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Hi Colin, thank you for your question!(:
First of all, if you are planning to study locally in NUS, there is a 4 year bond that you have to serve after graduation, whereby you would work in the public institutions. The starting pay is $4.4k for guys, and it pretty much remains stagnant throughout the 4 years.
As for private sector, the market is getting saturated as of now, with the influx of foreign dentists and locals who graduated overseas. Do not expect an average of $10k when you have graduated. I would say that it is already on the higher range. Most clinics also work on a 50/50 commission only without base pay, thus what you earn can be very variable.
At the end of the day it really depends on how you work out your remuneration scheme with the employers.
If you are in for the money, then I would honestly recommend considering joining the finance sector instead…
Hope that answers your question!(:
Yep I guess that is about the starting pay that you can get. And of course if you have been in the private sector long enough, and managed to get a stable pool of patients, your earning may be higher too. But there would always be a limit and it would never be very high, just comfortable enough to get by.
As a salary, the starting pay as a registrar in public institutions is about $6000-7000. Once you are in private, it really depends on the remuneration package that you agree upon with your employer, either base pay or a commission basis. My personal guess is that it should be $10k and above.
Just to add on, the annual incrment for public dentist is about $100/yr.
For private sector you can expect a pay of $6000-9000 depending on the hours you work. Usually longer than public sector. Hence higher pay.
Also note that in public sector there are leave and medical benefits as well as employee cpf and annual 13th month and performance bonus (quite similar to what civil servants get).
For private, the amount you earned is nett. U contribute to your own cpf as self employed. No medical or leave benefits, no bonus.