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Dental Hygienist Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Dental Hygienist make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
5,420 SGD
( 65,000 SGD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Dental Hygienist

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

  • Salary Range

    Dental Hygienist salaries in Singapore range between 2,550 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,020 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 Hygienist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Dental Hygienist

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
2,930 SGD
2 - 5 Years+37%
4,020 SGD
5 - 10 Years+12%
4,520 SGD
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,500 SGD
15 - 20 Years+18%
6,490 SGD
20+ Years+16%
7,500 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Dental Hygienist Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Dental Hygienist

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.

2,930 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+26%
3,700 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+47%
5,420 SGD
Master's Degree+15%
6,240 SGD
7,610 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Dental Hygienist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Dental HygienistThough gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Dental Hygienist employees in Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
5,270 SGD
5,600 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Dental HygienistWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Dental Hygienist employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
5,290 SGD
Public Sector+5%
5,570 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Dental Hygienist Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Dental Hygienist
Average Salary 2016
4,810 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,990 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
5,080 SGD
Average Salary 2019+3%
5,230 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Dental Hygienist 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 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.

Dental Hygienist Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

31 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Dental Hygienist is 31 SGD. This means that the average Dental Hygienist in Singapore earns approximatly 31 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 Hygienist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dental Hygienist and Health and Medical monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Dental Hygienist, Dental, and Health and Medical and we found that Dental Hygienist salaries are 60% less than those of Dental. We also found out that Dental salaries are 13% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Dental Assistant5,250 SGD-3%
Dental Hygienist5,420 SGD+0%
Dental Laboratory Technician6,160 SGD+14%
Dental Receptionist5,590 SGD+3%
Dental Technician5,490 SGD+1%
Dental Therapist9,120 SGD+68%
Dentist18,200 SGD+240%
Endodontist22,300 SGD+310%
Orthodontic Assistant6,720 SGD+24%
Orthodontist23,200 SGD+330%
Periodontist23,000 SGD+320%
Prosthodontist22,300 SGD+310%
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