A person working as a Dental Hygienist in Singapore typically earns around 5,420 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,550 SGD (lowest) to 8,020 SGD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dental Hygienist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Dental Hygienist salaries in Singapore range between 2,550 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,020 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,310 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dental Hygienist are earning less than 5,310 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,310 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 people working as Dental Hygienist are earning less than 3,540 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,540 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Dental Hygienist are earning less than 6,400 SGD while 25% are earning more than 6,400 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 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
Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Dental Hygienist salaries by experience level. A Dental Hygienist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 2,930 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,020 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,520 SGD per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Dental Hygienist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,500 SGD per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,490 SGD per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,500 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+37%|
|5 - 10 Years||+12%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+18%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Dental Hygienist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Dental Hygienist is 2,930 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,700 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,420 SGD per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 6,240 SGD per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 7,610 SGD per month, 22% more than someone with Master's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+26%|
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Dental Assistant||5,250 SGD||-3%|
|Dental Hygienist||5,420 SGD||+0%|
|Dental Laboratory Technician||6,160 SGD||+14%|
|Dental Receptionist||5,590 SGD||+3%|
|Dental Technician||5,490 SGD||+1%|
|Dental Therapist||9,120 SGD||+68%|
|Orthodontic Assistant||6,720 SGD||+24%|