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Computer Teacher Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Computer Teacher make in Singapore?


Average Monthly Salary
6,700 SGD
( 80,500 SGD yearly)

LOW
3,550
SGD
AVERAGE
6,700
SGD
HIGH
10,200
SGD

A person working as a Computer Teacher in Singapore typically earns around 6,700 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,550 SGD (lowest) to 10,200 SGD (highest).

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

Computer Teacher Salary Distribution in Singapore

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Computer Teacher salaries in Singapore range from 3,550 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 10,200 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,300 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Computer Teacher(s) are earning less than 6,300 SGD while the other half are earning more than 6,300 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 Computer Teacher(s) are earning less than 4,440 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,440 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Computer Teacher(s) are earning less than 7,750 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,750 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

Computer Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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

A Computer Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,080 SGD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,010 SGD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,100 SGD per month, 42% 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, Computer Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,300 SGD per month, 17% 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 9,130 SGD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 9,660 SGD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Computer Teacher average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
4,080 SGD
2 - 5 Years+23%
5,010 SGD
5 - 10 Years+42%
7,100 SGD
10 - 15 Years+17%
8,300 SGD
15 - 20 Years+10%
9,130 SGD
20+ Years+6%
9,660 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Computer Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Computer Teacher(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 Computer Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Computer Teacher is 4,480 SGD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,140 SGD per month, 59% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 9,260 SGD per month, 30% more than someone with a Master's Degree.


Computer Teacher average salary difference by education level in Singapore

Bachelor's Degree
4,480 SGD
Master's Degree+59%
7,140 SGD
PhD+30%
9,260 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 Singapore Dollar(s) to 127,000 Singapore Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Computer Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

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

Male
6,880 SGD
Female-6%
6,500 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Computer Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

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

Computer Teacher

Computer Teacher(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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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Computer Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Computer Teacher
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A Computer Teacher 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.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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
28%
No Bonus
72%

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.

Computer Teacher 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 Computer Teacher 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.

