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Best companies to work for in Singapore 2019: Best for salary

Sally Fox

A good employer can change your life. Whether they offer amazing salaries, impressive benefits, a good work-life balance or a gorgeous working environment, we spend half our lives at work so it’s worth finding a role we’re happy in.

In this series, we delve into the best employers in Singapore across three categories: salary, work-life balance, and welfare. We’ll let you in on Singapore’s best employers, as ranked by those in the know: employees themselves. Using data from the HR Asia Awards 2019 Singapore Edition and information from Glassdoor, we’ll make sure you’re networking with the right people to transform not only your work life but your home life as well.

First up: the best salaries in Singapore. Because ultimately the size of your pay packet is a huge contributing factor to how happy (or not) you are in your job. Maybe you’re currently being undervalued and underpaid, fear not, check out our list of the best salaries in Singapore and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.



SAS Institute Pte Ltd, a well-known firm in the IT industry that provides management of computer facilities. A market leader in terms of employee rating and in particular salary provision, they are the benchmark for where other companies want to be. Workers recommend a pleasant working environment and excellent salaries.

Employing over 10,000 people around the world, SAS’s office in Singapore is renowned for being one of the best places to work in the IT industry. They offer impressive benefits including astounding sick pay, meaning you won’t have to worry next time you need a day off for the flu.

Randy Goh, the managing director’s mantra is “Our assets are our employees.” And it is this that inspires him to remunerate his staff in such a notable way.



Swarovski Singapore Trading Pte Ltd, the iconic jewellery brand with origins in Austria, is ranked as one of the best employers in Singapore for salary. Founded in 1895, the company knows that its strength lies in its staff, and pays them accordingly.

With over 2800 stores across 170 countries, staffed by 27,000 happy employees, the Singapore branch is no exception.

As well as impressive salaries, from store assistants right through to senior management, there is a position to suit every level of experience. As a bonus, all employees receive a 60% discount from the company’s glittering products.



Titansoft Pte Ltd lives by the slogan “Never stop improving” and this certainly seems to apply to their salaries. A relatively small company compared to the others on this list, with only 200 employees, the company develops software solutions for global customers.

They prize top-quality technology, transparent processes and specialised skills meaning their talent is some of the highest paid in the industry.

Located in Chinatown, employees value the excellent salary as well as the good work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours, not to mention the proximity of Chinese food come lunchtime. We can highly recommend a move to Titansoft if you value small, inclusive work environments, plenty of responsibility and room to grow in return for a hefty pay packet.



Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd is a software company based in Singapore with better than average salaries for employees. Whether you’re a software engineer or a database administrator, you are sure to be remunerated generously for your time.

An American company, Oracle is famous for cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. Their 400,000 customers rely on the talented staff to satisfy their technology needs in a manner that is flexible, secure and scalable.

Oracle promises to offer employees inclusivity, diversity, and sustainability – and this ethos is reflected in the unusually high salaries reported by employees.

It’s true that Oracle has a work hard play hard attitude, but if you’re willing to put in the work, Oracle will more than reward you at the end of the month.



Arrow Electronics Asia (S) Pte Ltd receives remarkable reviews across job review sites Glassdoor and Indeed. And with roles ranging from shipping clerk and warehouse worker up to application developer and intelligence developer, there is a role for every niche. Scaling dizzying sums for the top jobs, this is a company that is guaranteed to pay well if you bring talent and hard work to the table.

An enormous operation, Arrow dabbles in everything including cars, coffee makers, cruise missiles, handheld electronics, video games, and household appliances. Their one rule? It’s got to be something that takes a charge.

This Fortune 500 company makes $26.6 billion per year, so it’s only right that the employees see some of the action. Reporting consistent year on year growth, this is the company to go for if you value job security and like the smell of success.

But what do the employees say? We hear that it’s a dynamic and fun working environment, with good management and a positive work ethic. Staff retention is impressive which we think is always a sign of a happy workplace with well-cared-for staff. The perfect place to begin your career or to challenge yourself as an established worker in the market, Arrow is sure to recognise your potential and pay you accordingly.

Armed with the knowledge of the best salaries in Singapore, we hope you’ll feel confident to head out in search of a new job with a stellar salary or even ask for a raise at your current employer.

(By Sally Fox)

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