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The Top Paying 100 Jobs in Singapore (Salary.sg)

This is the 2008 edition of my annual list of the top 100 jobs in terms of pay (see last year’s edition).

This list is compiled based on data from MOM Occupational Wages Survey, which is published as part of the Report on Wages in Singapore 2007.

As with previous years, the MOM survey does not capture performance bonuses, profit sharing and stock options.

To generate the list, I looked at the third-quartile monthly gross wages of the selected jobs published. Explanation: if you’re at the third-quartile, or 75th-percentile, your pay is higher than 75% of the people.

Here’s the top 100 best-paying jobs:

  1. Specialised surgeon – $30,755
  2. Managing director – $24,472
  3. General surgeon – $17,872
  4. Commodities futures broker – $17,464
  5. General manager – $16,667
  6. Company director – $15,513
  7. Creative director (Advertising) – $13,000
  8. Legal service manager – $12,318
  9. Foreign exchange dealer and broker – $11,095
  10. Operations manager (Finance) – $9,808
  11. Legal officer – $9,790
  12. Risk management manager – $9,600
  13. Research and development manager – $9,385
  14. Computer operations and network manager – $9,300
  15. Training manager – $9,000
  16. Computer and information systems manager – $8,930
  17. Ship-master – $8,671
  18. Technical manager – $8,595
  19. Financial futures dealer and broker – $8,447
  20. Personnel / Human resource manager – $8,420
  21. Business development manager – $8,290
  22. Corporate planning manager – $8,290
  23. Fund manager – $8,125
  24. Treasury manager – $8,079
  25. Budgeting and financial accounting manager – $8,000
  26. Marketing manager – $8,000
  27. Power generation and distribution engineer – $7,848
  28. Engineering manager – $7,819
  29. Chemical engineer (Petroleum) – $7,678
  30. Manufacturing plant and production manager – $7,645
  31. Chemical engineer (Petrochemicals) – $7,547
  32. Advertising and public relations manager – $7,533
  33. Advocate and solicitor – $7,500
  34. Operations research analyst – $7,500
  35. Business management consultant – $7,437
  36. Procurement manager – $7,416
  37. Lawyer (except advocate and solicitor) – $7,400
  38. Quality assurance manager – $7,263
  39. Customer service manager – $7,142
  40. Sales manager – $7,100
  41. Logistics manager – $7,050
  42. Operations manager (Commerce) – $6,862
  43. Chemical engineering technician (Petroleum) – $6,696
  44. Automation engineer – $6,680
  45. Instrumentation engineer – $6,616
  46. Book editor – $6,538
  47. Surveyor – $6,523
  48. Industrial health, safety and environment engineer – $6,503
  49. Building architect – $6,500
  50. Transport operations manager – $6,400
  51. Editor (Newspapers and periodicals) – $6,369
  52. Marine superintendent engineer – $6,340
  53. Audio and video equipment engineer – $6,307
  54. Premises maintenance manager – $6,304
  55. Personal banker – $6,250
  56. Chemist – $6,241
  57. Electrical engineering technician (High voltage) – $6,225
  58. Business analyst – $6,205
  59. General physician – $6,173
  60. Administration manager – $6,150
  61. Financial analyst – $6,000
  62. Securities dealer and broker – $5,750
  63. Shipping manager – $5,721
  64. Building and construction project manager – $5,720
  65. Property / Estate manager – $5,715
  66. Physicist – $5,700
  67. Editor (Radio, television and video) – $5,658
  68. Information technology security specialist – $5,646
  69. Advertising copywriter – $5,600
  70. Director (Stage, film, television and radio) – $5,512
  71. Automotive engineer – $5,500
  72. Naval architect – $5,480
  73. Chemical engineering technician (Petrochemicals) – $5,424
  74. Chinese physician – $5,316
  75. Financial planner – $5,283
  76. Aeronautical engineer – $5,242
  77. Chemical engineer (General) – $5,187
  78. Broadcasting operations technician – $5,178
  79. Market research analyst – $5,174
  80. Producer / Director of commercials – $5,150
  81. Manufacturing engineer – $5,137
  82. Systems programmer – $5,111
  83. Actuary – $5,100
  84. Production engineer – $5,091
  85. Sales representative (Technicial) – $5,089
  86. Database administrator – $5,080
  87. Semi-conductor engineer – $5,035
  88. Mechanical engineer – $5,000
  89. Ship rigger – $4,933
  90. Systems designer and analyst – $4,914
  91. Network systems and data communication analyst – $4,894
  92. Sales representative (Medical and pharmaceutical products) – $4,857
  93. Flight operations officer – $4,801
  94. Civil engineer – $4,746
  95. Script writer – $4,740
  96. Warehousing manager – $4,706
  97. Materials engineer – $4,689
  98. Electrical engineer – $4,665
  99. Credit analyst – $4,631
  100. Electronics engineer – $4,615

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