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Re: Average salaries in Singapore

Postby fivedavids » Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:19 am

jpatokal wrote:The single most frequently asked question on SingaporeExpats: is my salary/offer good enough?

Here is the best quick answer:
http://www.kellyservices.com.sg/web/sg/ ... guide.html

As even more generic rules of thumb, the average middle-class skilled professional in Singapore makes around S$3000-3500 per month. An expat with a special skill set and/or experience should generally expect to make more, while entry level positions pay less. Due to the laws of supply and demand, perceived prestige and, yes, racism, Caucasians tend to get paid comparatively more, while Indians and Filipinos tend to get paid comparatively less.

edited 31/12/2010 to use current survey link - sms


just want to ask how would i know if im paid fairly or the ways to check the supposed amount of salary i should be getting based on my experience and qualification? thanks

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Postby CaptainBullus » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:42 am

Hello, my fiance and I are looking to move to Singapore next year. She has alrerady received a good job offer as a teacher in an International School and I currently work offshore but would like a shoreside position. Does anyone on here have any knowledge of the Marine/Shipping industry in Singapore?I'd really like to know if there are any local recruitment agencies that deal specifically with my industry or if there's anywhere else I should look? Many Thanks.

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Postby Brisvegan » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 4:26 pm

So this link to the Kelly Services salary guide is pretty unhelpful. The link is broken but even when you go to their website and find the guide yourself, you have to give a bunch of personal details first then it sends you to another broken link.

Can anyone recommend another Singapore salary guide? Or did anyone succeed in downloading a recent one of those guides?

Currently have a job offer that I'm trying to evaluate and would really appreciate some guidance.

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Postby beppi » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 5:30 pm

I posted this a while ago - no idea whether the links are still working, but am too lazy to check it for you:
http://www.payscale.com/research/SG/Cou ... ore/Salary
http://www2-1.kellyglobal.net/res/conte ... 012_13.pdf
http://www.robertwalters.com.sg/wwwmedi ... y-2013.pdf
http://hudson.sg/Portals/SG/documents/S ... review.pdf
You can find more salary surveys (mostly for specific industries) by googling.

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Postby beppi » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 5:41 pm

In addition, insteaad of just complaining you could have posted the correct link above!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 6:12 pm

beppi, you know better, most who come here are just takers, not like you and the rest of the old timers who believing in giving back as well. :-/

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Postby beppi » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 6:21 pm

Yes I know, but then I like to rub it in!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 7:58 pm

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Postby Brisvegan » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:52 pm

beppi wrote:In addition, insteaad of just complaining you could have posted the correct link above!


Um, sorry I didn't post the correct link because I never found the correct link or the guide. That would be why I asked the question.

The kellyglobal.net link you posted above doesn't seem to work; I've been getting a "connection was reset" error message all day.

Thanks for posting the other links. They don't cover my industry but may be helpful for others.

People are directed to this page and to view that link, rather than continually starting new threads asking the same questions. But I couldn't get it to work and couldn't find the answer I was looking for on Google so I resorted to posting about it. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's having trouble finding the guide so hopefully this exchange will be useful to others too.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:39 pm

The problem is that the Kellly site changes the URL every year. Sadly, we don't have the time to go through 5 million posts on this forum every year just to locate bad links. Normally, when that happens, the poster who tried the link manages to local the new link coordinates and lets us know, so we change it. If you look at the date of the original thread and the date that I updated the last time you will note what I'm talking about.
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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:03 am

If somebody badly needs to find out if their salary is right or wrong, they will find a way to get to the Kelly report ;)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:24 am

I have it downloaded on my desktop but I'm not going to upload it to my site as I could probably get in a hassle by doing that and linking it in my links page.

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Postby ohmz52 » Sat, 28 Dec 2013 4:11 am

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Postby Sergei82 » Sat, 28 Dec 2013 8:04 am

ohmz52 wrote:I work for free

And live naked in a bush? Or papa helps you?

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Postby ohmz52 » Sat, 28 Dec 2013 8:18 am

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