General Dentist Salary

The average salary for a General Dentist is $123,357 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$79,013 - $229,153
(Median)
$79K
$120K
$230K
MEDIAN: $123,357
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90%

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$43.63 - $89.67
(Median)
$44
$64
$90
MEDIAN: $63.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$79,013 - $229,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,283  
Profit Sharing
$3,064 - $97,871  
Commission
$5,000 - $35,000  
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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$82,334 - $213,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 479
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$43.63 - $89.67  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $103.18  
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,283  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $35,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,064 - $97,871  
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).
)
$82,334 - $213,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for General Dentist

The position of a general dentist is the mainstay career for the care and maintenance of oral health, as dentists are responsible for seeing patients for healthy check-ups and correcting problems, from mild toothaches to cracked and broken teeth. They are also expected to build relationships with their clientele and establish a wide client-base.

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

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Experience Affects General Dentist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$128,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 35%
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