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Security PWM in Singapore: What you need to know

Security PWM in Singapore: What you need to know

From 1 January 2024, the Security PWM will include a two-year wage increase schedule for in-house security officers, as well as outsourced security officers who will be paid at an hourly rate.

The Singapore Government has accepted the Security Tripartite Cluster’s (STC) latest suggestions regarding the Security Progressive Wage Model (PWM), according to a joint press release by the Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Home Affairs.

From 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025, the Security PWM will include a two-year wage increase schedule for in-house security officers, as well as outsourced security officers who will be paid at an hourly rate.

Here is what you need to know about the respective schedules of wage increases:

In-house security officer

A separate wage ladder for in-house security officers will help to better account for the difference in working hours and compensation structure between them and outsourced security officers. Further, the revised wage schedule will benefit at least 2,200 full-time lower-wage workers in the in-house security sector.

All amounts are in SGD.

Designation1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 20241 Jan 2025 – 31 Dec 2025% increase from 2024 to 2025
Security officer$2,175$2,3156.4%
Senior security officer$2,375$2,5155.9%
Security supervisor$2,605$2,7455.4%
Senior security supervisor*---

 

As noted, the STC has recommended that senior security supervisors' wages be left to market forces as their wages are usually above the bottom 20th wage percentile. 

Part-times rates for outsourced security officers

Hourly rates for outsourced security officers will provide clarity for ad-hoc & part-time work arrangements.

All amounts are in SGD.

Designation1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 20241 Jan 2025 – 31 Dec 2025
Security officer$10.10$10.95
Senior security officer$11.25$12.10
Security supervisor$12.40$13.25
Senior security supervisor$13.55$14.40

 

Full details on the PWM and recommendations can be found here.


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