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.

$74,895 - $212,151
$75K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $125,609
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50%
90%

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$24.40 - $91.14
$24
$67
$91
MEDIAN: $66.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$74,895 - $212,151  
   
Bonus
$982 - $48,339  
Profit Sharing
$2,349 - $208,809  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$73,002 - $210,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$24.40 - $91.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$9.64 - $206.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$982 - $48,339  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,349 - $208,809  
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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$73,002 - $210,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258

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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: $129,222

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Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Dentist Salaries

▲20%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$129,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

Family Practice
▲35%

General Surgery
▲26%

endodontics
▲15%

▲14%

General dentist
▲14%

▲11%

▲5%


Composite Fillings
▲4%

General Dentistry
▲3%


National Average
$129,000

▼7%

Pediatrics
▼7%

Dental
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 32%
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