Singapore – Definition of Ordinary Wage & Additional Wage

There is also a small blurb on the payslip describing Ordinary and Additional wages.

Here’s what it means:

Ordinary Wages – are wages due or granted in respect of employment and include allowances (e.g. food allowance and overtime payments) earned by an employee in the month and payable before the due date for payment of CPF contributions for that month.

Additional Wages are wage supplements which are not granted wholly and exclusively for the month, such as annual bonus and leave pay. These and other incentive payments may be made at intervals.

We hope this helped you understand the meaning of Ordinary Wages and Additional Wages.

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