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Engineering Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Singapore?

7,578 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Singapore typically earns around 7,578 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering 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
Acoustics Engineer7,413 SGD
Assembly Engineering Technician6,653 SGD
Assistant Chief Engineer8,078 SGD
Associate Engineer7,333 SGD
Autocad Operator6,029 SGD
Automation Engineer8,161 SGD
Avionic System Support Engineer6,716 SGD
Biochemical Engineer8,221 SGD
BMS Engineer7,566 SGD
Bridge and Lock Tender6,716 SGD
Broadcast Engineer7,902 SGD
CAD Design Engineer7,081 SGD
CAD Designer5,844 SGD
CAE Engineer6,940 SGD
Ceramics Engineer7,325 SGD
Civil Engineer7,399 SGD
Commissioning Engineer7,053 SGD
Communications Engineer7,383 SGD
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,628 SGD
Contract Associate Engineer7,809 SGD
Control Systems Engineer7,377 SGD
Controls Engineer7,617 SGD
Controls Software Engineer7,150 SGD
Corrosion Engineer7,173 SGD
Design Engineer7,984 SGD
Drafter5,246 SGD
Drafting Manager7,837 SGD
Drilling Engineer7,137 SGD
Electrical Draughtsman4,561 SGD
Electrical Engineer7,922 SGD
Electrical Engineering Manager9,205 SGD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,093 SGD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler6,952 SGD
Energy Engineer8,229 SGD
Engine Assembler4,968 SGD
Engineer7,255 SGD
Engineering Account Manager7,305 SGD
Engineering Chief Designer7,467 SGD
Engineering Consultant8,800 SGD
Engineering Key Account Manager8,093 SGD
Engineering Lab Technician6,784 SGD
Engineering Planning Manager9,357 SGD
Engineering Production Manager9,497 SGD
Engineering Project Analyst8,356 SGD
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,211 SGD
Engineering Project Director9,533 SGD
Engineering Project Manager8,816 SGD
Engineering Research and Development Manager8,408 SGD
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,140 SGD
Engineering Sales Manager8,563 SGD
Engineering Technician6,465 SGD
Engineering Technologist6,624 SGD
Environmental Engineer7,627 SGD
Equipment Engineer6,997 SGD
Equipment Engineering Manager8,462 SGD
Estimator7,040 SGD
Fabrication Specialist6,223 SGD
Fabricator5,398 SGD
Facade Engineer8,276 SGD
Fiber Analyst5,733 SGD
Field Engineer6,940 SGD
Field Engineering Manager9,086 SGD
Fire Engineer7,635 SGD
Fitter and Turner3,950 SGD
Forestry Strategic Planner8,430 SGD
Generation Engineer8,224 SGD
Genetic Engineer9,068 SGD
Geological Engineer8,464 SGD
Geotechnical Engineer8,065 SGD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic5,658 SGD
Highway Engineer6,562 SGD
HSE Professional6,367 SGD
HVAC Engineer7,316 SGD
HVAC Supervisor7,485 SGD
Industrial Engineer6,800 SGD
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,081 SGD
Instrument Engineer7,707 SGD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,422 SGD
Instrumentation Engineer7,547 SGD
Instrumentation Manager9,393 SGD
Irrigation Engineer6,772 SGD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,226 SGD
Locomotive Engineer6,898 SGD
Maintenance Engineer6,648 SGD
Maintenance Fitter4,759 SGD
Maintenance Manager8,666 SGD
Manufacturing Engineer7,580 SGD
Marine Engineer6,401 SGD
Materials Engineer6,660 SGD
Materials Researcher7,928 SGD
Materials Technician6,940 SGD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,901 SGD
Mechanical Design Engineer7,890 SGD
Mechanical Designer6,852 SGD
Mechanical Engineer8,172 SGD
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,497 SGD
Mechanical Inspector7,397 SGD
Mechatronics Engineer6,969 SGD
Mining Engineer6,375 SGD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,492 SGD
Optical Engineer6,661 SGD
Optical Instrument Assembler5,950 SGD
PCB Assembler5,364 SGD
Photonics Engineer8,029 SGD
Photonics Technician6,498 SGD
Pipeline Engineer6,772 SGD
Piping Designer5,974 SGD
Piping Engineer6,716 SGD
Planning Engineer6,997 SGD
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,990 SGD
Principal Cost Engineer7,869 SGD
Principal Engineer7,612 SGD
Principal Support Engineer7,333 SGD
Process Engineer7,325 SGD
Process Operator6,024 SGD
Product Development Engineer8,015 SGD
Product Development Technician6,294 SGD
Product Engineer7,165 SGD
Product Safety Engineer7,154 SGD
Production Engineer7,596 SGD
Project Engineer7,647 SGD
Proposal Manager8,530 SGD
Purchasing Engineer7,139 SGD
Quality Assurance Engineer7,109 SGD
Rail Engineer7,081 SGD
Robotics Engineer8,700 SGD
Robotics Technician7,137 SGD
Safety Engineer6,952 SGD
Safety Inspector6,367 SGD
Safety Manager8,382 SGD
Safety Officer5,900 SGD
Sales Engineer6,716 SGD
Scheduling Engineer6,095 SGD
Service Engineer7,770 SGD
Solar Engineer7,422 SGD
Staff Engineer6,940 SGD
Static Equipment Engineer6,934 SGD
Stationary Engineer6,831 SGD
Stress Engineer6,938 SGD
Structural Analysis Engineer7,634 SGD
Structural Designer6,732 SGD
Structural Engineer7,707 SGD
Structural Technician6,347 SGD
Supply Chain Specialist8,093 SGD
Surveyor5,431 SGD
Technical Affairs Officer5,827 SGD
Technical Assistant5,950 SGD
Technical Engineer6,498 SGD
Technical Support Engineer6,732 SGD
Tender Engineer6,465 SGD
Test Development Engineer7,382 SGD
Transportation Engineer7,427 SGD
Validation Engineer6,969 SGD
Verification Engineer6,716 SGD
Wastewater Engineer6,621 SGD
Wind Energy Engineer7,944 SGD
Wind Energy Operations Manager9,146 SGD
Work Planner5,696 SGD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Singapore range between 4,190 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 10,057 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,275 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,275 SGD while the other half are earning more than 7,275 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 in Engineering are earning less than 5,159 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,159 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,973 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,973 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

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Engineering
Average Salary 2017    =  
7,226 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
7,320 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
7,437 SGD
Average Salary 2020    +2%  
7,578 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering 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 2% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

44 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Engineering is 44 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 44 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
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