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Pharmacist Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Pharmacist make in Singapore?

8,816 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Pharmacist in Singapore typically earns around 8,816 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pharmacist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pharmacist Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Pharmacist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Pharmacist salaries in Singapore range between 4,232 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 12,959 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,551 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pharmacist are earning less than 8,551 SGD while the other half are earning more than 8,551 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 Pharmacist are earning less than 5,752 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,752 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Pharmacist are earning less than 10,110 SGD while 25% are earning more than 10,110 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

Pharmacist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
4,930 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +25%  
6,152 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +28%  
7,897 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +12%  
8,857 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +20%  
10,603 SGD
20+ Years    +16%  
12,261 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 Pharmacist salaries by experience level. A Pharmacist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,930 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,152 SGD per month, 25% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,897 SGD per month, 28% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Pharmacist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,857 SGD per month, 12% 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 10,603 SGD per month, 20% 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 12,261 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Pharmacist

Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
6,326 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +22%  
7,723 SGD
Master's Degree    +48%  
11,432 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 Pharmacist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Pharmacist is 6,326 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,723 SGD per month, 22% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,432 SGD per month, 48% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Pharmacist


Pharmacist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
8,022 SGD
Male    +18%  
9,433 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 Pharmacist employees in Singapore earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Pharmacist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
7,582 SGD
Public Sector    +30%  
9,874 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 Pharmacist employees in Singapore earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Pharmacist

Pharmacist Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Pharmacist
Average Salary 2016    =  
8,187 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,490 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,626 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,816 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmacist 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 2% 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.

Pharmacist Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

51 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Pharmacist is 51 SGD. This means that the average Pharmacist in Singapore earns approximatly 51 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.

Pharmacist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, and All Jobs and we found that Pharmacist salaries are 3% less than those of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. We also found out that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist6,770 SGD-23%
Assistant Pharmacy Director12,846 SGD+46%
Associate Medical Affairs Director11,817 SGD+34%
Bioinformatics Scientist11,070 SGD+26%
Bioinformatics Technician7,384 SGD-16%
Biological Scientist11,991 SGD+36%
Biological Technician7,226 SGD-18%
Biomedical Engineer6,961 SGD-21%
Biomedical Engineering Director10,094 SGD+14%
Biostatistician8,531 SGD-3%
Biotechnologist 8,086 SGD-8%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager7,312 SGD-17%
Chemical Process Technician7,081 SGD-20%
Clinical Consultant7,998 SGD-9%
Clinical Data Manager9,205 SGD+4%
Clinical Data Specialist7,959 SGD-10%
Clinical Operations Manager9,992 SGD+13%
Clinical Pharmacist9,032 SGD+2%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist9,634 SGD+9%
Clinical Programmer5,463 SGD-38%
Clinical Project Manager8,061 SGD-9%
Clinical Research Associate8,096 SGD-8%
Clinical Research Manager10,032 SGD+14%
Clinical Study Manager10,495 SGD+19%
Compliance Specialist9,059 SGD+3%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist7,160 SGD-19%
Cytotechnologist7,130 SGD-19%
GCP Auditor8,060 SGD-9%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician7,453 SGD-15%
Manufacturing Engineer7,505 SGD-15%
Medical Affairs Director12,173 SGD+38%
Medical Representative 6,449 SGD-27%
Medical Science Liaison8,769 SGD-1%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist9,847 SGD+12%
Nuclear Pharmacist1,082 SGD-88%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead12,786 SGD+45%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager11,554 SGD+31%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer8,802 SGD-0%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager8,836 SGD+0%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor9,980 SGD+13%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant7,069 SGD-20%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist8,047 SGD-9%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate9,418 SGD+7%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist10,646 SGD+21%
Pharmaceutical Researcher11,541 SGD+31%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager11,141 SGD+26%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager11,669 SGD+32%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative6,297 SGD-29%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager9,929 SGD+13%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader9,205 SGD+4%
Pharmaceutical Technologist6,797 SGD-23%
Pharmacist8,816 SGD=
Pharmacy Aide6,879 SGD-22%
Pharmacy Manager12,681 SGD+44%
Pharmacy Stock Controller6,048 SGD-31%
Pharmacy Technician5,925 SGD-33%
Records Management Coordinator5,576 SGD-37%
Shift Encapsulator6,098 SGD-31%
Staff Pharmacist9,140 SGD+4%
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