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    Default Engineers making $0.62 million!!!

    Did anyone see the salary scale of engineers in the front page of "TODAY" (free newspaper)?
    States that wages of ministers and civil servants are to go up.. but the shocking thing is that median wage for engineers is placed at $0.62 million as compared to a tyical minister at $1.20 million.

    I reckon this should be annual salary and not based on entire lifetime.
    Darn, I am way underpaid going by this statistics.

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Engineers making $0.62 million!!!

    "Engineer" is a big word..... which discipline?

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    Marine and oil exploration engineering is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Marine and oil exploration engineering is it?
    lately, they keep hyping about this engineering. guess they really lack engineers in that area. woah, but the salary for offshore engineering is really high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoky View Post
    Did anyone see the salary scale of engineers in the front page of "TODAY" (free newspaper)?
    States that wages of ministers and civil servants are to go up.. but the shocking thing is that median wage for engineers is placed at $0.62 million as compared to a tyical minister at $1.20 million.

    I reckon this should be annual salary and not based on entire lifetime.
    Darn, I am way underpaid going by this statistics.
    ehhhh....TS ah, the median wage in Today newspaper is comparing the Top 8 Earners in each field leh. read carefully hor.

    edit: now your title seems extremely skewed.
    Last edited by satay16; 23rd March 2007 at 03:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16 View Post
    lately, they keep hyping about this engineering. guess they really lack engineers in that area. woah, but the salary for offshore engineering is really high.
    don't pray pray...their starting salary is like the managers pay in some industries!

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    I think it's just pacing way to increase ministries pay again

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    I think it's just pacing way to increase ministries pay again
    hee hee, increasing the president's pay was the beginning. and very very funny, they purposely take the top 8 earners, wonder how the figures will compare if they take the median of the whole profession.

    edit: woah, wrong leh, they not "pacing". they are "rushing". take a look at the article's first para.

    "TO KEEP pace( pun) with the growing salaries of the private sector, the Government is revising the pay of its ministers and civil servants."
    Last edited by satay16; 23rd March 2007 at 03:26 PM.

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    The $0.62 million is not the average for the engineers.

    It represents the median income of the top earners in the engineering profession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Marine and oil exploration engineering is it?
    Offshore engineering pay is all the while good... but it does comes wit sacrifice... eg. the danger u faced and the long hours of working and coming home only once a few months kinda things...

    Hiaz, nothing is good and cheap in this world....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonsoh19 View Post
    Offshore engineering pay is all the while good... but it does comes wit sacrifice... eg. the danger u faced and the long hours of working and coming home only once a few months kinda things...

    Hiaz, nothing is good and cheap in this world....
    cheap?

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    please lah.. lawyers earning 4.29m?!? How come the typical lawyer doesn't even smell close to that amount?

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    Default Re: Engineers making $0.62 million!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoky View Post
    Did anyone see the salary scale of engineers in the front page of "TODAY" (free newspaper)?
    States that wages of ministers and civil servants are to go up.. but the shocking thing is that median wage for engineers is placed at $0.62 million as compared to a tyical minister at $1.20 million.

    I reckon this should be annual salary and not based on entire lifetime.
    Darn, I am way underpaid going by this statistics.
    u believe them ? think again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuxnewbie View Post
    The $0.62 million is not the average for the engineers.

    It represents the median income of the top earners in the engineering profession.
    yeah, you are right. They are referring to maybe directors in engineering firms


    Now, this is more realistic...

    http://myjobstreet.jobstreet.com/premium/basicSalaryReport.asp?param=Engineer|000|sg||sg

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    its certainly not a median salary in the construction industry... at least in our company we can higher a whole department with close to a dozen engineers and managers for this amount.....

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    with MSC a senior manager only commands 5k on the avg?is this report even accurate?
    kind of low isnt it?

    1. Senior Manager Senior Engineer Singapore 52 25 Services Master's Degree 5,000.00
    2. Senior Manager Assistant Chief Engineer Singapore 40 17 Services Bachelor's Degree 3,900.00
    3. Senior Manager Assistant Chief Engineer Singapore 38 13 Services Bachelor's Degree 3,728.00
    4. Senior Manager Assistant Engineer Singapore 35 9 Others Bachelor's Degree 2,000.00
    5. Manager Senior Engineer Singapore 48 25 Services Master's Degree 5,100.00
    6. Manager Application Engineer Singapore 48 31 Automotive / Heavy Industry Master's Degree 4,900.00
    7. Manager Site Engineer Singapore 45 24 Construction Advanced / Higher / Graduate Diploma 2,700.00
    8. Manager ST Engineering Representative/ Principal Engineer Singapore 43 18 Science / Technology Master's Degree 5,100.00
    9. Manager Principal Engineer Singapore 43 21 Manufacturing Post Graduate Diploma 4,300.00
    10. Manager Resident Engineer Singapore 43 18 Construction Bachelor's Degree 4,000.00
    11. Manager service engineer Singapore 43 20 Agriculture / Plantations / Aquaculture Bachelor's Degree 3,500.00
    12. Manager engineer Singapore 43 20 Others Bachelor's Degree 2,600.00
    13. Manager Chief Engineer Singapore 42 19 Services Diploma 4,000.00
    14. Manager Site Engineer Singapore 42 20 Construction Post Graduate Diploma 2,300.00
    15. Manager Staff engineer;Section manager of special design Singapore 41 19 Manufacturing Master's Degree 4,225.00
    16. Manager SENIOR DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER Singapore 40 15 IT / Telecommunication Bachelor's Degree 5,075.00
    17. Manager Senior Engineer, Manager Network technology Singapore 38 13 IT / Telecommunication Master's Degree 5,235.00
    18. Manager Staff Engineer Singapore 37 12 Manufacturing Bachelor's Degree 5,400.00
    19. Manager Senior Software Engineer Singapore 36 12 IT / Telecommunication Bachelor's Degree 5,400.00
    20. Manager Staff R&D Mechanical Engineer Singapore 36 10 Manufacturing Master's Degree 4,700.00
    21. Manager Snr Sales and Marketing Engineer Singapore 36 12 Manufacturing Bachelor's Degree 4,500.00
    22. Manager Senior Engineer Singapore 35 9 Construction Master's Degree 2,800.00
    23. Manager Project Engineer Singapore 35 12 Manufacturing Diploma 2,500.00
    24. Manager Civil Engineer/Method Singapore 34 9 Construction Professional Degree 4,450.00
    25. Manager 2nd Engineer Singapore 33 11 Transport / Storage / Freight / Shipping Advanced / Higher / Graduate Diploma 4,500.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    its certainly not a median salary in the construction industry... at least in our company we can higher a whole department with close to a dozen engineers and managers for this amount.....
    Hiazzzz....engineers are cheap.

    Should have studied Law in university....

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    Hiazzzz....engineers are cheap.

    Should have studied Law in university....
    get prepared to be flamed.

    i have engineer friends.they definitely earn higher than 5k.but still dont hit the 5 figure monthly.

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    Where to apply minister job?....

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