Compare Your Salary
Average Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letter
Career Articles
Cost of Living Calculator

Architect Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does an Architect make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
7,250 SGD
( 87,100 SGD yearly)


A person working as an Architect in Singapore typically earns around 7,250 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,050 SGD (lowest) to 11,100 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Architect salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Architect Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Architect

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

  • Salary Range

    Architect salaries in Singapore range between 3,050 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,100 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,470 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Architect are earning less than 7,470 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,470 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 as Architect are earning less than 4,730 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,730 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Architect are earning less than 9,840 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,840 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

Architect Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Architect

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Architect salaries by experience level. An Architect with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,570 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,060 SGD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,430 SGD per month, 27% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Architect(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,800 SGD per month, 21% 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 8,440 SGD per month, 8% 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 10,500 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
3,570 SGD
2 - 5 Years+42%
5,060 SGD
5 - 10 Years+27%
6,430 SGD
10 - 15 Years+21%
7,800 SGD
15 - 20 Years+8%
8,440 SGD
20+ Years+24%
10,500 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Architect

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 Architect salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of an Architect is 3,570 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,620 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,870 SGD per month, 49% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 9,690 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 10,800 SGD per month, 11% more than someone with Master's Degree.

3,570 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+29%
4,620 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+49%
6,870 SGD
Master's Degree+41%
9,690 SGD
10,800 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore ArchitectThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Architect employees in Singapore earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
7,030 SGD
7,520 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore ArchitectWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Architect employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
7,070 SGD
Public Sector+6%
7,460 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Architect Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Architect
Average Salary 2016
6,380 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,620 SGD
Average Salary 2018+3%
6,850 SGD
Average Salary 2019+3%
7,060 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architect 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 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.

Architect Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

42 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Architect is 42 SGD. This means that the average Architect in Singapore earns approximatly 42 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.

Architect VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Architect and Architecture monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Architect, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that Architect salaries are 0% more than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect7,250 SGD-0%
Architectural Designer7,130 SGD-2%
Architectural Drafter5,800 SGD-20%
Architectural Manager8,860 SGD+22%
Architectural Technician7,530 SGD+4%
Architecture Consultant7,230 SGD-0%
Architecture Estimating Manager7,710 SGD+6%
Architecture Specifications Writer5,230 SGD-28%
Assistant Architectural Manager8,600 SGD+19%
CAD Drafter5,950 SGD-18%
CAD Manager7,470 SGD+3%
Design and Decoration Assistant6,120 SGD-16%
Design Manager8,460 SGD+17%
Drafting Supervisor6,370 SGD-12%
Facilities and Project Manager8,650 SGD+19%
Facility Planner7,350 SGD+1%
Interior Design Assistant5,510 SGD-24%
Interior Designer7,320 SGD+1%
Kitchen Designer6,810 SGD-6%
Landscape Architect7,100 SGD-2%
Landscape Artist7,090 SGD-2%
Landscaper6,550 SGD-10%
Mapping Technician6,020 SGD-17%
Mechanical Drafter6,110 SGD-16%
Photogrammetrist6,050 SGD-17%
5451 - 19

Cost of Living Calculator

Salary Calculator

Salary Increase Letters

Cost of Living Comparison

Career Articles

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2018