General Dentist Salary

The average pay for a General Dentist is $130,438 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Oral Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.
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$80,719 - $207,399
$81K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $131,462
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$47.92 - $91.58
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MEDIAN: $68.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$80,719 - $207,399  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$75,000  
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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$83,924 - $203,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$47.92 - $91.58  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$100.00 - $50,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$75,000  
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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$83,924 - $203,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

  • 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 General Dentist

Pay by Experience for a General Dentist has a positive trend. An entry-level General Dentist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Dentist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced General Dentist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 47 salaries. A General Dentist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 67 salaries.

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Key Stats for General Dentist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects General Dentist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$135,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼8%

Skills That Affect General Dentist Salaries

Oral Surgery
▲18%

National Average
$135,000

General dentist
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 32%
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