Dentist Salary

The average salary for a Dentist is $123,787 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are General Surgery, Dentistry, General dentist, dentist, and Oral Surgery.

$76,397 - $229,589

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$38.39 - $98.68

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$76,397 - $229,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,406  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $87,145  
Commission
$10,279 - $98,264  
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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$77,639 - $233,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$38.39 - $98.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $253.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,406  
   
Commission
$10,279 - $98,264  
Profit Sharing
$1,957 - $87,145  
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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$77,639 - $233,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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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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Experience Affects Dentist Salaries




National Average
$128,000


Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

Dentistry
up arrow 27%

General Surgery
up arrow 27%

dentist
up arrow 16%

General dentist
up arrow 16%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 14%

General Dentistry
up arrow 12%


National Average
$128,000


Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Dental
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 31%
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