A person working as a Dietitian in Singapore typically earns around 17,600 SGD per month. Salaries range from 8,110 SGD (lowest) to 28,000 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dietitian salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Dietitian salaries in Singapore range from 8,110 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 28,000 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 19,000 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dietitian(s) are earning less than 19,000 SGD while the other half are earning more than 19,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Dietitian(s) are earning less than 12,200 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 12,200 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Dietitian(s) are earning less than 25,400 SGD while 25% are earning more than 25,400 SGD.
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
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 Dietitian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Dietitian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 9,210 SGD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,300 SGD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 18,200 SGD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Dietitian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 22,200 SGD per month, 22% 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 24,100 SGD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 26,100 SGD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Dietitian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Dietitian is 10,500 SGD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 16,500 SGD per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 27,600 SGD per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,600 Singapore Dollar(s) to 128,000 Singapore Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Dietitian employees in Singapore earn 8% more than their female counterparts.
Dietitian(s) 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.
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.
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
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.
A Dietitian 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.
12% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 88% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Dietitian employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Dietitian salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Dietitian is 11% less than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 67% more than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advanced Nutrition Aide||8,260 SGD||-53%|
|Advanced Practice Provider||9,290 SGD||-47%|
|Behavioral Health Specialist||9,590 SGD||-46%|
|Clinical Psychologist||25,100 SGD||+42%|
|Correctional Treatment Specialist||14,700 SGD||-17%|
|Counseling Psychologist||18,400 SGD||+4%|
|Emergency Department Physician||14,300 SGD||-19%|
|Exercise Physiologist||19,900 SGD||+13%|
|Forensic Pathologist||21,500 SGD||+22%|
|General Medical Practitioner||14,600 SGD||-17%|
|Genetic Counselor||13,400 SGD||-24%|
|Invasive Cardiologist||32,200 SGD||+83%|
|Mental Health Therapst||13,500 SGD||-23%|
|Naturopathic Physician||24,300 SGD||+38%|
|Neurophysiology Technologist||9,430 SGD||-47%|
|Nuclear Medicine Physician||19,500 SGD||+11%|
|Obstetrician / Gynecologist||21,700 SGD||+23%|
|Occupational Health Safety Specialist||10,800 SGD||-39%|
|Physical Therapist||13,600 SGD||-23%|
|Physical Therapy Director||15,600 SGD||-12%|
|Physician - Anesthesiology||29,000 SGD||+64%|
|Physician - Cardiology||30,900 SGD||+75%|
|Physician - CCU||17,500 SGD||-1%|
|Physician - Dermatology||24,600 SGD||+40%|
|Physician - Emergency Room||18,400 SGD||+4%|
|Physician - Endocrinology||23,400 SGD||+33%|
|Physician - Family Practice||16,200 SGD||-8%|
|Physician - Gastroenterology||21,900 SGD||+24%|
|Physician - Generalist||17,600 SGD||-0%|
|Physician - Geriatrics||15,000 SGD||-15%|
|Physician - Hematology / Oncology||20,900 SGD||+19%|
|Physician - Immunology / Allergy||23,700 SGD||+34%|
|Physician - Infectious Disease||20,200 SGD||+15%|
|Physician - Internal Medicine||24,500 SGD||+39%|
|Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine||19,500 SGD||+11%|
|Physician - Nephrology||18,000 SGD||+2%|
|Physician - Neurology||23,700 SGD||+34%|
|Physician - Nuclear Medicine||20,000 SGD||+13%|
|Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology||20,100 SGD||+14%|
|Physician - Occupational Medicine||16,200 SGD||-8%|
|Physician - Ophthalmology||15,200 SGD||-14%|
|Physician - Otolaryngology||15,700 SGD||-11%|
|Physician - Pain Medicine||14,600 SGD||-17%|
|Physician - Pathology||18,500 SGD||+5%|
|Physician - Pediatric Cardiology||22,800 SGD||+29%|
|Physician - Pediatric Neonatology||21,700 SGD||+23%|
|Physician - Pediatrics||19,500 SGD||+11%|
|Physician - Physiatry||21,200 SGD||+20%|
|Physician - Podiatry||19,400 SGD||+10%|
|Physician - Pulmonary Medicine||15,200 SGD||-14%|
|Physician - Radiation Therapy||25,300 SGD||+43%|
|Physician - Radiology||25,200 SGD||+43%|
|Physician - Rheumatology||21,800 SGD||+24%|
|Physician - Sports Medicine||21,500 SGD||+22%|
|Physician - Urology||27,900 SGD||+58%|
|Physician Assistant||12,900 SGD||-27%|
|Preventive Medicine Physician||19,700 SGD||+12%|
|Registered Respiratory Therapist||13,000 SGD||-26%|
|Skin Care Specialist||11,700 SGD||-34%|
|Vision Rehabilitation Therapist||12,800 SGD||-27%|