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Architect Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does an Architect make in Singapore?

7,255 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Architect in Singapore typically earns around 7,255 SGD per month.
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 detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Architect Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Architect

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Architect salaries in Singapore range between 3,047 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 11,099 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,472 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Architect are earning less than 7,472 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,472 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 Architect are earning less than 4,734 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,734 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Architect are earning less than 9,843 SGD while 25% are earning more than 9,843 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

Architect Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,570 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +42%  
5,060 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +27%  
6,429 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
7,798 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +8%  
8,442 SGD
20+ Years    +24%  
10,455 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 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 6,429 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 7,798 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 8,442 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 10,455 SGD per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Architect

Architect Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,617 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +49%  
6,872 SGD
Master's Degree    +41%  
9,690 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 Architect salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Architect is 4,617 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,872 SGD per month, 49% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,690 SGD per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Architect


Architect Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
6,710 SGD
Male    +17%  
7,871 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 Architect employees in Singapore earn 17% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Architect

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
6,348 SGD
Public Sector    +30%  
8,234 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 Architect employees in Singapore earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Architect

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    =  
6,562 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,805 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,036 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,255 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architect 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 3% 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.

Architect Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

42 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

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
Architect7,255 SGD=
Architectural Designer7,126 SGD-2%
Architectural Drafter5,797 SGD-20%
Architectural Manager8,861 SGD+22%
Architectural Technician7,527 SGD+4%
Architecture Consultant7,231 SGD-0%
Architecture Estimating Manager7,706 SGD+6%
Architecture Specifications Writer5,233 SGD-28%
Assistant Architectural Manager8,598 SGD+19%
CAD Drafter5,949 SGD-18%
CAD Manager7,467 SGD+3%
Design and Decoration Assistant6,123 SGD-16%
Design Manager8,459 SGD+17%
Drafting Supervisor6,367 SGD-12%
Facilities and Project Manager8,647 SGD+19%
Facility Planner7,353 SGD+1%
Interior Design Assistant5,506 SGD-24%
Interior Designer7,322 SGD+1%
Kitchen Designer6,810 SGD-6%
Landscape Architect7,101 SGD-2%
Landscape Artist7,091 SGD-2%
Landscaper6,551 SGD-10%
Mapping Technician6,016 SGD-17%
Mechanical Drafter6,115 SGD-16%
Photogrammetrist6,045 SGD-17%
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