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|
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.
|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|
|Administrative & Support Services||2,775|
|Community, Social & Personal Services||4,881|
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