Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: PSDWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQs1. What is the Speaker’s annual salary? What is the Deputy Speaker’s annual allowance? What are the components? The salary of a full-time Speaker is pegged to the MR4 benchmark and structured as a 14-month package, i.e. it includes the 13th month bonus and Annual Variable Component (AVC) but excludes Performance Bonus and National Bonus. The allowance of a full-time Deputy Speaker is pegged to 15% of a full-time Speaker. Parliament currently applies a 50% discount to both positions as they are not full-time positions. This means that the Speaker’s annual salary package will be $550,000, a 53% cut from the 2010 salary, while the annual allowance of the Deputy Speaker will be $82,500, a 15% drop from the 2010 allowance.The pension scheme has been removed for the Speaker with effect from 21 May 2011.The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are on the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) scheme and receive no perks. The Speaker is accorded the use of an official car that is subject to tax. 2. How are starting salaries determined in the Public Service? Your starting salary would be determined based on: - Your credentials (such as your work experience and skills) - The demands of the job (such as the type of work and scheme of service that you are appointed to) - The prevailing labour market condition 3. Does the Singapore Public Service employ non-Singaporeans? Yes, non-Singaporeans can apply and be considered for jobs in the Public Service. Generally, they are hired for non-sensitive positions that are operational in nature or where the skills required are in shortage. 4. How much and what components of Civil Service salaries are variable? The Singapore Civil Service has a flexible wage system that comprises fixed and variable components in an officer’s monthly and annual salaries. This allows the government to respond appropriately to economic and market conditions, and link pay to performance. The Annual Variable Component (AVC), Merit Increment (MI) and Performance Bonus (PB) are examples of variable salary components. 5. What is the Prime Minister’s annual salary? What are the components? The Prime Minister receives a total annual salary package (inclusive of 13th month bonus, Annual Variable Component and National Bonus) that is twice the MR4 benchmark, or $2.2m, which represents a reduction of 36% from 2010 levels. As there is no one to decide on the annual performance bonus for the PM, the PM’s bonus will be based only on the National Bonus. Pensions for political appointment holders, including the Prime Minister, has been removed with effect from 21 May 2011. The Prime Minister is on the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) scheme. He is accorded the use of an official car that is subject to tax, and receive no perks. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.