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Pediatric Dentist Salary

Compensation for Pediatric Dentists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($177K). Women Pediatric Dentists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by approximately half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$109,247 - $256,960
(Median)
$110K
$180K
$260K
MEDIAN: $177,017
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$57.93 - $140.00
(Median)
$58
$100
$140
MEDIAN: $103.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$109,247 - $256,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $78,906  
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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$120,427 - $278,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$57.93 - $140.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $78,906  
   
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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$120,427 - $278,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Pediatric Dentist

  • 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.


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $194K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $185K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $164K.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

National Average
$187,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 31%
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