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Old 05-07-2008, 06:59 PM
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This is the 2008 edition of my annual list of the top 100 jobs in terms of pay (see last year's edition).

This list is compiled based on data from MOM Occupational Wages Survey, which is published as part of the Report on Wages in Singapore 2007.

As with previous years, the MOM survey does not capture performance bonuses, profit sharing and stock options.

To generate the list, I looked at the third-quartile monthly gross wages of the selected jobs published. Explanation: if you're at the third-quartile, or 75th-percentile, your pay is higher than 75% of the people.

Here's the top 100 best-paying jobs:
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- Specialised surgeon - $30,755
- Managing director - $24,472
- General surgeon - $17,872
- Commodities futures broker - $17,464
- General manager - $16,667
- Company director - $15,513
- Creative director (Advertising) - $13,000
- Legal service manager - $12,318
- Foreign exchange dealer and broker - $11,095
- Operations manager (Finance) - $9,808
- Legal officer - $9,790
- Risk management manager - $9,600
- Research and development manager - $9,385
- Computer operations and network manager - $9,300
- Training manager - $9,000
- Computer and information systems manager - $8,930
- Ship-master - $8,671
- Technical manager - $8,595
- Financial futures dealer and broker - $8,447
- Personnel / Human resource manager - $8,420
- Business development manager - $8,290
- Corporate planning manager - $8,290
- Fund manager - $8,125
- Treasury manager - $8,079
- Budgeting and financial accounting manager - $8,000
- Marketing manager - $8,000
- Power generation and distribution engineer - $7,848
- Engineering manager - $7,819
- Chemical engineer (Petroleum) - $7,678
- Manufacturing plant and production manager - $7,645
- Chemical engineer (Petrochemicals) - $7,547
- Advertising and public relations manager - $7,533
- Advocate and solicitor - $7,500
- Operations research analyst - $7,500
- Business management consultant - $7,437
- Procurement manager - $7,416
- Lawyer (except advocate and solicitor) - $7,400
- Quality assurance manager - $7,263
- Customer service manager - $7,142
- Sales manager - $7,100
- Logistics manager - $7,050
- Operations manager (Commerce) - $6,862
- Chemical engineering technician (Petroleum) - $6,696
- Automation engineer - $6,680
- Instrumentation engineer - $6,616
- Book editor - $6,538
- Surveyor - $6,523
- Industrial health, safety and environment engineer - $6,503
- Building architect - $6,500
- Transport operations manager - $6,400
- Editor (Newspapers and periodicals) - $6,369
- Marine superintendent engineer - $6,340
- Audio and video equipment engineer - $6,307
- Premises maintenance manager - $6,304
- Personal banker - $6,250
- Chemist - $6,241
- Electrical engineering technician (High voltage) - $6,225
- Business analyst - $6,205
- General physician - $6,173
- Administration manager - $6,150
- Financial analyst - $6,000
- Securities dealer and broker - $5,750
- Shipping manager - $5,721
- Building and construction project manager - $5,720
- Property / Estate manager - $5,715
- Physicist - $5,700
- Editor (Radio, television and video) - $5,658
- Information technology security specialist - $5,646
- Advertising copywriter - $5,600
- Director (Stage, film, television and radio) - $5,512
- Automotive engineer - $5,500
- Naval architect - $5,480
- Chemical engineering technician (Petrochemicals) - $5,424
- Chinese physician - $5,316
- Financial planner - $5,283
- Aeronautical engineer - $5,242
- Chemical engineer (General) - $5,187
- Broadcasting operations technician - $5,178
- Market research analyst - $5,174
- Producer / Director of commercials - $5,150
- Manufacturing engineer - $5,137
- Systems programmer - $5,111
- Actuary - $5,100
- Production engineer - $5,091
- Sales representative (Technicial) - $5,089
- Database administrator - $5,080
- Semi-conductor engineer - $5,035
- Mechanical engineer - $5,000
- Ship rigger - $4,933
- Systems designer and analyst - $4,914
- Network systems and data communication analyst - $4,894
- Sales representative (Medical and pharmaceutical products) - $4,857
- Flight operations officer - $4,801
- Civil engineer - $4,746
- Script writer - $4,740
- Warehousing manager - $4,706
- Materials engineer - $4,689
- Electrical engineer - $4,665
- Credit analyst - $4,631
- Electronics engineer - $4,615
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:39 AM
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Oh, seems that the min has gone up lol

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Old 06-07-2008, 08:26 AM
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Did anybody watch the Untold Wealth program on CNBC yesterday? The highest paying type of surgeon is neurosurgeon. In the US, the top Neurosurgeons earn about USD20+m/year.

The top hedge funds guys? Close to USD900m/year :-) Recession be damned, they say.

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I really wonder when will that bubble burst......
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:03 PM
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To paint a more accurate picture, I feel that the MOM figures should take into considerations of the bonus and benefits received. After all, it does have access to these information via IRAS.
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Yes, if the information includes only monthly wages, that is not very accurate as probably 1/3 of their annual package is tied in to bonuses.
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Yes untold wealth is a darn good programme. Simply enjoyed watching it. But I thought they mentioned top neurosurgeon earns like US$2.7m a year ? Top Hedge fund managers earn like US$877m. Clarify me if I remembered wrongly. haha.
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@The Trader: I think it was 22m leh. But not sure lah, maybe wrong also. But yeah, very good programme right. Makes you wonder what the heck are you doing with your day job :-)
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Why is a teaching career not mentioned as one of the top 100 best-paying jobs? Or is it not even one?
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Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Kindly share with me the above figure is based on how many years of experience?

What can a production engineer earn for 1.5 yrs experience?

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