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Secondary School Teacher Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Secondary School Teacher make in Singapore?

6,367 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Singapore typically earns around 6,367 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Secondary School Teacher Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Secondary School Teacher

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Secondary School Teacher salaries in Singapore range between 2,865 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 9,551 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,367 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher are earning less than 6,367 SGD while the other half are earning more than 6,367 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 Secondary School Teacher are earning less than 4,154 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,154 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Secondary School Teacher are earning less than 7,959 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,959 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

Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,500 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +35%  
4,737 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +20%  
5,673 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +16%  
6,609 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +14%  
7,545 SGD
20+ Years    +19%  
9,016 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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level. A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,500 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,737 SGD per month, 35% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,673 SGD per month, 20% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,609 SGD per month, 16% 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 7,545 SGD per month, 14% 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 9,016 SGD per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Secondary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,771 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +37%  
6,542 SGD
Master's Degree    +28%  
8,381 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 Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 4,771 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,542 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,381 SGD per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Secondary School Teacher


Secondary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,985 SGD
Male    +12%  
6,718 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 Secondary School Teacher employees in Singapore earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Secondary School Teacher

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
5,667 SGD
Public Sector    +24%  
7,036 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 Secondary School Teacher employees in Singapore earn 24% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Secondary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Secondary School Teacher
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,914 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,133 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,286 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
6,367 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Secondary School Teacher 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 1% 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.

Secondary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

37 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Secondary School Teacher is 37 SGD. This means that the average Secondary School Teacher in Singapore earns approximatly 37 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.

