Beginning on 1 September 2022, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the standard of qualifying salaries and levies for E Pass holders. This is to ensure the quality of E Pass holders to become the top one-third of our local Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) workforce.
Changes to E Pass qualifying salaries
Older candidates will require a higher salary to qualify. As well as the financial services sector due to higher wage norms.
The change in minimum qualifying salary for E Pass applications and renewals is shown below:
- New applications from 1 September 2022
- Renewals from 1 September 2023
|Sectors||Current minimum qualifying salary||New minimum qualifying salary|
|All (Exclude financial Services)||$4,500 |
Increases with age, up to $8,400 for those in mid-40s.
Increases with age, up to $10,500 for those in mid-40s.
|Financial Services||$5,000 |
Increases with age, up to $9,300 for those in mid-40s.
Increases with age, up to $11,500 for those in mid-40s.