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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Singapore 2024

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
5,900 SGD
( 70,800 SGD yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore typically earns around 5,900 SGD. Salaries range from 2,140 SGD (lowest average) to 14,500 SGD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Factory and Manufacturing domain in Singapore exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
3D Printing Technician5,030 SGD
Additive Manufacturing Engineer6,270 SGD
Assembly Foreman2,300 SGD
Assembly Line Worker2,090 SGD
Assembly Supervisor3,470 SGD
Assistance Maintenance Manager8,260 SGD
Assistant Shipping Manager7,430 SGD
Automation Process Analyst5,470 SGD
Chemical Equipment Controller5,010 SGD
Chemical Technican Apprentice4,170 SGD
CNC Machinist5,280 SGD
CNC Operator5,010 SGD
CNC Programmer5,550 SGD
Colour Technologist2,750 SGD
Contracts Manager9,360 SGD
Data Collection Coordinator3,640 SGD
Demand Planner3,310 SGD
Derrick Operator2,360 SGD
Digital Twin Engineer6,650 SGD
Director of Manufacturing12,900 SGD
Dock Worker2,140 SGD
Drying Technician2,260 SGD
Equipment Operator2,060 SGD
Export Sales Coordinator6,930 SGD
Factory Superintendent3,470 SGD
Factory Worker2,370 SGD
Failure Analysis Technician3,420 SGD
Fiberglass Laminator2,270 SGD
Food Technologist4,240 SGD
Forklift Driver2,310 SGD
Forklift Operator2,230 SGD
Forming Machine Operator2,400 SGD
Furnace Operator2,130 SGD
Gas Appliance Repairer2,390 SGD
General Warehouse Associate3,960 SGD
Green Product Designer6,310 SGD
Heavy Equipment Operator3,020 SGD
HSE Manager9,710 SGD
Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist7,170 SGD
Industrial Engineer7,520 SGD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic4,600 SGD
Industrial Production Manager13,000 SGD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer7,080 SGD
Intake Operator3,030 SGD
Key Account Manager11,100 SGD
Lean Manufacturing Specialist7,170 SGD
Lift Truck Operator2,290 SGD
Loading Supervisor4,200 SGD
Logistic Coordinator5,620 SGD
Logistics Clerk2,800 SGD
Machine Operator2,210 SGD
Machinist2,280 SGD
Maintenance Manager8,600 SGD
Maintenance Store Clerk2,330 SGD
Manufacturing Engineer7,250 SGD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager10,800 SGD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist8,320 SGD
Manufacturing Manager12,600 SGD
Manufacturing Operative3,880 SGD
Manufacturing Production Technician2,950 SGD
Manufacturing Supervisor6,460 SGD
Manufacturing Technician2,630 SGD
Materials Manager10,000 SGD
Materials Supervisor6,460 SGD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer7,200 SGD
Mechanical Foreman2,180 SGD
Merchandise Planner3,990 SGD
Metrology Engineer6,810 SGD
Operations Engineer6,740 SGD
Operations Manager10,900 SGD
Order Management Coordinator5,780 SGD
Order Processing Manager9,320 SGD
Order Selector2,880 SGD
Package Handler2,240 SGD
Packaging Manager7,290 SGD
Packer2,350 SGD
Packing Deputy Supervisor5,760 SGD
Planning Manager10,700 SGD
Plant Manager12,300 SGD
Precision Instrument Repairer3,580 SGD
Predictive Maintenance Analyst6,910 SGD
Process Technician2,900 SGD
Product Manager12,100 SGD
Production Analyst9,680 SGD
Production Director13,200 SGD
Production Engineer7,470 SGD
Production Engineering Supervisor10,900 SGD
Production Inspector7,770 SGD
Production Laborer2,020 SGD
Production Manager13,200 SGD
Production Operator3,210 SGD
Production Scheduler5,630 SGD
Production Supervisor7,340 SGD
Production Technician3,170 SGD
Production Worker2,750 SGD
Quality Control Analyst9,360 SGD
Quality Control Inspector7,500 SGD
Quality Control Manager10,400 SGD
Service Technician2,730 SGD
SHEQ Officer3,250 SGD
Shipping Manager11,400 SGD
Small Engine Mechanic3,770 SGD
Smart Factory Consultant8,820 SGD
Spray Painter2,280 SGD
Sterile Processing Technician2,670 SGD
Structural Welder2,050 SGD
Supply Chain Operative6,400 SGD
Sustainable Manufacturing Specialist9,310 SGD
Technical Operator3,140 SGD
Technology Development Manager12,600 SGD
Testing Technician5,100 SGD
Toolmaker3,730 SGD
Warehouse Forklift Operator2,300 SGD
Warehouse Operative2,350 SGD
Warehouse Worker2,340 SGD
Warranty Handler4,370 SGD
Welder2,170 SGD
Workshop Manager8,290 SGD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Singapore

Median and salary distribution Singapore Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
7,140 SGD or more
10% of people earn
5,890 to 7,140 SGD
20% of people earn
3,150 SGD or less
65% of people earn
3,150 to 5,890 SGD
Minimum Salary
2,140 SGD
5,390 SGD
14,500 SGD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore range from 2,140 SGD (starting average salary) to 14,500 SGD (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Factory and Manufacturing is 5,390 SGD, implying that half of the workforce in Singapore earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore earn less than 4,130 SGD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 6,820 SGD, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 3,150 SGD to 5,890 SGD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 3,150 SGD mark, while 10% ranged from 5,890 SGD to 7,140 SGD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 7,140 SGD or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,400 SGD to 127,000 SGD and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Factory and Manufacturing / Singapore

Salary comparison by gender Singapore Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In the field of Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

6,040 SGD
5,730 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Factory and Manufacturing / Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for individuals working in Factory and Manufacturing? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Factory and Manufacturing
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Singapore / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Singapore is 7%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Factory and Manufacturing / Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Factory and Manufacturing
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70% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Hourly Average Wage / Factory and Manufacturing / Singapore

34 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore is 34 SGD.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore is 12 SGD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Singapore is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
8,300 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,700 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 5,390 SGD and 6,820 SGD. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Factory and Manufacturing in Singapore ranges from 2,140 SGD to 4,130 SGD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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