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Dental Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

How much money does a person working in Dental make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
13,500 SGD
( 161,000 SGD yearly)


A person working in Dental in Singapore typically earns around 13,500 SGD per month. Salaries range from 5,660 SGD (lowest) to 24,600 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Dental jobs. 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
Dental Assistant5,250 SGD
Dental Hygienist5,420 SGD
Dental Laboratory Technician6,160 SGD
Dental Receptionist5,590 SGD
Dental Technician5,490 SGD
Dental Therapist9,120 SGD
Dentist18,200 SGD
Endodontist22,300 SGD
Orthodontic Assistant6,720 SGD
Orthodontist23,200 SGD
Periodontist23,000 SGD
Prosthodontist22,300 SGD

Dental Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Dental

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    The Dental salaries in Singapore range between 5,660 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 24,600 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,900 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Dental are earning less than 13,900 SGD while the other half are earning more than 13,900 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 Dental are earning less than 8,780 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,780 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Dental are earning less than 20,400 SGD while 25% are earning more than 20,400 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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Dental Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

How do Dental salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Dental
Average Salary 2016
11,800 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
12,300 SGD
Average Salary 2018+3%
12,700 SGD
Average Salary 2019+3%
13,100 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Dental salaries in Singapore are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Dental Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

78 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Dental is 78 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 78 SGD for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Dental VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dental and Health and Medical monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Dental, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Dental salaries are 13% more than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.
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