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MAN OFFERED $4.3K SALARY, THEN FINDS OUT “AVERAGE” SALARY IN S’PORE IS $4.8K

Background: I am a diploma holder in my late 20s with 2 years of experience in healthcare engineering field and currently pursuing a PT degree. I recently received an offer from a MNC. Package details are as follows.

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Package details: Gross monthly salary of $4.3k+ inclusive of transport allowance(which is CPF deductible). Standard office working hours from 8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Flexi Cash benefit of $2.5k per annum credited directly to bank account. 13th month given and annual performance bonus of 1-2 months. Company medical insurance included for all employees (Outpatient, in-patient and specialist amongst others).

Continued: Earlier this year, I came across a salary guide in Singapore that the median income for Singaporeans is $4.8k/month for males in 2021(not sure if it’s true).

Though what I am offered is more than what I am drawing currently, does this mean that I am being low-balled considering that it’s now 2022 and I am still offered <$4.8k??

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A part of me wants to negotiate for a better package but ironically, I am afraid that if I attempted to negotiate the salary package, this offer will go to the other candidates in line after me.

But then again who would accept this offer when it’s way below the market rate of 4.8k sgd as reported right? I seriously hope employers in Singapore can compensate potential employees fairly amidst the rising cost of living and inflation.

PS: I hope to gather feedback if such offer is considered reasonable to the general public before deciding on my next move. Thanks.

Netizens’ comments

  • 4.3k for dip holder is considered very good already..what more you want
  • Diploma holder in late 20s. This pay is very good already, isn’t it?
  • The median may be taking the incomes of different walks of life, some with many years of experience and from different industries.
    How do u think your 2y experience is compared to the median years of experience working in sg? More or less than the median?
    On the internet, no one knows your situation or your industry. Better places to compare are Glassdoor or indeed for company review and salary range.
    On whether to negotiate, you may want to consider if the company’s offer is sincere. It gives you a sense of the people and culture, which are a lot more important in the long term development with the company.
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