Entry-Level Dentist Salary

Entry-Level Dentists can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $119K) surpassing six figures annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a little more than half receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,752 - $173,522
$68K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $118,825
10%
50%
90%

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$18.00 - $80.95
$18
$61
$81
MEDIAN: $60.90
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90%

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$0$176K
Salary $67,752 - $173,522
Bonus $1,012 - $25,795
Profit Sharing $24,490
Commission $30,000
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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$62,191 - $176,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 901
Hourly Data $0$489
Hourly Rate $18.00 - $80.95
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $10.21 - $489.36
Annual Data $0$176K
Bonus $1,012 - $25,795
Commission $30,000
Profit Sharing $24,490
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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$62,191 - $176,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

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Dentist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Dentist in Montclair:
"How much I would love my job."
Sign your work with excellence.

Dentist in Torrance:
"Take care of your back."
Too many colleagues with upper and lower back problems.

Dentist in Wheeling:
"To work in a rural area."
To work in a rural area.

Dentist in New York:
"Spend less money to go to school."
Specialize after dental school and Spend as little money possible in education. Public schools or private school that offer you big scholarship is the way to go. The loans hanging over you after school is done can limit you tremendously especially if you want to open a practice. It can be daunting to take on another huge loan if you have student loans. Interest rates are not as good as they used to be.

Dentist in Oak Park:
"It Costs Too Much."
It costs too much to go to school, student loans are so high it took me over 25 years to pay back I could not afford a home because I paid for student loans I would have been better of being a nurse at hospital were you get benefits.

Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

dentist
▲23%

Dentistry
▲7%

Public Health
▲6%


Oral Surgery
▲3%

National Average
$120,000

Orthodontics
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 32%
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