On average, Pediatric Dentists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($165K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. There are far more female Pediatric Dentists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$101,587 - $245,997
(Median)
$100K
$170K
$250K
MEDIAN: $165,315
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$59.18 - $131.78
(Median)
$59
$93
$130
MEDIAN: $92.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$101,587 - $245,997  
   
Bonus
$3,091 - $50,167  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
Total Pay (?
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$102,282 - $252,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$59.18 - $131.78  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,091 - $50,167  
   
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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$102,282 - $252,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $169K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $159K. On average, Pediatric Dentists make $161K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $185K.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$170,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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