I'm going to have to call you out on that one and ask you to cite your source for that figure. I'm not sure whether you are trying to say that you need twice that much to, in your opinion, "live well" in Singapore or whether you are saying that I am getting short changed by my potential employer. But I am assuming that you implied the latter given that you specifically mention a senior assurance role in a Big Four, and to that I have to say please stop with the nonsense already. Even in the US an audit senior would not make EVEN CLOSE to double S$6K, as the most experienced seniors in the US *might* make around S$8.5K (the average is probably closer to less than S$7.5) IN THE US. In addition, as I've mentioned multiple times already, keep in mind that I am not doing a temporary rotation through one of the firms' 1.5 year GDP programs (in case that is where you are getting the outrageous figure from, but even then I highly doubt an assurance senior would make close to the figure you cited), but applying as a local.bioshock wrote:Dear caliexpat,
As a senior role in assurance in a Big 4, S$6K to seriously being uderpaid, you should at least ask for twice that amount, without CPF, if you really want to move to Singapore.
Well I think your contributions would be more (>0) valuable if you gave hard data that is backed up by a reliable source, rather than what you "hear on anecdotal evidence," as that seems to be wide of the mark and may be misleading for people who need accurate info.bioshock wrote:Hi all,
Firstly, I would like to apologize for any misunderstandings, i am just giving out advice based on what I hear on anecdotal evidence.
Feel free to disagree with me, it is good to have open discussions.
I am currently on leave and have just been surfing this forum; been recently suffering from a case of insomnia.
I used to work in a local trade association for businesses, and I have a bit of exposure to salary figures. If my postings are unhelpful, then I will stop doing so.
Thanks for the information Anthony. Your friend makes a pretty good amount for a senior--he must be in financial advisory or management consulting, as opposed to the assurance group, unless salaries are much higher in HK than in the US. Those are some pretty brutal hours though!!Anthony249 wrote:Caliexpat
A hong kong expat I know in the position you mentioned makes S$9k per month. Also in the Big 4 and has been with the company for nearly a decade (was initially in the HK branch). Typical hours are 12 hours a day on weekdays and usually 8 hours of additional work (both at home or at the office) over the weekend.
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