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Excavator Operator Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does an Excavator Operator make in Singapore?


Average Monthly Salary
2,550 SGD
( 30,600 SGD yearly)

LOW
1,300
SGD
AVERAGE
2,550
SGD
HIGH
3,920
SGD

A person working as an Excavator Operator in Singapore typically earns around 2,550 SGD per month. Salaries range from 1,300 SGD (lowest) to 3,920 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Excavator Operator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Excavator Operator Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Excavator Operator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Excavator Operator salaries in Singapore range from 1,300 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 3,920 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,500 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Excavator Operator(s) are earning less than 2,500 SGD while the other half are earning more than 2,500 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 Excavator Operator(s) are earning less than 1,710 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,710 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Excavator Operator(s) are earning less than 3,150 SGD while 25% are earning more than 3,150 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

Excavator Operator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Excavator Operator
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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 Excavator Operator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Excavator Operator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,460 SGD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,900 SGD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,660 SGD per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Excavator Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,200 SGD per month, 20% 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 3,480 SGD per month, 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 3,750 SGD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Excavator Operator average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
1,460 SGD
2 - 5 Years+31%
1,900 SGD
5 - 10 Years+40%
2,660 SGD
10 - 15 Years+20%
3,200 SGD
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,480 SGD
20+ Years+8%
3,750 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Excavator Operator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Excavator Operator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Excavator Operator
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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 Excavator Operator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Excavator Operator is 1,670 SGD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,450 SGD per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,770 SGD per month, 54% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Excavator Operator average salary difference by education level in Singapore

High School
1,670 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+47%
2,450 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+54%
3,770 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Excavator Operator Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Excavator Operator
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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 Excavator Operator employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
2,630 SGD
Female-6%
2,470 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Excavator Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Excavator Operator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Excavator Operator

Excavator Operator(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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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Excavator Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Excavator Operator
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An Excavator Operator is considered to be a low 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
29%
No Bonus
71%

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.

Excavator Operator Average Hourly Wage in Singapore


15 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 15 SGD. This means that the average Excavator Operator in Singapore earns approximately 15 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.

Excavator Operator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Excavator Operator and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Excavator Operator is 48% less than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 42% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assembler2,590 SGD+2%
Boat Builder and Shipwright3,790 SGD+49%
Bricklayer2,160 SGD-15%
Building Administrator3,250 SGD+28%
Building Contracts Manager11,900 SGD+370%
Building Inspector3,050 SGD+20%
Building Monitor2,510 SGD-1%
Building Sales Manager10,200 SGD+300%
Cabinetmaker2,680 SGD+5%
Carpenter2,960 SGD+16%
Civil Engineer7,320 SGD+190%
Civil Technician3,750 SGD+47%
Concreter2,290 SGD-10%
Construction and Maintenance Manager6,190 SGD+140%
Construction Assistant2,930 SGD+15%
Construction Coordinator4,200 SGD+65%
Construction Estimator4,640 SGD+82%
Construction Field Engineer6,860 SGD+170%
Construction General Manager14,500 SGD+470%
Construction Inventory Officer2,500 SGD-2%
Construction Operations Manager13,000 SGD+410%
Construction Project Coordinator7,980 SGD+210%
Construction Project Engineer7,560 SGD+200%
Construction Project Manager13,100 SGD+410%
Construction Project Planner7,310 SGD+190%
Construction Quality Control Manager10,000 SGD+290%
Construction Safety Officer4,640 SGD+82%
Construction Superintendent4,910 SGD+93%
Construction Supervisor6,880 SGD+170%
Construction Technical Assistant2,700 SGD+6%
Construction Technical Officer3,120 SGD+22%
Construction Technical Writer3,070 SGD+20%
Construction Technician2,730 SGD+7%
Crane and Tower Operator2,770 SGD+9%
Diesel Mechanic2,460 SGD-3%
Drywall Installer2,870 SGD+13%
Electrical Draftsman2,630 SGD+3%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor7,990 SGD+210%
Electrical Engineering Technician3,300 SGD+30%
Electrician4,090 SGD+61%
Elevator Installer and Repairer3,300 SGD+30%
Engineer7,890 SGD+210%
Excavator Operator2,550 SGD+0%
Floor Finisher2,980 SGD+17%
Floor Manager4,010 SGD+57%
Foreman2,230 SGD-12%
Frame and Truss Detailer2,360 SGD-7%
Furniture Finisher2,590 SGD+2%
Gas Technician 2,310 SGD-9%
Handyman2,330 SGD-9%
Health and Safety Coordinator3,180 SGD+25%
Health and Safety Officer3,570 SGD+40%
Installation Manager8,970 SGD+250%
Installer2,210 SGD-13%
Insulation Installer2,480 SGD-3%
Labourer2,110 SGD-17%
Land Surveyor3,430 SGD+35%
Lift Technician2,420 SGD-5%
Material Tester3,850 SGD+51%
Model Maker3,790 SGD+49%
Order Picker2,280 SGD-11%
Painter2,500 SGD-2%
Pipe Layer2,120 SGD-17%
Pipefitter2,120 SGD-17%
Plumber2,770 SGD+9%
Property Coordinator6,370 SGD+150%
Purchasing Manager8,920 SGD+250%
Quantity Surveyor4,740 SGD+86%
Roof Slater and Tiler2,240 SGD-12%
Sheet Metal Mechanic2,470 SGD-3%
Site Clerk2,530 SGD-1%
Site engineer6,440 SGD+150%
Site Leader12,000 SGD+370%
Stock Controller3,610 SGD+42%
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Technical Draughtsman2,860 SGD+12%
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Tower Crane Operator2,580 SGD+1%
Wall and Floor Tiler2,320 SGD-9%
Warehouse Manager8,090 SGD+220%
Welder2,070 SGD-19%
Welding Superintendent3,010 SGD+18%

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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