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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Singapore 2024

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
8,850 SGD
( 106,000 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore typically earns around 8,850 SGD. Salaries range from 4,300 SGD (lowest average) to 16,300 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 Teaching / Education 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
Teaching / Education
Academic Advisor8,390 SGD
Academic Assistant5,900 SGD
Academic Coach8,060 SGD
Academic Librarian5,850 SGD
Academic Manager9,330 SGD
Academic Specialist7,750 SGD
Academic Staff6,680 SGD
Accompanist6,690 SGD
Achievement Coach8,730 SGD
Admissions Specialist7,310 SGD
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,780 SGD
Anthropology Teacher6,740 SGD
Arabic Language Teacher6,520 SGD
Archeology Teacher6,730 SGD
Architecture Teacher7,290 SGD
Archivist5,810 SGD
Art Teacher6,070 SGD
Assistant School Principal8,450 SGD
Assistant Teacher5,520 SGD
Biochemistry Professor 11,300 SGD
Biology Teacher6,580 SGD
Blended Learning Specialist8,840 SGD
Bursary Scheme Manager7,450 SGD
Business Teacher7,140 SGD
Careers Advisor8,600 SGD
Careers Consultant7,990 SGD
Chemistry Teacher6,260 SGD
Chief Remote Learning Officer11,300 SGD
Child Care Coordinator6,430 SGD
Child Care Worker5,160 SGD
Childcare Worker5,380 SGD
Classroom Assistant5,290 SGD
Clinical School Psychologist9,800 SGD
Coding Coach7,490 SGD
College Aide8,230 SGD
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,680 SGD
College Dean15,200 SGD
College President14,800 SGD
Communications Teacher6,550 SGD
Community Education Officer5,520 SGD
Computer Science Teacher6,580 SGD
Computer Teacher6,700 SGD
Creative Writing Trainer7,930 SGD
Credit Counselor8,460 SGD
Cultural Studies Teacher6,580 SGD
Curriculum Coordinator7,550 SGD
Curriculum Developer8,910 SGD
Curriculum Specialist8,670 SGD
Dean of Faculty15,200 SGD
Demonstrator5,950 SGD
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,680 SGD
Digital Citizenship Educator6,450 SGD
Digital Literacy Instructor7,010 SGD
Director of Learning Technology8,850 SGD
Distance Learning Coordinator7,310 SGD
E-Learning Consultant9,130 SGD
E-learning Content Developer8,740 SGD
E-Learning Designer8,360 SGD
Economics Lecturer11,800 SGD
Economics Teacher6,860 SGD
EdTech Compliance Manager7,380 SGD
EdTech Consultant7,590 SGD
EdTech Content Creator7,080 SGD
Education Administrator7,630 SGD
Education Assistant6,090 SGD
Education Assistant Director8,490 SGD
Education Assistant Librarian5,200 SGD
Education Assistant Principal7,080 SGD
Education Assistant Professor9,420 SGD
Education Associate6,810 SGD
Education Consultant9,620 SGD
Education Consultant8,530 SGD
Education Coordinator7,210 SGD
Education Counselor7,890 SGD
Education Director11,900 SGD
Education Policy Analyst9,320 SGD
Education Program Specialist8,870 SGD
Education Researcher9,980 SGD
Education Resource Specialist7,560 SGD
Education Services Facilitator7,940 SGD
Education Technology Specialist7,500 SGD
Educational Content Writer8,300 SGD
Educational Data Privacy Officer7,910 SGD
Educational Psychologist10,700 SGD
EFL Teacher6,830 SGD
eLearning Trainer5,930 SGD
Elementary School Teacher5,520 SGD
Engineering Lecturer11,000 SGD
Engineering Teacher8,940 SGD
English Teacher5,990 SGD
ESL Teacher6,690 SGD
Faculty Assistant8,330 SGD
Foreign Language Teacher6,200 SGD
GED Teacher6,210 SGD
Geography Teacher6,680 SGD
Head of Mathematics Department8,710 SGD
Head of School11,400 SGD
High School Teacher7,120 SGD
History Teacher7,040 SGD
Infant Teacher4,950 SGD
Instructional Assistant6,740 SGD
Instructional Coach8,020 SGD
Instructor7,710 SGD
Kindergarten Teacher5,140 SGD
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,670 SGD
Law Teacher9,650 SGD
Learning Designer7,930 SGD
Learning Experience Designer9,360 SGD
Learning Management System Administrator7,320 SGD
Lecturer11,600 SGD
Librarian5,670 SGD
Library Assistant4,410 SGD
Library Director7,480 SGD
Library Specialist5,800 SGD
Library Technician5,080 SGD
Life Sciences Teacher6,390 SGD
Makerspace Coordinator and Facilitator5,920 SGD
Math Lecturer11,700 SGD
Math Teacher7,500 SGD
Mathematics Teacher7,500 SGD
Mentor7,100 SGD
Middle School Teacher6,690 SGD
Music Teacher6,450 SGD
Nursery Manager9,500 SGD
Nursery Worker3,920 SGD
Online Course Developer8,020 SGD
Online Course Instructor7,490 SGD
Online Learning Facilitator6,770 SGD
Online Tutor6,160 SGD
Paraprofessional9,210 SGD
Personalized Learning Specialist8,260 SGD
Physical Education Specialist7,270 SGD
Physical Education Teacher6,190 SGD
Physics Teacher 6,700 SGD
Political Science Teacher6,860 SGD
Post Doctoral Researcher10,500 SGD
Preschool Education Administrator7,830 SGD
Preschool Teacher5,370 SGD
Primary School Teacher6,050 SGD
Principal9,210 SGD
Product Specialist7,140 SGD
