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Pilot Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Pilot make in Singapore?

9,801 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Pilot in Singapore typically earns around 9,801 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Pilot salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Pilot Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Pilot

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Pilot salaries in Singapore range between 4,704 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 14,407 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,507 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Pilot are earning less than 9,507 SGD while the other half are earning more than 9,507 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 Pilot are earning less than 6,395 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,395 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Pilot are earning less than 11,240 SGD while 25% are earning more than 11,240 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

Pilot Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,480 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +25%  
6,839 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +28%  
8,779 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +12%  
9,847 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +20%  
11,787 SGD
20+ Years    +16%  
13,631 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 Pilot salaries by experience level. A Pilot with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,480 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,839 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 8,779 SGD per month, 28% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Pilot(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,847 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 11,787 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 13,631 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Pilot

Pilot Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
7,033 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +22%  
8,585 SGD
Master's Degree    +48%  
12,709 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 Pilot salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Pilot is 7,033 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,585 SGD per month, 22% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 12,709 SGD per month, 48% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Pilot


Pilot Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
8,919 SGD
Male    +18%  
10,487 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 Pilot employees in Singapore earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Pilot

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
8,429 SGD
Public Sector    +30%  
10,977 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 Pilot employees in Singapore earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Pilot

Pilot Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Pilot
Average Salary 2016    =  
9,102 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,439 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,590 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
9,801 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pilot 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.

Pilot Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

57 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Pilot is 57 SGD. This means that the average Pilot in Singapore earns approximatly 57 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.

Pilot VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pilot and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Pilot, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense, and All Jobs and we found that Pilot salaries are 17% more than those of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. We also found out that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer8,023 SGD-18%
Aerospace Engineer8,731 SGD-11%
Aerospace Technician7,183 SGD-27%
Air Crew Officer6,524 SGD-33%
Air Traffic Assistant7,296 SGD-26%
Air Traffic Controller8,096 SGD-17%
Aircraft Captain9,546 SGD-3%
Aircraft Electrician7,069 SGD-28%
Aircraft Engineer8,396 SGD-14%
Aircraft Fueler5,751 SGD-41%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager8,986 SGD-8%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor8,360 SGD-15%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician5,696 SGD-42%
Aircraft Mechanic6,661 SGD-32%
Aircraft Quality Assurance9,557 SGD-2%
Airfield Management Specialist9,639 SGD-2%
Airfield Operations Specialist9,110 SGD-7%
Airline Cabin Crew8,356 SGD-15%
Airline Copilot8,780 SGD-10%
Airlines Sales Manager8,486 SGD-13%
Airlines Structural Assembler5,484 SGD-44%
Airport Services Agent6,814 SGD-30%
Airport Services Manager10,313 SGD+5%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic6,341 SGD-35%
Aviation Analyst9,230 SGD-6%
Aviation Inspector7,805 SGD-20%
Aviation Manager10,643 SGD+9%
Aviation Operations Controller8,363 SGD-15%
Aviation Resources Manager10,298 SGD+5%
Aviation Safety Manager10,653 SGD+9%
Aviation Safety Officer8,329 SGD-15%
Aviation Technician5,588 SGD-43%
Cargo Executive7,035 SGD-28%
Chief Pilot8,886 SGD-9%
First Officer7,110 SGD-27%
Fleet Management Officer6,914 SGD-29%
Flight Attendant6,565 SGD-33%
Flight Scheduler8,172 SGD-17%
Flight Simulation Engineer7,101 SGD-28%
Freight and Cargo Inspector7,053 SGD-28%
Helicopter Pilot9,080 SGD-7%
Loading Bridge Operator5,658 SGD-42%
Pilot9,801 SGD=
Ramp Agent6,142 SGD-37%
Reservations Sales Agent6,525 SGD-33%
Safety and Quality Specialist6,937 SGD-29%
Test Pilot8,598 SGD-12%
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