Singapore’s economy is a world leader in many respects. However, one aspect for improvement is gender wage equality, which actually widened in 2018. In this study, we used data from the Ministry of Manpower and other publicly available sources in order to try to better understand Singapore’s gender wage gap.

Study Highlights Singapore’s gender wage gap increased in 2018, with the median monthly wage for women representing 88% of men’s in the country (91% in 2017) The gap was widest in the health & social services (62%), manufacturing (77%), accommodation & food services (78%), information & communications (79%) and financial & insurance services (80%) industries, while it grew most significantly in real estate services and health & social services in 2018 Positive trends include a narrowing in the part-time workers gender wage gap and increased female representation on the boards of public companies The Overall Gender