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Pediatric Dentist Salary (United States)

On average, Pediatric Dentists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($182K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Women Pediatric Dentists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Pediatric Dentist Salary (?
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$106,040 - $270,433
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MEDIAN: $174,289
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Pediatric Dentist Salary (?
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$54.30 - $134.00
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MEDIAN: $101.00
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National Salary Data

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$106,040 - $270,433  
   
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$0.00 - $90,000  
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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$116,746 - $295,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$54.30 - $134.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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$0.00 - $90,000  
   
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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$116,746 - $295,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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 worker earns $187K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $179K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pediatric Dentists make a median salary of $180K. 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
$182,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 33%