Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

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Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby alekaooi » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:27 am

With all the talks flying around (vineyard news of maid salary increase, agencies accused of price-fixing and charged in court, etc), I thought of polling on the actual benefits you're giving to your maid now. It will serve as a more realistic guideline of market rates/benefits in Singapore, and hopefully helpful to employers with maids. Appreciate if you could advise with the following:

1) Nationality (Phil / Indon / Myanmar / etc)
2) Salary per month
3) No. of off days per month (and what are the PH off days, if any)
4) No. of years of work experience in Singapore
5) No. of years with your household
6) Any other benefits
7) If you're keen to provide description of the kind of work she does in your household, feel free to do so.

Thanks!!

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby Happy Chappy » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:18 pm

1 Phil.
2 $500
3 Four ( sundays ) + PH
4. 8yrs
5. 1 yr
6. We cover internet, mrt/bus travel, tv in own room.
7. General care of our house and 3 children - babysitting duties once per week.

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby Eddow » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:54 am

1 Phil.
2 $350
3 Two ( sundays )
4. 1yr 8mth
5. 1yr 8mth
6. Nil
7. General care of our house and 2 children (11 and 12) and cooking.

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby nms1 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:23 pm

1) Phil
2) $450
3) 2 Sundays, no PH except half-day for 1st day of CNY and Christmas Day if she wants
4) 6
5) 6 months
6) Birthday & CNY ang paos
7) General housework, cooking, care of 3 children (3,4 & 7) along with my m-i-l. Middle one is at childcare all day, youngest at childcare in mornings.

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby silverhorse » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:04 am

) Phil
2) $500.
3) Sundays off
4) 7
5) 1year plus
6) Birthday & CNY ang paos & holidays with us
7) General housework, cooking, care of 2 children ( youngest at full day child-care, eldest in P3). She helps to monitor tv time and homework time ( but not the homework part).

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby kiasubox » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:58 pm

wow, I suppose those paying $500 a mth are staying in landed properties?

1) Nationality: Phil
2) Salary per month: $400+$30
3) No. of off days per month: no PH, off day once a week after 6 mth
4) No. of years of work experience in Singapore: Nil
5) No. of years with your household: Just reach last Tue
6) Any other benefits: None
7) Looking after baby, doing housework etc

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby silverhorse » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:36 pm

kiasubox wrote:wow, I suppose those paying $500 a mth are staying in landed properties?

1) Nationality: Phil
2) Salary per month: $400+$30
3) No. of off days per month: no PH, off day once a week after 6 mth
4) No. of years of work experience in Singapore: Nil
5) No. of years with your household: Just reach last Tue
6) Any other benefits: None
7) Looking after baby, doing housework etc


Kiasu Box,
I live in a modest 4-room HDB flat. :) I pay my helper this much cos prior to joining me, she had 7 years of experience here in Singapore. I interviewed her face-to-face and I find her quite good. She's the serious type and so far, its good. She's a good cook and so, let's just say I pay for her experience.

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby carebear » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:34 pm

1) Nationality - Indon
2) Salary per month - $360
3) No. of off days per month- nil (she does not want even i offered her, ok)
4) No. of years of work experience in Singapore - nil
5) No. of years with your household - almost 2 years
6) Any other benefits - can go out after she is done with household chores
7) Scope of job - housekeeping, cooking dinner (once a week no need to cook) ,open door for kids when they return from school, taking care of small pets.

Note : She has agreed to extend her WP with me for the next 2 years, and I will be paying her $420. I did this so that there will be incentive for her to come back after her homeleave to work for me.

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby Adam Ma » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:38 pm

1) Nationality: Phil
2) Salary per month: $600
3) No. of off days per month: 2-4 weeks per year, no normal day of
4) No. of years of work experience in Singapore: 20
5) No. of years with your household: 5
6) Any other benefits: Birthday, CNY
7) Looking after my girl, doing housework etc

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Re: Poll: How much is your maid getting now?

Postby peapot » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:46 pm

1) Nationality: Indo
2) Salary per month: $350
3) No. of off days per month: 1 off day per month
4) No. of years of work experience in Singapore: 4
5) No. of years with your household: almost 2 years
6) Any other benefits: I bought her a hp, she gets to pray 5 times a day. Is this a benefit? Ha.. because I know some employers do not like it.
7) Looking after my girl, house keeping and cooking.

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