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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Human Resources Officer make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
6,710 SGD
( 80,500 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Singapore typically earns around 6,710 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,090 SGD (lowest) to 10,700 SGD (highest).

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

Human Resources Officer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Human Resources Officer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Singapore range from 3,090 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 10,700 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,240 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 7,240 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,240 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 4,650 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,650 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 9,670 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,670 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

Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,500 SGD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,680 SGD per month, 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 6,910 SGD per month, 48% 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, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,430 SGD per month, 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 9,180 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 9,940 SGD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
3,500 SGD
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,680 SGD
5 - 10 Years+48%
6,910 SGD
10 - 15 Years+22%
8,430 SGD
15 - 20 Years+9%
9,180 SGD
20+ Years+8%
9,940 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 4,070 SGD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,860 SGD per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Singapore

Certificate or Diploma
4,070 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+93%
7,860 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Human Resources Officer employees in Singapore earn 8% more than their female counterparts.

6,430 SGD
6,980 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Human Resources Officer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Human Resources Officer
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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.

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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

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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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Human Resources Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Human Resources Officer
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A Human Resources Officer 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.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Human Resources Officer employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
8,340 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,740 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Human Resources Officer
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Average Salary 2016
5,800 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,010 SGD
Average Salary 2018+4%
6,240 SGD
Average Salary 2019+4%
6,470 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Officer salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

39 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 39 SGD. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Singapore earns approximately 39 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.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources Officer and Human Resources monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 23% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Benefits Administrator6,930 SGD+3%
Benefits Analyst7,920 SGD+18%
Benefits Manager9,310 SGD+39%
Chief People Officer10,300 SGD+54%
Compensation Analyst7,560 SGD+13%
Compensation and Benefits Manager8,970 SGD+34%
Compensation and Benefits Officer6,780 SGD+1%
Compensation Manager8,930 SGD+33%
Corporate Director of Human Resources11,600 SGD+73%
Corporate Trainer8,260 SGD+23%
Employee Benefits Administrator7,440 SGD+11%
Employee Communications Manager7,860 SGD+17%
Employee Development Specialist8,530 SGD+27%
Employee Engagement Specialist8,260 SGD+23%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator8,450 SGD+26%
Employee Performance Specialist8,100 SGD+21%
Employee Relations Manager8,750 SGD+30%
Employee Relations Practitioner8,320 SGD+24%
Employee Services Manager8,420 SGD+26%
Employment Advice Worker6,250 SGD-7%
Employment Interviewer6,860 SGD+2%
Employment Service Specialist7,020 SGD+5%
Employment Services Coordinator7,220 SGD+8%
Enrollment Counselor7,970 SGD+19%
Equal Opportunity Representative7,950 SGD+19%
Executive Human Capital Management11,700 SGD+74%
Executive Recruiter8,800 SGD+31%
Expatriate Administration Manager8,900 SGD+33%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor7,320 SGD+9%
Global Mobility Manager8,780 SGD+31%
Headhunter8,730 SGD+30%
Health Benefits Coordinator6,760 SGD+1%
HRIS Analyst7,280 SGD+9%
HRIS Manager8,640 SGD+29%
HRIS Supervisor6,690 SGD-0%
Human Resources Administration Specialist6,780 SGD+1%
Human Resources Administrator7,190 SGD+7%
Human Resources Advisor8,190 SGD+22%
Human Resources Analyst7,560 SGD+13%
Human Resources Assessor6,320 SGD-6%
Human Resources Assistant Manager9,040 SGD+35%
Human Resources Associate7,270 SGD+8%
Human Resources Consultant8,530 SGD+27%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager8,940 SGD+33%
Human Resources Generalist8,630 SGD+29%
Human Resources Manager11,500 SGD+71%
Human Resources Officer6,710 SGD+0%
Human Resources Representative6,240 SGD-7%
Human Resources Section Head8,500 SGD+27%
Human Resources Superintendent6,420 SGD-4%
Human Resources Training Executive8,500 SGD+27%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist8,970 SGD+34%
Job Evaluation Specialist8,290 SGD+24%
Labor Relations Director9,910 SGD+48%
Labor Relations Manager9,670 SGD+44%
Labor Relations Specialist7,660 SGD+14%
Learning and Development Manager8,860 SGD+32%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer6,390 SGD-5%
Organizational Development Consultant9,220 SGD+37%
Organizational Development Manager9,180 SGD+37%
Organizational Development Specialist7,070 SGD+5%
Payroll Assistant5,140 SGD-23%
Payroll Supervisor6,990 SGD+4%
People Development Officer7,300 SGD+9%
Personnel Officer6,250 SGD-7%
Records Clerk3,890 SGD-42%
Records Manager8,560 SGD+28%
Recruiter8,650 SGD+29%
Recruiting Coordinator6,550 SGD-2%
Recruiting Manager11,300 SGD+69%
Recruitment Consultant9,280 SGD+38%
Recruitment Officer7,620 SGD+14%
Recruitment Supervisor8,750 SGD+30%
Research Associate8,590 SGD+28%
SAP Resource Manager9,440 SGD+41%
Talent Acquisition Specialist7,890 SGD+18%
Talent Management Officer9,190 SGD+37%
Training and Development Section Head8,300 SGD+24%
Training Executive11,000 SGD+64%
Training Officer6,000 SGD-11%
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