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Physician Assistant Average Salary in Singapore 2021

How much money does a Physician Assistant make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
12,900 SGD
( 155,000 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Physician Assistant in Singapore typically earns around 12,900 SGD per month. Salaries range from 6,320 SGD (lowest) to 20,100 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Physician Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Physician Assistant Salary Distribution in Singapore

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

  • Salary Range

    Physician Assistant salaries in Singapore range from 6,320 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 20,100 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,100 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physician Assistant(s) are earning less than 13,100 SGD while the other half are earning more than 13,100 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 Physician Assistant(s) are earning less than 8,760 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,760 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Physician Assistant(s) are earning less than 17,000 SGD while 25% are earning more than 17,000 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

Physician Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Physician Assistant
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Physician Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Physician Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,490 SGD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,630 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,300 SGD per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Physician Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 16,500 SGD per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 17,600 SGD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 18,800 SGD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Physician Assistant average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
7,490 SGD
2 - 5 Years+29%
9,630 SGD
5 - 10 Years+38%
13,300 SGD
10 - 15 Years+24%
16,500 SGD
15 - 20 Years+7%
17,600 SGD
20+ Years+7%
18,800 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Physician Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Physician Assistant
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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 Physician Assistant employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

13,200 SGD
12,500 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Physician Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Physician Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Physician Assistant(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 13 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore for the year 2020. 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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Physician Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Physician Assistant
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A Physician Assistant is considered to be a high bonus-based job 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.

17% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 83% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Physician Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

74 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 74 SGD. This means that the average Physician Assistant in Singapore earns approximately 74 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.

Physician Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Physician Assistant and Health and Medical monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Physician Assistant is 35% less than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 57% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Advanced Practice Provider10,400 SGD-19%
Allergist14,500 SGD+12%
Behavioral Health Specialist9,280 SGD-28%
Chiropractor9,870 SGD-23%
Clinical Psychologist25,100 SGD+95%
Correctional Treatment Specialist14,700 SGD+14%
Counseling Psychologist18,400 SGD+43%
Dermatologist25,000 SGD+94%
Dietitian15,300 SGD+19%
Doctor19,800 SGD+54%
Emergency Department Physician17,100 SGD+33%
Exercise Physiologist19,900 SGD+54%
Forensic Pathologist21,500 SGD+67%
General Medical Practitioner15,200 SGD+18%
Genetic Counselor13,400 SGD+4%
Internist25,400 SGD+97%
Interventionist24,300 SGD+89%
Invasive Cardiologist32,200 SGD+150%
Mental Health Therapst13,500 SGD+5%
Naturopathic Physician24,300 SGD+89%
Neurologist24,300 SGD+89%
Neurophysiology Technologist6,980 SGD-46%
Nuclear Medicine Physician20,300 SGD+57%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist22,800 SGD+77%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist11,500 SGD-11%
Ophthalmologist17,500 SGD+36%
Optometrist17,300 SGD+34%
Pediatrician18,700 SGD+45%
Physical Therapist13,600 SGD+6%
Physical Therapy Director15,600 SGD+21%
Physician - Anesthesiology29,000 SGD+120%
Physician - Cardiology30,900 SGD+140%
Physician - CCU17,500 SGD+36%
Physician - Dermatology24,600 SGD+91%
Physician - Emergency Room18,400 SGD+43%
Physician - Endocrinology23,400 SGD+82%
Physician - Family Practice16,200 SGD+26%
Physician - Gastroenterology21,900 SGD+70%
Physician - Generalist17,500 SGD+36%
Physician - Geriatrics15,000 SGD+16%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology20,900 SGD+62%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy23,700 SGD+84%
Physician - Infectious Disease20,200 SGD+57%
Physician - Internal Medicine24,500 SGD+90%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine19,500 SGD+51%
Physician - Nephrology23,800 SGD+85%
Physician - Neurology23,700 SGD+84%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine20,000 SGD+55%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology21,100 SGD+64%
Physician - Occupational Medicine16,200 SGD+26%
Physician - Ophthalmology15,200 SGD+18%
Physician - Otolaryngology15,700 SGD+22%
Physician - Pain Medicine14,600 SGD+13%
Physician - Pathology18,500 SGD+44%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology22,800 SGD+77%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology21,700 SGD+68%
Physician - Pediatrics19,500 SGD+51%
Physician - Physiatry21,200 SGD+64%
Physician - Podiatry19,400 SGD+51%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine15,200 SGD+18%
Physician - Radiation Therapy24,900 SGD+93%
Physician - Radiology24,800 SGD+92%
Physician - Rheumatology21,800 SGD+69%
Physician - Sports Medicine21,500 SGD+67%
Physician - Urology27,700 SGD+110%
Physician Assistant12,900 SGD+0%
Physiotherapist14,300 SGD+11%
Podiatrist14,800 SGD+15%
Preventive Medicine Physician19,700 SGD+53%
Psychiatrist20,800 SGD+61%
Psychololgist20,100 SGD+56%
Psychometrician17,100 SGD+33%
Radiologist21,700 SGD+68%
Registered Respiratory Therapist13,000 SGD+1%
Skin Care Specialist11,700 SGD-9%
Urologist28,600 SGD+120%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist12,800 SGD-1%

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
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