Pediatric Dentist Salary

On average, Pediatric Dentists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($165K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Pediatric Dentists are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by around half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$101,326 - $245,803
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MEDIAN: $165,315
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$59.60 - $125.84
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MEDIAN: $89.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$101,326 - $245,803  
   
Bonus
$3,141 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
Total Pay (?
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$101,989 - $251,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$59.60 - $125.84  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,141 - $50,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
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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$101,989 - $251,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Pediatric Dentist

A pediatric dentist carries out work on the primary and secondary teeth of children and teenagers. Usually, general cleaning, fluoride application, and cavity filling is performed. However, sometimes more complex work is required if the teeth have deteriorated too far or if their structure is not ideal. This sort of work includes installing bridges and modifying arches.

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Pediatric Dentist Tasks

  • Examine, evaluate and diagnose pediatric patients.
  • Provide care options and treatment suggestions.
  • Perform dental work and procedures on pediatric patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Dentist

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


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $170K per year. Pediatric Dentists see a median salary of $154K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $185K.

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Key Stats for Pediatric Dentist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$170,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Experienced
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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