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Average Dentist Salary in Canada

C$116,842
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$8,139
Bonus
C$210,000
Commission
C$1,700
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Dentist in Canada is C$116,842.
10%
CA$63k
MEDIAN
CA$117k
90%
CA$222k
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C$63k - C$222k
Bonus
C$97 - C$20k
Profit Sharing
C$12 - C$49k
Commission
C$0 - C$210k
Total Pay
C$60k - C$235k
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What Do Dentists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Dentist

4.3 out of 5
(7)
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24Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Dentists?

Skills in Composite Fillings, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Oral Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Prosthodontics and Public Health.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dentists?

An entry-level Dentist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$99,469 based on 44 salaries. An early career Dentist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$102,990 based on 207 salaries. A mid-career Dentist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$123,325 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Dentist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$150,000 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$150,000.
Employees with Dentist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (2.7% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (15.9% less), Ottawa, Ontario (12.7% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (10.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 450 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Early Career
46.0%
Mid Career
16.4%
Experienced
14.9%
Late Career
12.9%