A person working as a Dentist in Singapore typically earns around 18,200 SGD per month. Salaries range from 7,990 SGD (lowest) to 27,400 SGD (highest).
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 detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Dentist salaries in Singapore range between 7,990 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 27,400 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 18,300 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dentist are earning less than 18,300 SGD while the other half are earning more than 18,300 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 11,800 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,800 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Dentist are earning less than 23,300 SGD while 25% are earning more than 23,300 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 Dentist salaries by experience level. A Dentist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 9,640 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,700 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 15,000 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 19,100 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 21,400 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 25,600 SGD per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+18%|
|10 - 15 Years||+27%|
|15 - 20 Years||+12%|
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 Highschool, the average salary of a Dentist is 9,640 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 12,900 SGD per month, 34% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 16,700 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 21,100 SGD per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 26,000 SGD per month, 23% more than someone with Master's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+34%|
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
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||-71%|
|Dental Hygienist||5,420 SGD||-70%|
|Dental Laboratory Technician||6,160 SGD||-66%|
|Dental Receptionist||5,590 SGD||-69%|
|Dental Technician||5,490 SGD||-70%|
|Dental Therapist||9,120 SGD||-50%|
|Orthodontic Assistant||6,720 SGD||-63%|