The Civil Service in Singapore is collectively known as the largest employer in Singapore. The Civil Service is estimated to employ more than 60,000 civil servants over 60 vocations. These include members of the civil list, political appointments and civil servants who work in 15 Ministries and 9 Organs of State. These exclude the statutory boards (public servants), government-owned enterprises and the Singapore Armed Forces.
There are much discussions in different forums and an estimate of the salary scale in Singapore which is widely shared online, the MX job grades and indicative job titles are provided here. The 2 salary band within each civil service grade is an estimate of the the junior and senior pay scale within the grade.
2011 Civil Service Salary Range
Job grade: MX9 (Superscale)
Job title: Deputy Director, Director
Pay scale: S$10,580 – S$14,550 / S$14,551 – S$16,540
Job grade: MX10
Job title: Assistant Director, Deputy Director
Pay scale: S$6,350 – S$9,050 / S$9,051 – S$10,400
Job grade: MX11
Job title: Manager, Assistant Director
Pay scale: S$4,100 – S$6,160 / S$6,161 – S$7,190
Job grade: MX12
Job title: Assistant Manager, Manager
Pay scale: S$2,550 – S$5,130
Job grade: MX13
Job title: Management Executive
Pay scale: up to S$2,800 for fresh graduates
The salary ranges indicate the basic monthly wages that a civil servant may earn, and the figures exclude the potential value of civil service bonuses. Based on past newspaper reports, bonuses for an average civil servant could range from more than 2 months to 4 months inclusive of AWS (annual wage supplement), depending on the performance of the economy and individual performance.
Please note that the above salary figures are based on estimates shared in online forums and do not represent the official numbers published by the Singapore Government.