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Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
8,350 SGD
( 100,000 SGD yearly)


A person working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense in Singapore typically earns around 8,350 SGD per month. Salaries range from 5,660 SGD (lowest) to 11,500 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 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
Aeronautical Engineer8,020 SGD
Aerospace Engineer8,730 SGD
Aerospace Technician7,180 SGD
Air Crew Officer6,520 SGD
Air Traffic Assistant7,300 SGD
Air Traffic Controller8,100 SGD
Aircraft Captain9,550 SGD
Aircraft Electrician7,070 SGD
Aircraft Engineer8,400 SGD
Aircraft Fueler5,750 SGD
Aircraft Maintenance Manager8,990 SGD
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor8,360 SGD
Aircraft Maintenance Technician5,700 SGD
Aircraft Mechanic6,660 SGD
Aircraft Quality Assurance9,560 SGD
Airfield Management Specialist9,640 SGD
Airfield Operations Specialist9,110 SGD
Airline Cabin Crew8,360 SGD
Airline Copilot8,780 SGD
Airlines Sales Manager8,490 SGD
Airlines Structural Assembler5,480 SGD
Airport Services Agent6,810 SGD
Airport Services Manager10,300 SGD
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic6,340 SGD
Aviation Analyst9,230 SGD
Aviation Inspector7,800 SGD
Aviation Manager10,600 SGD
Aviation Operations Controller8,360 SGD
Aviation Resources Manager10,300 SGD
Aviation Safety Manager10,700 SGD
Aviation Safety Officer8,330 SGD
Aviation Technician5,590 SGD
Cargo Executive7,040 SGD
Chief Pilot8,890 SGD
First Officer7,110 SGD
Fleet Management Officer6,910 SGD
Flight Attendant6,570 SGD
Flight Scheduler8,170 SGD
Flight Simulation Engineer7,100 SGD
Freight and Cargo Inspector7,050 SGD
Helicopter Pilot9,080 SGD
Loading Bridge Operator5,660 SGD
Pilot9,800 SGD
Ramp Agent6,140 SGD
Reservations Sales Agent6,530 SGD
Safety and Quality Specialist6,940 SGD
Test Pilot8,600 SGD

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense

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

  • Salary Range

    The Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries in Singapore range between 5,660 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,500 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,100 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 8,100 SGD while the other half are earning more than 8,100 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 people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 6,190 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,190 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 9,220 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,220 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 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

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Average Salary 2016
7,540 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,820 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
7,950 SGD
Average Salary 2019+2%
8,120 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

48 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense is 48 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 48 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.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense and All Jobs and we found that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.
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