Computer Science Salary (2022) | NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT, SUTD

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"Does Computer Science pay well?", "Is Computer Science in demand in Singapore?", "How do I get into Computer Science?" are frequently asked questions, as software engineer salaries increase by as much as 32% in 2021, despite the pandemic.

In this guide, we discuss and compare the salaries of fresh graduates from local universities for computer science (and related) courses from NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT and SUTD.

That is according to the latest 2021 Graduate Employment Survey (GES), jointly conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU). Released on February 2022, GES questioned fresh graduates about their employment status and salary as of November 1, 2021.

Please keep in mind that the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), DigiPen, University of Glasgow and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are still conducting graduate pay surveys, and the numbers used are from 2020 GES. When further information becomes available, we will update this post.

TL;DR: Computer Science pays very well in Singapore!

Pay heed now if you are a fresh university graduate. This article will help you:

  1. Select a university course (50% of the people looking for new opportunities cite higher salary as the top reason)
  2. Benchmark yourself with your peers and cohort
  3. Negotiate your salary when looking for a job
NTU Double Degree in Business and Computing earns $8225 at the 75th percentile!‍

It's crucial to note that this advice isn't a definitive guide to what kind of pay a recent graduate should expect. However, it should still be highly useful in negotiating your wage and in making decisions about your courses and future.

Also Read: Computer Science Salary Trend (39% increase in 3 years) 🚀

Gross monthly salary pertains only to full-time permanently employed graduates. It comprises basic salary, overtime payments, commissions, fixed allowances and other regular cash payments, before deductions of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, lump sum payments, and payments-in-kind are excluded.

NUS Computer Science Salaries

6,897 fresh graduates and 830 follow-up graduates from NUS were surveyed in November 2021 and the overall response rates obtained were 74.6% and 69.4% respectively. Computer science graduates made up a small part of it.

The salary at the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentile for the following degree are:

  • Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science): $5000, $6000, $6900
  • Bachelor of Computing (Information Security): $4305, $5400, $5500
  • Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems): $4500, $5000, $5400
  • Bachelor of Computing (Business Analytics): $4800, $5400, $6125
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering): $4500, $5400, $6200

NTU Computer Science Salaries

5,599 fresh graduates and 114 follow-up graduates from NTU were surveyed in November 2021 and the overall response rates obtained were 75.1% and 78.1% respectively. Computer science graduates made up a small part of it.

The salary at the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentile for the following degree are:

  • Double Degree in Business and Computer Engineering / Computing: $5250, $6300, $8225
  • Computer Science: $4200, $4800, $5450
  • Computer Engineering: $4000, $4500, $5000
  • Information Engineering and Media: $3900, $4200, $4800

SMU Computer Science Salaries

1,914 fresh graduates and 156 follow-up graduates from SMU were surveyed in November 2021 and the overall response rates obtained were 76.3% and 78.8% respectively. Computer science graduates made up a small part of it.

The salary at the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentile for the following degree are:

  • School of Information Systems: $4200, $5000, $5350
  • School of Information Systems (Cum Laude and above): $5000, $5350, $5833

SIT Computer Science Salaries

Note: Figures used were from 2020 GES.

2,172 full-time graduates from SIT were surveyed in Mar 2021 and the overall response rate obtained was 86.6%. Computer science graduates made up a small part of it.

The salary at the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentile for the following degree are:

  • DigiPen - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design: $3500, $4000, $4200
  • DigiPen - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation: $3880, $4200, $4500
  • SIT - Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information & Communications Technology (Information Security): $3600, $4300, $4630
  • SIT - Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information & Communications Technology (Software Engineering): $3600, $4000, $4750
  • University of Glasgow - Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science: $4000, $5000, $5000

SUTD Computer Science Salaries

416 full-time and 82 follow-up graduates from SUTD were surveyed in Feb 2022 and the overall response rates obtained were 82.0% and 78.0% respectively. Computer science graduates made up a small part of it.

The salary at the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentile for the following degree are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science and Design): $4400, $4800, $5414

Before 2021, Bachelor of Engineering Computer Science and Design (CSD) was previously known as Bachelor of Engineering Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD).

Awesome! Where else can I get more salary data?

You can check out how much your fellow software engineers are actually getting paid on NodeFlair Salaries. It is a community-contributed salary data, verified with documents, such as payslips and offer letters. Within a few months since its launch, it already has the largest pool of verified and trustworthy tech salary data in Singapore.

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