10. Commodities Derivatives Broker
Monthly Wage: $10,000
As a Singaporean commodity broker, you will be buying and selling goods like grains, oil and coffee. On the other hand, a commodities derivatives broker trades in assets like shares and bonds. Usually financial clearing houses and investment banks employ commodities derivatives brokers. On the side, you could make little cash from big clients, and incentive commissions on huge deals from your company.
9. Company Director
Monthly Wage: S$11,800
Most big companies usually have more than one directors who sit on the board to design and execute the company’s corporate policy, including deciding the monthly salary of each employee including themselves. Whether voted or appointed to the board of directors, the average monthly wage of a director in Singapore is S$11,800, and that is quite a handsome amount.
6. University Lecturer
Monthly Wage: S$13,684
A Lecturer in Singapore is an academic rank and not just any person who gives lectures or other public speeches in a University. The educational system in Singapore is quite standard and lecturers’ bills are well taken care of, since a pre-requisite for getting the job, requires the individual obtaining a Masters degree first.
5. Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director
Monthly Wage: S$17,962
The CEO is the head of a company, probably the founder or owner who makes all the decisions and takes most of the risks. Every one in the company answers to the CEO. The pay structure of the CEO varies in the organization and is dependent on the size, but what ever it is, the CEO is the highest earning individual in any company.
4. Advocate / Solicitor
Monthly Wage: S$18,333
In Singapore, lawyers are part of a fused profession, where they perform duties of either advocate or solicitor. Lawyers who are neither advocates nor solicitors take home much less than advocates and solicitors.
3. Specialist Medical Practitioner
Monthly Wage: S$23,085
Specialist medical practitioners are higher in the health ranking than physicians and so they earn higher. To become specialized in a field of study, a long period of time and huge money have been spent and after medical school, specialists undergo a multi-year residency in their chosen field before registering as specialists. And due to all this complexity and the cumbersome nature of the job, an average Specialist Medical Practitioner in Singapore earns nothing less than S$23,085 in a month.