Pediatric Dentist Salary

Compensation for Pediatric Dentists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($172K). Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and a little less than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Pediatric Dentists is high. There are more female Pediatric Dentists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$101,987 - $253,566

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$57.93 - $140.00

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$101,987 - $253,566  
   
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$0.00 - $78,906  
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$108,229 - $270,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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$57.93 - $140.00  
   
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$0.00 - $78,906  
   
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$108,229 - $270,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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

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


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $184K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Pediatric Dentists see a median salary of $175K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $173K on average.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Entry-Level
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National Average
$181,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 30%
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