What is the minimum salary that a PEP holder needs to earn annually in Singapore?

Before 1 December 2012, all PEP holders are required to earn a minimum annual fixed salary of S$34,000.

After which, the new salary thresholds apply. With effect from 1 December 2012, and in a bid to maintain the quality of foreign talent as well as to ensure that the PEP remains as the employment visa for high-calibre talent, the eligibility requirements of the PEP has been refined.

The following candidates are eligible to apply for the PEP w.e.f. 1 December 2012:

  • P1 Pass holders who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$12,000;
  • Overseas applicants who are not unemployed for longer than 6 consecutive months and whose last drawn fixed monthly salary was at least S$18,000;
  • Applicants who earn a minimum annual fixed salary worth S$144,000.