Business Times reported today that there have been signs of strong hiring in certain high-growth sectors.
Among the industry sectors cited are: financial services (i.e. banking and finance), engineering and technical, call centres, life sciences, and healthcare.
The BT report is based on information from Kelly Services’ Singapore Salary Guide 2007, which provided minimum and maximum salary data for various positions in 9 sectors.
According to the Kelly report, a senior secretary in the Banking and Finance sector commands up to $6,000 in monthly pay, a forex dealer $5,000, securities dealer $6,000, accountant $6,500, and finance manager $8,500.
In the Call Centre sector, a call centre head gets up to $10,000 per month, while a team leader $6,000.
In the Engineering and Technical sector, an engineering director/manager with more than 10 years of experience can expect a maxium of $15,000, a procurement manager $12,000, a lead engineer $8,000, a program manager $8,000, and a project manager $7,000. Apparently, these numbers apply to people working for MNCs.
In the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector, a regional director commands $15,000, while a laboratory manager takes in $7,000.
A HR manager with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect up to $8,000.
For the Information Technology sector, an IT manager with 5 to 10 years of experience and a project manager with 4 years of experience can command up to $10,000 per month. A pre-sales consultant and sales manager can take home $8,000 and $10,000 respectively, before commissions.
Do these numbers seem a little inflated?