A person working as Graphic Designer in Singapore typically earns around 5,220 SGD. Salaries range from 2,400 SGD (lowest) to 8,300 SGD (highest).
This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Graphic Designer salaries in Singapore vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Salaries for the position Graphic Designer in Singapore range from 2,400 SGD (starting salary) to 8,300 SGD (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.
With a median salary of 4,990 SGD, half of the professionals who work as Graphic Designer in Singapore earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.
The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Graphic Designer in Singapore earn less than 4,020 SGD, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 5,750 SGD while 25% earn more.
To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Graphic Designer in Singapore compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 2,990 SGD to 4,340 SGD. About 20% of salaries are below the 2,990 SGD mark, while 10% fall within the range of 4,340 SGD to 4,950 SGD. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 4,950 SGD.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Graphic Designer and this is what we found.
Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 2,730 SGD.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,640 SGD, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,380 SGD, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,560 SGD, 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 7,150 SGD, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,740 SGD, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%|
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 salaries by education level for the position Graphic Designer in order to make a comparison.
Employees at this education level have an average salary of 3,350 SGD.
At this level, the average salary becomes 3,930 SGD, 18% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 5,700 SGD, 45% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 7,470 SGD, 31% more than the previous level.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 SGD to 127,000 SGD 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support the theory. 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? For the people who work as Graphic Designer in Singapore, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 7%.
Individuals working as Graphic Designer in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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 rare 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 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+4%|
|Average Salary 2022||+4%|
Salaries for individuals working as Graphic Designer in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.
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 fixed 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 minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Graphic Designer in Singapore is 14 SGD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advertising Account Executive||8,480 SGD||+62%|
|Advertising Account Manager||9,360 SGD||+79%|
|Advertising Account Planner||5,080 SGD||-3%|
|Advertising Coordinator||6,360 SGD||+22%|
|Advertising Manager||12,800 SGD||+150%|
|Advertising Operations Manager||12,800 SGD||+150%|
|Advertising Strategic Planner||8,860 SGD||+70%|
|Advertising Team Leader||7,710 SGD||+48%|
|Art Director||7,790 SGD||+49%|
|Assistant Art Director||6,110 SGD||+17%|
|Audiosual Technician||4,530 SGD||-13%|
|Broadcast Administrator||8,090 SGD||+55%|
|Catering Sales||5,100 SGD||-2%|
|Catering Trainer||5,900 SGD||+13%|
|Commercial and Industrial Designer||4,660 SGD||-11%|
|Conference Organiser||5,940 SGD||+14%|
|Content and Media Production Lead||9,190 SGD||+76%|
|Creative Designer||6,170 SGD||+18%|
|Creative Director||7,570 SGD||+45%|
|Desktop Publisher||3,950 SGD||-24%|
|Director of Graphic Design||7,190 SGD||+38%|
|Events and Promotions Manager||13,600 SGD||+160%|
|Exhibit Display Coordinator||6,390 SGD||+22%|
|Exhibit Display Manager||8,480 SGD||+62%|
|Graphic Artist||4,880 SGD||-7%|
|Graphic Designer||5,220 SGD||=|
|Graphics Design Supervisor||7,180 SGD||+38%|
|Imagery Analyst||4,880 SGD||-7%|
|Imaging Technologist||4,870 SGD||-7%|
|Interaction Designer||4,180 SGD||-20%|
|Media Planner||6,810 SGD||+30%|
|Media Production Coordinator||6,090 SGD||+17%|
|Media Production Manager||10,900 SGD||+110%|
|Media Project Manager||10,400 SGD||+99%|
|Media Relations Representative||8,920 SGD||+71%|
|Media Sales Executive||9,860 SGD||+89%|
|Multimedia Specialist||4,870 SGD||-7%|
|PPC Campaign Manager||8,030 SGD||+54%|
|Print Production Manager||8,970 SGD||+72%|
|Product and Brand Manager||12,800 SGD||+150%|
|Sales Promotion Manager||12,600 SGD||+140%|
|Sketch Artist||5,500 SGD||+5%|
|Social Media Executive||10,000 SGD||+92%|
|Technical Typist||3,770 SGD||-28%|
|User Experience UX Designer||5,670 SGD||+9%|
|UX Designer||4,860 SGD||-7%|
Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Singapore is 5% on average across all career fields.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 4,990 SGD and 5,750 SGD. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.
The base salary for a careers like Graphic Designer in Singapore ranges from 4,020 SGD to 5,750 SGD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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
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