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Dentist Average Salary in Singapore 2019

How much money does a Dentist make in Singapore?

18,154 SGD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Dentist in Singapore typically earns around 18,154 SGD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dentist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Dentist Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Dentist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Dentist salaries in Singapore range between 7,988 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 27,413 SGD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 18,336 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dentist are earning less than 18,336 SGD while the other half are earning more than 18,336 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 Dentist are earning less than 11,846 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,846 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Dentist are earning less than 23,332 SGD while 25% are earning more than 23,332 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

Dentist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
9,639 SGD
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
12,650 SGD
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
14,981 SGD
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
19,060 SGD
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
21,391 SGD
20+ Years    +20%  
25,568 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 Dentist salaries by experience level. A Dentist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 9,639 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,650 SGD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,981 SGD per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Dentist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 19,060 SGD per month, 27% 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 21,391 SGD per month, 12% 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 25,568 SGD per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Dentist

Dentist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
12,941 SGD
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
16,729 SGD
Master's Degree    +26%  
21,100 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 Dentist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Dentist is 12,941 SGD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 16,729 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 21,100 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Dentist


Dentist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
16,702 SGD
Male    +16%  
19,334 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 Dentist employees in Singapore earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Dentist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
15,794 SGD
Public Sector    +28%  
20,242 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 Dentist employees in Singapore earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Dentist

Dentist Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Dentist
Average Salary 2016    =  
16,713 SGD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
17,331 SGD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
17,816 SGD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
18,154 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Dentist salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Dentist Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

105 SGD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Dentist is 105 SGD. This means that the average Dentist in Singapore earns approximatly 105 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.

Dentist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dentist and Health and Medical monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Dentist, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Dentist salaries are 53% more 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-71%
Dental Hygienist5,418 SGD-70%
Dental Laboratory Technician6,158 SGD-66%
Dental Receptionist5,588 SGD-69%
Dental Technician5,492 SGD-70%
Dental Therapist9,116 SGD-50%
Dentist18,154 SGD=
Endodontist22,345 SGD+23%
Orthodontic Assistant6,716 SGD-63%
Orthodontist23,207 SGD+28%
Periodontist23,031 SGD+27%
Prosthodontist22,345 SGD+23%
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