Professor - Accounting12,300 SGD
Professor - Architecture12,500 SGD
Professor - Biology12,000 SGD
Professor - Business Administration11,700 SGD
Professor - Chemical Engineering12,700 SGD
Professor - Chemistry12,500 SGD
Professor - Civil Engineering11,500 SGD
Professor - Communication11,400 SGD
Professor - Computer Science11,900 SGD
Professor - Dentistry12,400 SGD
Professor - Drama11,400 SGD
Professor - Economics12,200 SGD
Professor - Education12,000 SGD
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,400 SGD
Professor - English11,200 SGD
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,900 SGD
Professor - Foreign Languages11,000 SGD
Professor - Geological Sciences11,300 SGD
Professor - History11,400 SGD
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,200 SGD
Professor - Law13,400 SGD
Professor - Legal Support11,900 SGD
Professor - Liberal Arts12,400 SGD
Professor - Marketing12,100 SGD
Professor - Mathematics13,500 SGD
Professor - Mechanical Engineering13,100 SGD
Professor - Medical Administration13,200 SGD
Professor - Medicine14,700 SGD
Professor - Music11,200 SGD
Professor - Nursing11,500 SGD
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences12,000 SGD
Professor - Philosophy12,100 SGD
Professor - Physical Therapy12,600 SGD
Professor - Physics13,000 SGD
Professor - Psychology11,700 SGD
Professor - Rehabilitation10,900 SGD
Professor - Social Work10,700 SGD
Professor - Sociology11,600 SGD
Professor - Special Education11,800 SGD
Psychology Teacher9,440 SGD
Public Management Assistant Professor10,200 SGD
School Counselor8,730 SGD
Science Educator6,660 SGD
Science Laboratory Assistant6,290 SGD
Science Teacher6,990 SGD
Secondary Mathematics Teacher7,120 SGD
Secondary School Teacher6,370 SGD
Special Education Advocate8,810 SGD
Special Education Teacher7,140 SGD
Special Needs Assistant5,790 SGD
Statistics Lecturer11,300 SGD
STEAM Educator6,310 SGD
STEM Educator6,160 SGD
Student Accounts Coordinator6,530 SGD
Student Development Specialist7,830 SGD
Student Employment Specialist7,400 SGD
Student Services6,050 SGD
Student Services Coordinator6,090 SGD
Student Support Manager8,090 SGD
Substitute Teacher5,500 SGD
Teacher5,760 SGD
Teacher Aide5,070 SGD
Teacher Trainer8,290 SGD
Teaching Assistant5,360 SGD
TEFL Teacher6,800 SGD
Training and Development Specialist8,460 SGD
Training Coordinator5,880 SGD
Tutor6,680 SGD
University Teacher11,900 SGD
Virtual Teacher5,830 SGD
Vocational Education Teacher6,320 SGD

Teaching / Education Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Singapore

Median and salary distribution Singapore Teaching / Education monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
9,390 SGD or more
10% of people earn
8,150 to 9,390 SGD
20% of people earn
5,420 SGD or less
65% of people earn
5,420 to 8,150 SGD
Minimum Salary
4,300 SGD
8,410 SGD
16,300 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore range from 4,300 SGD (starting average salary) to 16,300 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 Teaching / Education is 8,410 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore earn less than 6,860 SGD, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 9,890 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 5,420 SGD to 8,150 SGD. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 5,420 SGD mark, while 10% ranged from 8,150 SGD to 9,390 SGD. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 9,390 SGD or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education 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 / Teaching / Education / Singapore

Salary comparison by gender Singapore Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

9,110 SGD
8,610 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Teaching / Education / Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for individuals working in Teaching / Education? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Teaching / Education in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Teaching / Education
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore
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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 / Teaching / Education / Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Teaching / Education
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43% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 / Teaching / Education / Singapore

51 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Teaching / Education in Singapore is 51 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore is 25 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 8,410 SGD and 9,890 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 Teaching / Education in Singapore ranges from 4,300 SGD to 6,860 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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