Pediatric Dentist Salary

Compensation for Pediatric Dentists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($169K). Women account for the majority of Pediatric Dentists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Pediatric Dentists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, one-third claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$101,581 - $250,351
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MEDIAN: $169,220
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$58.72 - $131.83
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MEDIAN: $100
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$101,581 - $250,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,167  
Total Pay (?
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$103,607 - $260,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$58.72 - $131.83  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,167  
   
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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$103,607 - $260,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $184K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $173K on average. Pediatric Dentists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $167K. Pediatric Dentists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $164K.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Entry-Level
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National Average
$178,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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