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Dental Technician Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Dental Technician make in Singapore?

5,492 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Dental Technician in Singapore typically earns around 5,492 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dental Technician salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Dental Technician Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Dental Technician

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Dental Technician salaries in Singapore range between 2,691 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,018 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,272 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dental Technician are earning less than 5,272 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,272 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 Technician are earning less than 3,583 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,583 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Dental Technician are earning less than 6,113 SGD while 25% are earning more than 6,113 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,170 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +29%  
4,076 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +17%  
4,769 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +15%  
5,461 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +21%  
6,633 SGD
20+ Years    +16%  
7,672 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Technician salaries by experience level. A Dental Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,170 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,076 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 4,769 SGD per month, 17% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Dental Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,461 SGD per month, 15% 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 6,633 SGD per month, 21% 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 7,672 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Dental Technician

Dental Technician Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,129 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +30%  
5,355 SGD
Master's Degree    +25%  
6,686 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Dental Technician is 4,129 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,355 SGD per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,686 SGD per month, 25% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Dental Technician


Dental Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,108 SGD
Male    +14%  
5,822 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Dental Technician employees in Singapore earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Dental Technician

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
4,833 SGD
Public Sector    +26%  
6,096 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Dental Technician employees in Singapore earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Dental Technician

Dental Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Dental Technician
Average Salary 2017    =  
5,237 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,305 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,390 SGD
Average Salary 2020    +2%  
5,492 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Dental Technician 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 2% 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 Technician Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

32 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Dental Technician is 32 SGD. This means that the average Dental Technician in Singapore earns approximatly 32 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 Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dental Technician and Health and Medical monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Dental Technician, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Dental Technician salaries are 54% less than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Dental Assistant5,246 SGD-4%
Dental Hygienist5,418 SGD-1%
Dental Laboratory Technician6,158 SGD+12%
Dental Receptionist5,588 SGD+2%
Dental Technician5,492 SGD=
Dental Therapist9,116 SGD+66%
Dentist18,154 SGD+231%
Endodontist22,345 SGD+307%
Orthodontic Assistant6,716 SGD+22%
Orthodontist23,207 SGD+323%
Periodontist23,031 SGD+319%
Prosthodontist22,345 SGD+307%
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