SGD
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,900 SGD
Professor - Foreign Languages11,000 SGD
Professor - Geological Sciences11,300 SGD
Professor - History11,400 SGD
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,200 SGD
Professor - Law13,400 SGD
Professor - Legal Support11,900 SGD
Professor - Liberal Arts12,400 SGD
Professor - Marketing12,100 SGD
Professor - Mathematics13,500 SGD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,100 SGD
Professor - Medical Administration13,200 SGD
Professor - Medicine14,700 SGD
Professor - Music11,200 SGD
Professor - Nursing11,500 SGD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,000 SGD
Professor - Philosophy12,100 SGD
Professor - Physical Therapy12,600 SGD
Professor - Physics13,000 SGD
Professor - Psychology11,700 SGD
Professor - Rehabilitation10,900 SGD
Professor - Social Work10,700 SGD
Professor - Sociology11,600 SGD
Professor - Special Education11,800 SGD
Psychology Teacher9,440 SGD
Public Management Assistant Professor10,200 SGD
School Counselor8,730 SGD
Science Educator6,660 SGD
Science Laboratory Assistant6,290 SGD
Science Teacher6,990 SGD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,120 SGD
Secondary School Teacher6,370 SGD
Special Education Teacher7,140 SGD
Special Needs Assistant5,790 SGD
Statistics Lecturer11,300 SGD
Student Accounts Coordinator6,530 SGD
Student Development Specialist7,830 SGD
Student Employment Specialist7,400 SGD
Student Services6,050 SGD
Student Support Manager8,090 SGD
Substitute Teacher5,500 SGD
Teacher5,760 SGD
Teacher Aide5,070 SGD
Teacher Trainer8,290 SGD
Training and Development Specialist8,460 SGD
Training Coordinator5,880 SGD
Tutor6,680 SGD
University Teacher11,900 SGD
Vocational Education Teacher6,320 SGD

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Teaching / Education salaries in Singapore range from 4,300 SGD per month (minimum average salary) to 16,300 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,500 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 9,500 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,500 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 in Teaching / Education are earning less than 6,210 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,210 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 13,700 SGD while 25% are earning more than 13,700 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Teaching / Education
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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 employees in Singapore who work in Teaching / Education earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
9,230 SGD
Female-5%
8,720 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education professionals in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Teaching / Education
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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

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

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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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Teaching / Education
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Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

43% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Singapore


52 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 52 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximately 52 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

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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