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Surgery Average Salaries in Singapore 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
23,400 SGD
( 281,000 SGD yearly)


A person working in Surgery in Singapore typically earns around 23,400 SGD per month. Salaries range from 6,700 SGD (lowest) to 37,700 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries differ drasticly between different Surgery 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
Chief of Surgery35,000 SGD
Oral Surgeon23,600 SGD
Perioperative Aide6,710 SGD
Surgeon24,900 SGD
Surgeon - Burn23,800 SGD
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic32,600 SGD
Surgeon - Heart Transplant35,400 SGD
Surgeon - Neurology30,400 SGD
Surgeon - Orthopedic34,100 SGD
Surgeon - Pediatric27,200 SGD
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive31,400 SGD
Surgeon - Trauma25,100 SGD
Surgical Assistant15,900 SGD
Surgical Instrument Techncian6,350 SGD
Surgical Technologist6,720 SGD

Surgery Jobs Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Surgery

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

  • Salary Range

    The Surgery salaries in Singapore range between 6,700 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 37,700 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,300 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Surgery are earning less than 24,300 SGD while the other half are earning more than 24,300 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 Surgery are earning less than 14,000 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 14,000 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Surgery are earning less than 33,500 SGD while 25% are earning more than 33,500 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

Surgery Salary Forecast and Trend in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Surgery
Average Salary 2016
20,200 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
21,000 SGD
Average Salary 2018+4%
21,700 SGD
Average Salary 2019+4%
22,500 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Surgery 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 4% 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.

Surgery Hourly Average Wage in Singapore

130 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Surgery is 130 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximatly 130 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.

Surgery VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Surgery and Health and Medical monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Surgery, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Surgery salaries are 97% 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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