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Graphic Designer Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Graphic Designer make in Singapore?

5,696 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Graphic Designer in Singapore typically earns around 5,696 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Graphic Designer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Graphic Designer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Graphic Designer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Graphic Designer salaries in Singapore range between 2,335 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,771 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,923 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Graphic Designer are earning less than 5,923 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,923 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 Graphic Designer are earning less than 3,716 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,716 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Graphic Designer are earning less than 7,935 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,935 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

Graphic Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
2,689 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
3,687 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
4,652 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
5,617 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
6,583 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
8,160 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 Graphic Designer salaries by experience level. A Graphic Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 2,689 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,687 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 4,652 SGD per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Graphic Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,617 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 6,583 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 8,160 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
3,397 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
4,749 SGD
Master's Degree    +41%  
6,679 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 Graphic Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Graphic Designer is 3,397 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,749 SGD per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,679 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Graphic Designer


Graphic Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,154 SGD
Male    +21%  
6,237 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 Graphic Designer employees in Singapore earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Graphic Designer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
4,870 SGD
Public Sector    +34%  
6,521 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 Graphic Designer employees in Singapore earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Graphic Designer
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,107 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,296 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
5,492 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
5,696 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Graphic Designer 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.

Graphic Designer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

33 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Graphic Designer is 33 SGD. This means that the average Graphic Designer in Singapore earns approximatly 33 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.

Graphic Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Graphic Designer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Graphic Designer, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events, and All Jobs and we found that Graphic Designer salaries are 24% less than those of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. We also found out that Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive7,740 SGD+36%
Advertising Account Manager5,900 SGD+4%
Advertising Account Planner6,292 SGD+10%
Advertising Coordinator7,296 SGD+28%
Advertising Manager9,657 SGD+70%
Advertising Operations Manager8,417 SGD+48%
Advertising Strategic Planner7,173 SGD+26%
Advertising Team Leader6,934 SGD+22%
Animator5,333 SGD-6%
Art Director7,672 SGD+35%
Artist6,800 SGD+19%
Artworker5,506 SGD-3%
Assistant Art Director6,269 SGD+10%
Audiosual Technician5,611 SGD-1%
Broadcast Administrator7,804 SGD+37%
Catering Sales5,531 SGD-3%
Catering Trainer7,770 SGD+36%
Commercial and Industrial Designer5,926 SGD+4%
Conference Organiser5,994 SGD+5%
Content and Media Production Lead7,355 SGD+29%
CopyWriter5,853 SGD+3%
Creative Designer8,015 SGD+41%
Creative Director7,740 SGD+36%
Designer 4,416 SGD-22%
Desktop Publisher5,549 SGD-3%
Director of Graphic Design7,993 SGD+40%
Events and Promotions Manager9,219 SGD+62%
Exhibit Display Coordinator6,679 SGD+17%
Exhibit Display Manager7,797 SGD+37%
Finisher5,281 SGD-7%
Graphic Artist7,353 SGD+29%
Graphic Designer5,696 SGD=
Graphics Design Supervisor7,325 SGD+29%
Imagery Analyst5,845 SGD+3%
Imaging Technologist5,822 SGD+2%
Interaction Designer5,220 SGD-8%
Media Planner7,118 SGD+25%
Media Production Coordinator6,499 SGD+14%
Media Production Manager6,980 SGD+23%
Media Project Manager6,716 SGD+18%
Media Relations Representative8,329 SGD+46%
Media Sales Executive8,218 SGD+44%
Multimedia Specialist5,926 SGD+4%
Photographer5,549 SGD-3%
PPC Campaign Manager7,574 SGD+33%
Print Production Manager7,984 SGD+40%
Product and Brand Manager9,788 SGD+72%
Sales Promotion Manager9,169 SGD+61%
Sketch Artist5,658 SGD-1%
Social Media Executive8,557 SGD+50%
Technical Typist6,810 SGD+20%
User Experience UX Designer6,372 SGD+12%
UX Designer5,766 SGD+1%
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