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Old 12-07-2011, 12:14 AM
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Hi all
I have an interview lined up and I am trying to find salary rates for product designers or industrial designer in Singapore without any success, I suppose this is a small industry there.

I am an European product designer with 6 years of consultancy and corporate experience.
I have a dissent portfolio and slightly above the average skills for someone with 6y experience.


Product design salaries in UK are similar to Engineering Design salaries, so I am looking for info on either of those professions.


I would really appreciate if someone could share any info. Please write salary, years of experience and job title if possible.

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Based on your description of your portfolio level and experience, if it is an MNC you are going to work for, I'll ask for between 6000 - 8000 / mth. If it is a local consultancy, ask for between 4000 - 7000.

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Hi thanks for the response. It is an MNC. The salary range you describe might be marginally higher than in UK. Good to know.

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Hi thanks for the response. It is an MNC. The salary range you describe might be marginally higher than in UK. Good to know.
Why are salaries in UK so low?
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Salaries in UK vary from town to town and are usually higher in expensive cities. I used to work outside Portsmouth (South UK) where you could have a 1 bedroom flat, car, relaxed life style and some bank savings with a salary of £2500 per month (4900 SGD).

So I suppose they are lower in some areas in UK because of the cost of living and hordes of unemployed designers to choose from :-)


I know it is purely subjective, but how much does a young couple have to spend in Singapore per month for:

1 bedroom Flat in a middle class neighbourhood, bills and conservative life style, eating out only during weekend? Basically how much does the average middle class couple without kids need?
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rental: 2000+
overhead bills: (eletricity+water+tel+internet+tv groceries etc) 1000+
food: 1000+ (very very simple meal unless you like to cook every day)
transport: car 1500 to maintain a 1.5L 2nd hand car or 3-400 if you use public transport(no taxi pls)
Others: 500 - 1000

This is the amount of $ you need to maintain a simple lifestyle in singapore, and I am not mentioning middle class.


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Salary $27,914 - $63,790
Bonus $194.73 - $5,156
Profit Sharing $487.22 - $9,899

for more details visit: Web Designer | Singapore Leading Web Design Company
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Based on your description of your portfolio level and experience, if it is an MNC you are going to work for, I'll ask for between 6000 - 8000 / mth. If it is a local consultancy, ask for between 4000 - 7000.
6k - 8k sounds a little too high even for a MNC. I would say that most MNCs should pay at around 5.5k - 6.5k based on your 6 years experience. Of course if you have a fantastic portfolio, that's another thing, but I seriously doubt any MNC will offer 8k unless you are exceptional.
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Salary $27,914 - $63,790
Bonus $194.73 - $5,156
Profit Sharing $487.22 - $9,899

for more details visit: Web Designer | Singapore Leading Web Design Company
a web design company with a horrible looking website from the 80s.
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which is why they really need a web designer.
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