Dentist Salary

The average salary for a Dentist is $125,174 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Family Practice, General Surgery, endodontics, General dentist, and dentist.

$74,685 - $212,852
$75K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $125,102
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50%
90%

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$23.94 - $90.20
$24
$68
$90
MEDIAN: $67.80
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$0$212K
Salary $74,685 - $212,852
Bonus $975 - $49,035
Profit Sharing $1,987 - $207,847
Commission $25,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,939 - $211,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,697
Hourly Data $0$244
Hourly Rate $23.94 - $90.20
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $9.93 - $244.68
Annual Data $0$211K
Bonus $975 - $49,035
Commission $25,000
Profit Sharing $1,987 - $207,847
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$72,939 - $211,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 259

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Job Description for Dentist

Dentistry is a field of medicine that pertains to the health and treatment of the teeth and mouth. Dentists can be general practitioners or specialists; specialties include dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

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Dentist Tasks

  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
  • Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dentist

Pay by Experience for a Dentist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dentist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 1,043 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dentist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 444 salaries. An experienced Dentist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 430 salaries. A Dentist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 447 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $129,470

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dentist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dentist?

Dentist in San Diego:
Pros: Challenges presented.
Cons: Work stress; employees.

Dentist in Dallas:
"Dallas Work."
Pros: The cost of living is low and pay allows you to live comfortably. There is no state income tax, so you're money goes further.
Cons: Traffic/Commute times are poor. There are not many highway/freeway options. Unless you live close to the highway/freeway even the city driving at rush our is stressful.

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Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Dentist Salaries

▲20%

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$129,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

Family Practice
▲34%

General Surgery
▲26%

▲14%

General dentist
▲14%

endodontics
▲14%

▲11%

▲5%


Composite Fillings
▲4%

General Dentistry
▲2%


National Average
$129,000

▼7%

Pediatrics
▼7%

Dental
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 32%
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