Average Salary in Singapore 2011

The average salary survey by MOM shows that the average monthly salary in Singapore in quarter 1 of 2011 experienced salary increase by almost 9% to S$4,677, compared to the salary in 2010.

Salary in Singapore

Average Salary in Singapore

The statistics are sourced from the CPF database, based on salary contributions made to CPF. It should be noted that the monthly earnings reflected in the table refers to all the remuneration received by a person before any deduction of the employee’s share of CPF contributions and income taxes.

The pay comprises of basic wages, overtime earnings, commissions, allowances and other monetary payments, annual wage supplement (i.e. 13th month bonus) and variable bonuses.

But this exclude the employer’s share of CPF contributions.


Singapore Average Monthly Nominal Earnings for 2009, 2010 and 2011


Average (Mean) Monthly Nominal Earnings 2009 2010 2011
Singapore $ Per Employee
Annual 3,872 4,089
1st Qtr 4,155 4,310 4,677
2nd Qtr 3,609 3,819
3rd Qtr 3,562 3,754
4th Qtr 4,160 4,474

2011 Singapore Average Monthly Nominal Earnings by Industry

This table provides a breakdown of the average salaries in the different industries. The financial and insurance industry in Singapore has the highest average salary of almost S$10,000 while the administrative and support services industry commands an average pay check of around S$2,800.

Industry 2011
Quarter 1
Wholesale & Retail Trade 3,904
Transportation & Storage 4,305
Accomodation & Food Services 1,634
Information & Communications 5,601
Financial & Insurance Services 9,978
Real Estate Services 3,739
Professional Services 5,303
Administrative & Support Services 2,775
Community, Social & Personal Services 4,881


Read this article for insights on the average pay of fresh grads in Singapore for 2011.

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4 Responses to Average Salary in Singapore 2011
  1. BT
    June 18, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Would be interesting to see the weighted average of the different industries’ salaries?

    • Salary Singapore
      June 18, 2011 | 4:33 pm

      Yap definitely BT. Would see if I can work something out and calculate the weighted average. Could you elaborate a little bit more on what you mean though?

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