Secondary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secondary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Secondary School Teacher, Teaching / Education, and All Jobs and we found that Secondary School Teacher salaries are 28% less than those of Teaching / Education. We also found out that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach8,060 SGD+27%
Academic Manager9,325 SGD+46%
Academic Specialist7,753 SGD+22%
Academic Staff6,679 SGD+5%
Accompanist6,688 SGD+5%
Achievement Coach8,733 SGD+37%
Admissions Specialist7,308 SGD+15%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,784 SGD+7%
Anthropology Teacher6,743 SGD+6%
Arabic Language Teacher6,524 SGD+2%
Archeology Teacher6,731 SGD+6%
Architecture Teacher7,286 SGD+14%
Archivist5,812 SGD-9%
Art Teacher6,074 SGD-5%
Assistant School Principal8,452 SGD+33%
Assistant Teacher5,515 SGD-13%
Biochemistry Professor 9,173 SGD+44%
Biology Teacher6,580 SGD+3%
Bursary Scheme Manager7,453 SGD+17%
Business Teacher7,137 SGD+12%
Chemistry Teacher6,263 SGD-2%
Child Care Coordinator6,428 SGD+1%
Child Care Worker5,160 SGD-19%
Clinical School Psychologist9,796 SGD+54%
College Aide8,228 SGD+29%
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,683 SGD+36%
College President13,321 SGD+109%
Communications Teacher6,552 SGD+3%
Community Education Officer5,515 SGD-13%
Computer Science Teacher6,576 SGD+3%
Computer Teacher6,704 SGD+5%
Creative Writing Trainer7,928 SGD+25%
Credit Counselor8,459 SGD+33%
Cultural Studies Teacher6,576 SGD+3%
Curriculum Developer8,905 SGD+40%
Curriculum Specialist8,666 SGD+36%
Demonstrator5,949 SGD-7%
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,676 SGD+21%
Director of Learning Technology8,852 SGD+39%
Distance Learning Coordinator7,308 SGD+15%
Economics Lecturer11,817 SGD+86%
Education Administrator7,627 SGD+20%
Education Assistant Director8,487 SGD+33%
Education Assistant Principal7,082 SGD+11%
Education Assistant Professor9,420 SGD+48%
Education Consultant9,621 SGD+51%
Education Coordinator7,211 SGD+13%
Education Counselor7,890 SGD+24%
Education Director11,889 SGD+87%
Education Program Specialist8,870 SGD+39%
Education Researcher9,980 SGD+57%
Education Resource Specialist7,560 SGD+19%
Education Services Facilitator7,944 SGD+25%
Educational Psychologist10,688 SGD+68%
EFL Teacher6,825 SGD+7%
eLearning Trainer5,926 SGD-7%
Elementary School Teacher5,519 SGD-13%
Engineering Lecturer11,015 SGD+73%
Engineering Teacher8,944 SGD+40%
English Teacher5,994 SGD-6%
ESL Teacher6,688 SGD+5%
Faculty Assistant8,329 SGD+31%
Foreign Language Teacher6,195 SGD-3%
GED Teacher6,214 SGD-2%
Geography Teacher6,679 SGD+5%
Head of Mathematics Department8,708 SGD+37%
Head of School11,436 SGD+80%
High School Teacher7,121 SGD+12%
History Teacher7,043 SGD+11%
Infant Teacher4,947 SGD-22%
Instructional Assistant6,744 SGD+6%
Instructor7,707 SGD+21%
Kindergarten Teacher5,138 SGD-19%
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,673 SGD-11%
Law Teacher9,649 SGD+52%
Learning Designer7,933 SGD+25%
Lecturer9,649 SGD+52%
Librarian5,673 SGD-11%
Library Assistant4,408 SGD-31%
Library Director7,484 SGD+18%
Library Specialist5,797 SGD-9%
Life Sciences Teacher6,393 SGD+0%
Math Lecturer11,706 SGD+84%
Mathematics Teacher7,497 SGD+18%
Mentor7,101 SGD+12%
Middle School Teacher6,688 SGD+5%
Music Teacher6,446 SGD+1%
Nursery Manager9,499 SGD+49%
Nursery Worker3,918 SGD-38%
Paraprofessional9,212 SGD+45%
Physical Education Specialist7,267 SGD+14%
Physical Education Teacher6,190 SGD-3%
Physics Teacher 6,704 SGD+5%
Political Science Teacher6,856 SGD+8%
Post Doctoral Researcher10,495 SGD+65%
Preschool Education Administrator7,827 SGD+23%
Preschool Teacher5,365 SGD-16%
Primary School Teacher6,045 SGD-5%
Principal8,636 SGD+36%
Product Specialist7,136 SGD+12%
Professor - Accounting12,331 SGD+94%
Professor - Architecture12,488 SGD+96%
Professor - Biology12,031 SGD+89%
Professor - Business Administration11,679 SGD+83%
Professor - Chemical Engineering12,746 SGD+100%
Professor - Chemistry12,494 SGD+96%
Professor - Civil Engineering11,541 SGD+81%
Professor - Communication11,395 SGD+79%
Professor - Computer Science11,947 SGD+88%
Professor - Dentistry12,395 SGD+95%
Professor - Drama11,356 SGD+78%
Professor - Economics12,196 SGD+92%
Professor - Education11,951 SGD+88%
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,389 SGD+95%
Professor - English11,172 SGD+75%
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,900 SGD+87%
Professor - Foreign Languages10,984 SGD+73%
Professor - Geological Sciences11,322 SGD+78%
Professor - History11,371 SGD+79%
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,227 SGD+76%
Professor - Law13,410 SGD+111%
Professor - Legal Support11,897 SGD+87%
Professor - Liberal Arts12,372 SGD+94%
Professor - Marketing12,139 SGD+91%
Professor - Mathematics13,463 SGD+111%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,101 SGD+106%
Professor - Medical Administration13,154 SGD+107%
Professor - Medicine13,512 SGD+112%
Professor - Music11,216 SGD+76%
Professor - Nursing11,477 SGD+80%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,038 SGD+89%
Professor - Philosophy12,091 SGD+90%
Professor - Physical Therapy12,645 SGD+99%
Professor - Physics12,994 SGD+104%
Professor - Psychology11,747 SGD+84%
Professor - Rehabilitation10,907 SGD+71%
Professor - Social Work10,666 SGD+68%
Professor - Sociology11,605 SGD+82%
Professor - Special Education11,754 SGD+85%
Psychology Teacher9,116 SGD+43%
Public Management Assistant Professor10,196 SGD+60%
School Counselor8,731 SGD+37%
Science Educator6,660 SGD+5%
Science Laboratory Assistant6,286 SGD-1%
Science Teacher6,992 SGD+10%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,118 SGD+12%
Secondary School Teacher6,367 SGD=
Special Education Teacher7,137 SGD+12%
Special Needs Assistant5,789 SGD-9%
Statistics Lecturer11,264 SGD+77%
Student Accounts Coordinator6,525 SGD+2%
Student Development Specialist7,828 SGD+23%
Student Employment Specialist7,397 SGD+16%
Student Services6,045 SGD-5%
Student Support Manager8,093 SGD+27%
Substitute Teacher5,497 SGD-14%
Teacher5,757 SGD-10%
Teacher Aide5,072 SGD-20%
Teacher Trainer8,285 SGD+30%
Training and Development Specialist8,459 SGD+33%
Training Coordinator5,877 SGD-8%
Tutor6,680 SGD+5%
University Teacher11,863 SGD+86%
Vocational Education Teacher6,315 SGD-1%
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