Pediatric Dentist Salary

Average pay for Pediatric Dentists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($173K). Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pediatric Dentists. Pediatric Dentists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$102,881 - $253,566
(Median)
$100K
$170K
$250K
MEDIAN: $173,353
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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
$102,881 - $253,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $78,297  
Total Pay (?
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$115,763 - $270,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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$57.93 - $140.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $78,297  
   
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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$115,763 - $270,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $186K. Pediatric Dentists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $175K. Pediatric Dentists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $173K.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Entry-Level
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National Average
$182,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 29%
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