The average salary for a Dentist is $124,516 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Family Practice, General Surgery, General dentist, dentist, and endodontics.

$72,971 - $209,673
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MEDIAN: $124,516
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$22.99 - $92.46
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MEDIAN: $66.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$72,971 - $209,673  
   
Bonus
$988 - $40,547  
Profit Sharing
$2,451 - $211,408  
Commission
$0.00 - $64,564  
Total Pay (?
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$71,536 - $209,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,857
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$22.99 - $92.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$9.64 - $139.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$988 - $40,547  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $64,564  
Profit Sharing
$2,451 - $211,408  
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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$71,536 - $209,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 247

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $127,849

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Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Dentist Salaries




National Average
$128,000


Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

Family Practice
up arrow 36%

General Surgery
up arrow 28%

up arrow 16%

General dentist
up arrow 16%

endodontics
up arrow 13%

Dentistry
up arrow 12%


Composite Fillings
up arrow 5%



National Average
$128,000


General Dentistry
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Dental
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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