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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Singapore 2019

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Singapore?

5,126 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Singapore typically earns around 5,126 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist7,035 SGD
Administrative Aide3,250 SGD
Administrative Analyst4,856 SGD
Administrative Assistant4,198 SGD
Administrative Associate4,131 SGD
Administrative Manager5,077 SGD
Administrative Receptionist3,820 SGD
Board Secretary4,293 SGD
Central Office Operator3,934 SGD
Clerk3,371 SGD
Commercial Administrator5,588 SGD
Commissions Processor5,343 SGD
Conveyancing Secretary4,390 SGD
Document Controller3,966 SGD
Document Management Specialist4,914 SGD
Executive Assistant5,343 SGD
Executive Personal Assistant5,901 SGD
Executive Secretary5,302 SGD
Front Desk Attendant4,372 SGD
Front Desk Coordinator4,683 SGD
Front Desk Manager6,297 SGD
Group Services Manager8,394 SGD
Head Receptionist5,541 SGD
Key Account Assistant5,343 SGD
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,903 SGD
Leasing Administrator4,740 SGD
Legal Secretary4,671 SGD
Librarian4,838 SGD
Mailroom Manager4,336 SGD
Management Support Secretary5,159 SGD
Master Programme Coordinator7,341 SGD
Medical Receptionist4,683 SGD
Meeting and Event Assistant5,277 SGD
Meeting and Event Manager7,166 SGD
Night Manager5,997 SGD
Office Administrator6,121 SGD
Office Assistant3,387 SGD
Office Manager5,762 SGD
Office Services Coordinator4,778 SGD
Operations Analyst6,550 SGD
Operations Manager7,612 SGD
Personal Assistant5,219 SGD
Planning Assistant4,990 SGD
Process Expert6,421 SGD
Program Coordinator5,675 SGD
Programme Assistant4,858 SGD
Project Administrator7,097 SGD
Project Coordinator7,384 SGD
Reception Team Lead6,988 SGD
Receptionist4,557 SGD
Records Officer3,692 SGD
Schedule Officer3,497 SGD
School Secretary4,108 SGD
Secretary4,436 SGD
Switchboard Operator3,527 SGD
Technical Program Manager6,995 SGD
Technical Project Manager7,256 SGD
Typist3,212 SGD
Wayleave Officer3,728 SGD

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Singapore range between 3,143 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 9,533 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,177 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 5,177 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,177 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 in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 3,744 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,744 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 7,502 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,502 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

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,719 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,894 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
5,031 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,126 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Singapore are rising 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

30 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 30 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 30 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Administration / Reception / Secretarial and All Jobs and we found that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.
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