A person working as a Director of Graphic Design in Singapore typically earns around 7,190 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,380 SGD (lowest) to 11,400 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Director of Graphic Design salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Director of Graphic Design salaries in Singapore range from 3,380 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,400 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 7,630 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 7,630 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,630 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 Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 4,950 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,950 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Director of Graphic Design(s) are earning less than 10,100 SGD while 25% are earning more than 10,100 SGD.
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
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 Director of Graphic Design salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Director of Graphic Design with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,900 SGD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,380 SGD per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,650 SGD per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Director of Graphic Design(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,330 SGD per month, 22% 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 9,850 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 10,700 SGD per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Director of Graphic Design salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Director of Graphic Design is 4,820 SGD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,620 SGD per month, 17% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,170 SGD per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 10,700 SGD per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+17%|
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Director of Graphic Design employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Director of Graphic Design(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2021. 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.
A Director of Graphic Design is considered to be a moderate 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.
41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Director of Graphic Design is 10% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advertising Account Executive||8,480 SGD||+18%|
|Advertising Account Manager||9,360 SGD||+30%|
|Advertising Account Planner||5,080 SGD||-29%|
|Advertising Coordinator||6,360 SGD||-12%|
|Advertising Manager||12,800 SGD||+78%|
|Advertising Operations Manager||12,800 SGD||+78%|
|Advertising Strategic Planner||8,860 SGD||+23%|
|Advertising Team Leader||7,710 SGD||+7%|
|Art Director||7,790 SGD||+8%|
|Assistant Art Director||6,110 SGD||-15%|
|Audiosual Technician||4,530 SGD||-37%|
|Broadcast Administrator||8,090 SGD||+12%|
|Catering Sales||5,100 SGD||-29%|
|Catering Trainer||5,900 SGD||-18%|
|Commercial and Industrial Designer||4,660 SGD||-35%|
|Conference Organiser||5,940 SGD||-17%|
|Content and Media Production Lead||9,190 SGD||+28%|
|Creative Designer||6,170 SGD||-14%|
|Creative Director||7,570 SGD||+5%|
|Desktop Publisher||3,950 SGD||-45%|
|Director of Graphic Design||7,190 SGD||-0%|
|Events and Promotions Manager||13,600 SGD||+89%|
|Exhibit Display Coordinator||6,390 SGD||-11%|
|Exhibit Display Manager||8,480 SGD||+18%|
|Graphic Artist||4,880 SGD||-32%|
|Graphic Designer||5,220 SGD||-27%|
|Graphics Design Supervisor||7,180 SGD||-0%|
|Imagery Analyst||4,880 SGD||-32%|
|Imaging Technologist||4,870 SGD||-32%|
|Interaction Designer||4,180 SGD||-42%|
|Media Planner||6,810 SGD||-5%|
|Media Production Coordinator||6,090 SGD||-15%|
|Media Production Manager||10,900 SGD||+52%|
|Media Project Manager||10,400 SGD||+45%|
|Media Relations Representative||8,920 SGD||+24%|
|Media Sales Executive||9,860 SGD||+37%|
|Multimedia Specialist||4,870 SGD||-32%|
|PPC Campaign Manager||8,030 SGD||+12%|
|Print Production Manager||8,970 SGD||+25%|
|Product and Brand Manager||12,800 SGD||+78%|
|Sales Promotion Manager||12,600 SGD||+75%|
|Sketch Artist||5,500 SGD||-24%|
|Social Media Executive||10,000 SGD||+39%|
|Technical Typist||3,770 SGD||-48%|
|User Experience UX Designer||5,670 SGD||-21%|
|UX Designer||4,860 SGD||-32%|
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.