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Dentist Salary

The average salary for a Dentist is $122,812 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Dentistry, General Surgery, General dentist, dentist, and Oral Surgery.

$75,040 - $229,616
(Median)
$75K
$120K
$230K
MEDIAN: $122,812
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$39.57 - $98.94
(Median)
$40
$69
$99
MEDIAN: $69.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$75,040 - $229,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,473  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $83,124  
Commission
$10,174 - $100,000  
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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$77,252 - $235,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,720
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120$240$360
Hourly Rate
$39.57 - $98.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $350.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$240K$480K$720K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,473  
   
Commission
$10,174 - $100,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $83,124  
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).
)
$77,252 - $235,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dentist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Dentist Salaries




National Average
$127,000


Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

Dentistry
up arrow 29%

General Surgery
up arrow 28%

General dentist
up arrow 17%

dentist
up arrow 16%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 15%

General Dentistry
up arrow 13%


National Average
$127,000


Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Dental
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 236 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 31%
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