Employers are reminded that the Singaporean government will increase its monthly minimum salary for S pass holders in September.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Sept. 1, 2023, the monthly minimum salary for new S pass applicants will increase to 3,150 SGD (about US$2,322). The monthly minimum salary for new S pass applicants in the financial sector will rise to 3,650 SGD.
  • The increase in monthly minimum salary will apply to S pass renewal cases beginning Sept. 1, 2024.

Additional Information: S pass levies for Tier 1 companies will increase to 550 SGD; Tier 2 levies will remain at 650 SGD.

BAL Analysis: Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs because of the new minimum wage. Employers should take the new wage minimums into account when planning their budgets.

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