Computer Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Computer Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Computer Teacher is 25% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach8,060 SGD+20%
Academic Manager9,320 SGD+39%
Academic Specialist7,750 SGD+16%
Academic Staff6,680 SGD-0%
Accompanist6,690 SGD-0%
Achievement Coach8,730 SGD+30%
Admissions Specialist7,310 SGD+9%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,780 SGD+1%
Anthropology Teacher6,740 SGD+1%
Arabic Language Teacher6,520 SGD-3%
Archeology Teacher6,730 SGD+0%
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Archivist5,810 SGD-13%
Art Teacher6,070 SGD-9%
Assistant School Principal8,450 SGD+26%
Assistant Teacher5,510 SGD-18%
Biochemistry Professor 11,300 SGD+69%
Biology Teacher6,580 SGD-2%
Bursary Scheme Manager7,450 SGD+11%
Business Teacher7,140 SGD+7%
Chemistry Teacher6,260 SGD-7%
Child Care Coordinator6,430 SGD-4%
Child Care Worker5,160 SGD-23%
Clinical School Psychologist9,800 SGD+46%
College Aide8,230 SGD+23%
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,680 SGD+29%
College President14,800 SGD+120%
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Community Education Officer5,510 SGD-18%
Computer Science Teacher6,580 SGD-2%
Computer Teacher6,700 SGD-0%
Creative Writing Trainer7,930 SGD+18%
Credit Counselor8,460 SGD+26%
Cultural Studies Teacher6,580 SGD-2%
Curriculum Developer8,910 SGD+33%
Curriculum Specialist8,670 SGD+29%
Demonstrator5,950 SGD-11%
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,680 SGD+15%
Director of Learning Technology8,850 SGD+32%
Distance Learning Coordinator7,310 SGD+9%
Economics Lecturer11,800 SGD+76%
Education Administrator7,630 SGD+14%
Education Assistant Director8,490 SGD+27%
Education Assistant Principal7,080 SGD+6%
Education Assistant Professor9,420 SGD+41%
Education Consultant9,620 SGD+43%
Education Coordinator7,210 SGD+8%
Education Counselor7,890 SGD+18%
Education Director11,900 SGD+78%
Education Program Specialist8,870 SGD+32%
Education Researcher9,980 SGD+49%
Education Resource Specialist7,560 SGD+13%
Education Services Facilitator7,940 SGD+18%
Educational Psychologist10,700 SGD+60%
EFL Teacher6,820 SGD+2%
eLearning Trainer5,930 SGD-12%
Elementary School Teacher5,520 SGD-18%
Engineering Lecturer11,000 SGD+64%
Engineering Teacher8,940 SGD+33%
English Teacher5,990 SGD-11%
ESL Teacher6,690 SGD-0%
Faculty Assistant8,330 SGD+24%
Foreign Language Teacher6,190 SGD-8%
GED Teacher6,210 SGD-7%
Geography Teacher6,680 SGD-0%
Head of Mathematics Department8,710 SGD+30%
Head of School11,400 SGD+70%
High School Teacher7,120 SGD+6%
History Teacher7,040 SGD+5%
Infant Teacher4,950 SGD-26%
Instructional Assistant6,740 SGD+1%
Instructor7,710 SGD+15%
Kindergarten Teacher5,140 SGD-23%
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,670 SGD-15%
Law Teacher9,650 SGD+44%
Learning Designer7,930 SGD+18%
Lecturer11,600 SGD+73%
Librarian5,670 SGD-15%
Library Assistant4,410 SGD-34%
Library Director7,480 SGD+12%
Library Specialist5,800 SGD-13%
Life Sciences Teacher6,390 SGD-5%
Math Lecturer11,700 SGD+75%
Mathematics Teacher7,500 SGD+12%
Mentor7,100 SGD+6%
Middle School Teacher6,690 SGD-0%
Music Teacher6,450 SGD-4%
Nursery Manager9,500 SGD+42%
Nursery Worker3,920 SGD-42%
Paraprofessional9,210 SGD+37%
Physical Education Specialist7,270 SGD+8%
Physical Education Teacher6,190 SGD-8%
Physics Teacher 6,700 SGD-0%
Political Science Teacher6,860 SGD+2%
Post Doctoral Researcher10,500 SGD+57%
Preschool Education Administrator7,830 SGD+17%
Preschool Teacher5,370 SGD-20%
Primary School Teacher6,050 SGD-10%
Principal9,210 SGD+37%
Product Specialist7,140 SGD+7%
Professor - Accounting12,300 SGD+83%
Professor - Architecture12,500 SGD+86%
Professor - Biology12,000 SGD+79%
Professor - Business Administration11,700 SGD+75%
Professor - Chemical Engineering12,700 SGD+89%
Professor - Chemistry12,500 SGD+86%
Professor - Civil Engineering11,500 SGD+72%
Professor - Communication11,400 SGD+70%
Professor - Computer Science11,900 SGD+78%
Professor - Dentistry12,400 SGD+85%
Professor - Drama11,400 SGD+70%
Professor - Economics12,200 SGD+82%
Professor - Education12,000 SGD+79%
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,400 SGD+85%
Professor - English11,200 SGD+67%
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,900 SGD+78%
Professor - Foreign Languages11,000 SGD+64%
Professor - Geological Sciences11,300 SGD+69%
Professor - History11,400 SGD+70%
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,200 SGD+67%
Professor - Law13,400 SGD+100%
Professor - Legal Support11,900 SGD+78%
Professor - Liberal Arts12,400 SGD+85%
Professor - Marketing12,100 SGD+80%
Professor - Mathematics13,500 SGD+100%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,100 SGD+95%
Professor - Medical Administration13,200 SGD+97%
Professor - Medicine14,700 SGD+120%
Professor - Music11,200 SGD+67%
Professor - Nursing11,500 SGD+72%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,000 SGD+79%
Professor - Philosophy12,100 SGD+80%
Professor - Physical Therapy12,600 SGD+88%
Professor - Physics13,000 SGD+94%
Professor - Psychology11,700 SGD+75%
Professor - Rehabilitation10,900 SGD+63%
Professor - Social Work10,700 SGD+60%
Professor - Sociology11,600 SGD+73%
Professor - Special Education11,800 SGD+76%
Psychology Teacher9,440 SGD+41%
Public Management Assistant Professor10,200 SGD+52%
School Counselor8,730 SGD+30%
Science Educator6,660 SGD-1%
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Science Teacher6,990 SGD+4%
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Secondary School Teacher6,370 SGD-5%
Special Education Teacher7,140 SGD+7%
Special Needs Assistant5,790 SGD-14%
Statistics Lecturer11,300 SGD+69%
Student Accounts Coordinator6,530 SGD-3%
Student Development Specialist7,830 SGD+17%
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Student Services6,050 SGD-10%
Student Support Manager8,090 SGD+21%
Substitute Teacher5,500 SGD-18%
Teacher5,760 SGD-14%
Teacher Aide5,070 SGD-24%
Teacher Trainer8,290 SGD+24%
Training and Development Specialist8,460 SGD+26%
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Tutor6,680 SGD-0%
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Vocational Education Teacher6,320 SGD-6%

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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