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Police Officer Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Police Officer make in Singapore?

6,524 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Police Officer in Singapore typically earns around 6,524 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Police Officer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Police Officer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Police Officer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Police Officer salaries in Singapore range between 2,675 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 10,048 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,785 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Police Officer are earning less than 6,785 SGD while the other half are earning more than 6,785 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 Police Officer are earning less than 4,257 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,257 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Police Officer are earning less than 9,090 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,090 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

Police Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,081 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
4,223 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
5,329 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
6,435 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
7,541 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
9,348 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 Police Officer salaries by experience level. A Police Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,081 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,223 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,329 SGD per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Police Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,435 SGD per month, 21% 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 7,541 SGD per month, 17% 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 9,348 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Police Officer

Police Officer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
3,892 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
5,440 SGD
Master's Degree    +41%  
7,652 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 Police Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Police Officer is 3,892 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,440 SGD per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,652 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Police Officer


Police Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,905 SGD
Male    +21%  
7,144 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 Police Officer employees in Singapore earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Police Officer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
5,578 SGD
Public Sector    +34%  
7,470 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 Police Officer employees in Singapore earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Police Officer

Police Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Police Officer
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,851 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,068 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
6,292 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
6,524 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Police Officer 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 4% 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.

Police Officer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

38 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Police Officer is 38 SGD. This means that the average Police Officer in Singapore earns approximatly 38 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.

Police Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Police Officer and Law Enforcement / Security / Fire monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Police Officer, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire, and All Jobs and we found that Police Officer salaries are 13% less than those of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. We also found out that Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Coordinator6,988 SGD+7%
Accreditation Manager8,905 SGD+36%
Advocate7,137 SGD+9%
Control Room Operator5,036 SGD-23%
Criminal Investigator8,596 SGD+32%
Facility Monitor6,661 SGD+2%
Fire Chief9,184 SGD+41%
Fire Dispatcher6,653 SGD+2%
Fire Education Specialist7,664 SGD+17%
Fire Extinguisher Technician5,268 SGD-19%
Fire Fighter6,217 SGD-5%
Fire Inspector7,933 SGD+22%
Fire Investigator7,900 SGD+21%
Fire Prevention Engineer7,428 SGD+14%
Forensic Investigator7,991 SGD+22%
Forensic Science Technician8,262 SGD+27%
Fraud and Forensic Specialist8,197 SGD+26%
Fraud Examiner8,655 SGD+33%
Grants Specialist9,289 SGD+42%
Intellectual Property Associate7,809 SGD+20%
Intelligence Research Specialist9,314 SGD+43%
Investigator8,155 SGD+25%
Jail Officer5,255 SGD-19%
Juvenile Probation Officer6,412 SGD-2%
Juvenile Supervision Officer6,386 SGD-2%
Lock-Smith4,567 SGD-30%
Parole Officer6,182 SGD-5%
Police Captain8,140 SGD+25%
Police Communications Officer7,277 SGD+12%
Police Officer6,524 SGD=
Police Patrol Officer6,396 SGD-2%
Prison Officer5,651 SGD-13%
Prisoner Custody Officer5,845 SGD-10%
Private Detective / Investigator8,872 SGD+36%
Security Adviser8,598 SGD+32%
Security Guard4,793 SGD-27%
Security Management Specialist8,897 SGD+36%
Security Manager9,039 SGD+39%
Security Officer5,563 SGD-15%
Security Supervisor6,804 SGD+4%
Security Systems Installer6,472 SGD-1%
Security Technician5,506 SGD-16%
Surveillance Operator6,952 SGD+7%
Traffic Controller6,524 SGD=
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