Despite the tough economic times and slump in hiring intentions, HR directors in Singapore can still expect to take home a rather hefty paycheck.

The latest Singapore salary guide released by Adecco found that HR directors with either a diploma or degree and a minimum of five years of experience can demand a salary of between $10,000 and $25,000 per month.

The salary guide also revealed the remuneration HR professionals in various roles can expect as well as the level of education and years of experience needed to obtain these salaries.

These roles are:

HR director Salary (per month): $10,000-$25,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

HR manager Salary (per month): $6,500-$12,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Compensation and benefits manager Salary (per month): $6,000-$12,000 Education level: degree with specialist diploma in compensation and benefits Years of experience: 5 years and up

Learning and development manager Salary (per month): $6,000-$12,000 Education level: degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

HR business partner Salary (per month): $6,000-$10,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Payroll manager Salary (per month): $5,000-$8,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Talent acquisition specialist Salary (per month): $4,500-$12,000 / $2,200-$4,500 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up / up to 5 years

Senior HR executive | HR executive Salary (per month): $3,200-$4,500 | $3,000-$4,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up | up to 5 years

Learning and development executive Salary (per month): $3,000-$4,500 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: up to 5 years

Payroll executive Salary (per month): $3,000-$4,500 | $1,800-$3,200 Education level: O’ level or ’A’ level or diploma Years of experience: 5 years and up | up to 5 years

HR assistant Salary (per month): $1,800-$3,000 Education level: ‘O’ level or ’A’ level or diploma Years of experience: up to 5 years

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Additionally, the report also shed light on the highest paying roles in each of the 11 sectors covered. They are:

Administration and office support Executive assistant / secretary Salary (per month): $4,500-$8,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Human Resources HR director Salary (per month): $10,000-$25,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Accounting and finance Financial controller / director Salary (per month): $9,000-$25,000 Education level: degree or CPA Years of experience: 5 years and up

Sales and account management Sales GM / head of sales / sales director / business development director Salary (per month): $12,000-$20,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Customer service Customer service / call centre manager Salary (per month): $4,500-$8,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Marketing and communications Market research / consumer insights director Salary (per month): $13,500-$20,000 Education level: bachelor’s or master’s degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Engineering and technical Project manager Salary (per month): $9,000-$16,000 | $5,000-$9,000 Education level: degree in engineering Years of experience: 5 years and up | up to 5 years

Information technology IT security manager Salary (per month): $9,000-$17,000 Education level: bachelor’s degree in computer science / IT / master's degree in science Years of experience: 5 years and up

Retail and events Store manager Salary (per month): $5,500-$8,000 | $4,000-$5,000 Education level: 'O' level or diploma Years of experience: 5 years and up | up to 5 years

Logistics and supply chain Procurement manager  Salary (per month): $4,000-$9,000 Education level: diploma or degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Banking (back office) Treasury operations VP | SVP / director Salary (per month): $9,500-$17,000 | $13,000-$20,000 Education level: bachelor's or master's degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Corporate actions VP | SVP / director Salary (per month): $9,500-$17,000 | $13,000-$20,000 Education level: bachelor's or master's degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Banking (middle office) Market risk VP | SVP / director Salary (per month): $12,000-$15,000 | $15,000-$25,000 Education level: bachelor's or master's degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

Banking (front office) Investment banking VP | SVP / director Salary (per month): $10,000-$16,000 | $16,000-$25,000 Education level: bachelor's or master's degree Years of experience: 5 years and up

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