Average pay for a Pediatric Dentist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $166K per year. Women make up the vast majority of Pediatric Dentists (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Pediatric Dentists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $165,778
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$101,726 - $245,268  
   
Bonus
$3,141 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$13,500  
Total Pay (?
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$102,380 - $250,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Hourly Rate
$58.72 - $127.66  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,141 - $50,000  
   
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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$102,380 - $250,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

  • Examine, evaluate and diagnose pediatric patients.
  • Provide care options and treatment suggestions.
  • Perform dental work and procedures on 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 $170K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $156K. For Pediatric Dentists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $156K. Pediatric Dentists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $185K.

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Key Stats for Pediatric Dentist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Dentist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$170,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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