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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
19,900 SGD
( 238,000 SGD yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in Singapore typically earns around 19,900 SGD per month. Salaries range from 7,290 SGD (lowest average) to 33,500 SGD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Doctor / Physician careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advanced Nutrition Aide11,100 SGD
Advanced Practice Provider10,400 SGD
Allergist14,500 SGD
Behavioral Health Specialist9,280 SGD
Chiropractor9,870 SGD
Clinical Psychologist25,100 SGD
Correctional Treatment Specialist14,700 SGD
Counseling Psychologist18,400 SGD
Dermatologist25,000 SGD
Dietitian15,300 SGD
Doctor19,800 SGD
Emergency Department Physician17,100 SGD
Exercise Physiologist19,900 SGD
Forensic Pathologist21,500 SGD
General Medical Practitioner15,200 SGD
Genetic Counselor13,400 SGD
Internist25,400 SGD
Interventionist24,300 SGD
Invasive Cardiologist32,200 SGD
Mental Health Therapst13,500 SGD
Naturopathic Physician24,300 SGD
Neurologist24,300 SGD
Neurophysiology Technologist6,980 SGD
Nuclear Medicine Physician20,300 SGD
Obstetrician / Gynecologist22,800 SGD
Occupational Health Safety Specialist11,500 SGD
Ophthalmologist17,500 SGD
Optometrist17,300 SGD
Pediatrician18,700 SGD
Physical Therapist13,600 SGD
Physical Therapy Director15,600 SGD
Physician - Anesthesiology29,000 SGD
Physician - Cardiology30,900 SGD
Physician - CCU17,500 SGD
Physician - Dermatology24,600 SGD
Physician - Emergency Room18,400 SGD
Physician - Endocrinology23,400 SGD
Physician - Family Practice16,200 SGD
Physician - Gastroenterology21,900 SGD
Physician - Generalist17,500 SGD
Physician - Geriatrics15,000 SGD
Physician - Hematology / Oncology20,900 SGD
Physician - Immunology / Allergy23,700 SGD
Physician - Infectious Disease20,200 SGD
Physician - Internal Medicine24,500 SGD
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine19,500 SGD
Physician - Nephrology23,800 SGD
Physician - Neurology23,700 SGD
Physician - Nuclear Medicine20,000 SGD
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology21,100 SGD
Physician - Occupational Medicine16,200 SGD
Physician - Ophthalmology15,200 SGD
Physician - Otolaryngology15,700 SGD
Physician - Pain Medicine14,600 SGD
Physician - Pathology18,500 SGD
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology22,800 SGD
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology21,700 SGD
Physician - Pediatrics19,500 SGD
Physician - Physiatry21,200 SGD
Physician - Podiatry19,400 SGD
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine15,200 SGD
Physician - Radiation Therapy24,900 SGD
Physician - Radiology24,800 SGD
Physician - Rheumatology21,800 SGD
Physician - Sports Medicine21,500 SGD
Physician - Urology27,700 SGD
Physician Assistant12,900 SGD
Physiotherapist14,300 SGD
Podiatrist14,800 SGD
Preventive Medicine Physician19,700 SGD
Psychiatrist20,800 SGD
Psychololgist20,100 SGD
Psychometrician17,100 SGD
Radiologist21,700 SGD
Registered Respiratory Therapist13,000 SGD
Skin Care Specialist11,700 SGD
Urologist28,600 SGD
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist12,800 SGD

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Doctor / Physician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in Singapore range from 7,290 SGD per month (minimum average salary) to 33,500 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,300 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 18,300 SGD while the other half are earning more than 18,300 SGD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 11,500 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,500 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 23,800 SGD while 25% are earning more than 23,800 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Doctor / Physician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Doctor / Physician
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Singapore who work in Doctor / Physician earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

20,300 SGD
19,400 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore
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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Doctor / Physician professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Doctor / Physician

Doctor / Physician professionals in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore Doctor / Physician
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Singapore / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Singapore is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Doctor / Physician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Doctor / Physician
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Doctor / Physician is considered to be a high bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

25% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 75% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

110 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 110 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximately 110 SGD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Doctor / Physician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Doctor / Physician and Health and Medical monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Doctor / Physician is 57% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,270 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,670 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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