Use EOR to hire compliantly in Singapore

Looking to hire and employ workers in Singapore? Choose an Employer of Record (EOR) to carry out all tasks, from onboarding to exit, efficiently and without any hassles.

Starting at US $300/employee/month

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Employment & hiring statistics in Singapore


Salary payment currency


Contract language


Working hours per week


Min. hourly salary

7.75% - 17.25%

Employer cost


Bank holidays per year

1st Jan - 31st Dec

Tax cycle


Employee tax

Hire effortlessly in Singapore with EOR

Starting at US $300/employee/month

The all-in-one guide to hiring in

Contracts & Agreements

Compensation & Benefits

Taxes & Costs

Termination & Severance

Contracts & Agreements

Employment contracts in Singapore should be clear and strongly written. Common clauses for employer protection include intellectual property and confidentiality as well as a job description. The 2 main types of contracts in Singapore are:

Permanent Contracts

Permanent contracts offer a long-term employment relationship where the employee is hired on a permanent basis, subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the contract.

Fixed-term Agreement

Contracts that define a fixed number of months or years of employment are known as fixed-term contracts. These contracts are commonly used for project-based work, seasonal employment, or temporary staff hiring.
With An EOR solution, your employees sign a legal contract with the Employer Of Record while they share a normal working relationship with you.

Compensation & Benefits

Minimum Pay

Singapore has no minimum wage laws or regulations as it prefers to allow businesses and workers to negotiate based on individual experience and market demand.
In some industries, Singapore has introduced Progressive Wage Models (PWM) to benchmark salaries according to skills and provide a clear career path.

Payout Cycle

The standard payroll cycle in Singapore is monthly and salary is typically paid at the end of the month.

Working Hours

The standard workweek in Singapore is of 44 hours, with a maximum of 8 hours of work per day. Lunch breaks of at least 30 minutes are mandatory.

Guaranteed Benefits

Ask us for a Salary Benchmark for your EOR worker.

Find out how Employer of Record (EOR) can help you make your first hire in Singapore

Taxes & Costs

Tax for Employees

Income tax is applied to an employee’s salary, according to the following structure:
Taxable income band (SGD) National income tax rate
0 - 20000
No tax
20000 - 30000
30000 - 40000
40000 - 80000
80000 - 120000
120000 - 160000
160000 - 200000
200000 - 240000
240000 - 280000
280000 - 320000
320000 & above

Employer Cost

Employers in Singapore must contribute to Central Provident fund depending on the age of the employee. Additionally, they must also pay a Skills Development Levy (SDL) up to 0.25%, with a minimum contribution of $2 for an employee earning less than $800 a month and a maximum contribution of $11.25 for an employee earning more than $4,500 a month.
Here is the CPF contribution structure:
Employees age (years) Contribution by employer (% of wage)
55 & below
55 - 60
60 - 65
65 - 70
Above 70
Ask us for a Gross to Net simulation or a Total Employment Cost calculation for your EOR worker.


Every employee working in Singapore is provided different types of leaves throughout the year. These include:

Annual Leave

All employees are entitled to 7-14 days of paid annual leave depending upon the number of years they’ve been working for an organization.
Year of service Annual Leave Entitlement (Days)
8 and above

Sick Leave

After 6 months of employment, an employee gets 14 days of paid sick leaves per annum. If hospitalisation is required, 60 days are granted to an employee. Employers should be informed about the sick leave within 48 hours.

Parental Leave

Working mothers in Singapore are entitled to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. Working fathers are entitled to 2 weeks of paid paternity leave.
In addition to these leaves, employees are granted Bereavement Leave, Marriage Leave, Voting Day Leave, and more. For a full list of leaves and public holidays that your new hire in Singapore is entitled to, talk to one of our experts .

Termination & Severance


Employers in Singapore may terminate an employee's contract for different reasons like:
One month’s termination notice – from both the employee and employer – is normally agreed upon in the contract.

Severance Pay

When an employee is terminated after two years of employment, he or she may receive a retrenchment benefit. Any entitlement amount is usually specified in the employment agreement and typically ranges from 2 to 4 weeks' pay for each year of employment. For those with less than 2 years service, or no specific clause in their employment agreement, an ex-gratia payment may be made by an employer out of goodwill.

Ready to expand your business across multiple countries in the APAC region?​

Why choose an Employer Of Record (EOR)
in Singapore?

An Employer Of Record (EOR) solution is relevant for multiple use cases:

Why trust BGC as your Employer Of Record (EOR)?

Industry Expertise

Since 2005, BGC has an extensive experience and proven track record of earning the trust of numerous clients.

Technology Leverage

Streamline operations with advanced technology which result in quicker time to onboard and pay.

Cost-effective pricing

Transparent and affordable monthly pricing that allows you to scale your workforce without any hassles.

Talk to us and make hiring in APAC a breeze!

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