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 Careers@GovSalaries 1. 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 2. How does the Civil Service ensure that pay is linked to performance? Salary components such as merit increments and performance bonuses are tied to an officer’s assessed performance. Officers who are assessed to have performed better than their peers will receive higher merit increments and performance bonuses. This ensures that officers’ salaries are commensurate with their contributions and abilities. 3. 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. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.