These are the figures for 2011 Civil Service Salary Range
Job grade: MX9 (Superscale)
Job title: Deputy Director, Director
Pay scale: S$10,580 – S$14,550 / S$14,551 – S$16,540
Job grade: MX10
Job title: Assistant Director, Deputy Director
Pay scale: S$6,350 – S$9,050 / S$9,051 – S$10,400
Job grade: MX11
Job title: Manager, Assistant Director
Pay scale: S$4,100 – S$6,160 / S$6,161 – S$7,190
Job grade: MX12
Job title: Assistant Manager, Manager
Pay scale: S$2,550 – S$5,130
Job grade: MX13
Job title: Management Executive
Pay scale: up to S$2,800 for fresh graduates
The salary ranges indicate the basic monthly wages that a civil servant may earn, and the figures exclude the potential value of civil service bonuses. Based on past newspaper reports, bonuses for an average civil servant could range from more than 2 months to 4 months inclusive of AWS (annual wage supplement), depending on the performance of the economy and individual performance.
In 2012, there was a pay revision of around 10% for MX12 and MX13, and 5% for MX10 and MX11.
In August 2014, it was announced that most civil servants would get a pay raise of around 5%.
In 2015 (Singapore's jubilee year), civil servants also received a once off SG50 bonus of $500.
Mid-Year Bonus as announced by PSD
2016 - 0.45 months
2015 - 0.5 months
2014 - 0.5 months
Career Progression (non-scholars)
Promotion is based on both performance as well as potential. During every annual appraisal, supervisors would grade their employees based on both performance as well as potential. Word on the street is that performance ranking is according to certain bands and one would usually need two "Bs" to get promoted. Performance grade also determines the performance bonus one gets. A higher performance grade gives you a higher performance bonus.
A fresh graduate usually enters in at MX13 pay scale.
Promotion from a MX13 to MX12 is usually after one year of service. A typical officer can then be expected to be promoted to MX11 after two years (though some might take a little longer).
There are usually no managerial responsibilities for a MX11 officer. Promotion to MX10 is slightly more difficult and is dependent on performance as well as potential. A MX10 officer will usually have managerial responsibilities.
Most non-scholar civil servants can expect to end their careers at the MX10 or even MX9 pay scale.
Video below by Lim Swee Say on why Civil Servants need not be ashamed of drawing a high salary: