$125,977
Avg. Salary
$68.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,908

Bonus

$35,000

Profit Sharing

$25,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dentist is $68.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Dentist is $125,977 per year.

$24.79
10%
$68.18
50%
$92.56
90%
MEDIAN $68.18
$73k
10%
$126k
50%
$218k
90%
MEDIAN $125,977
$73,311 - $218,433
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$220K
MEDIAN: $125,977
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90%

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$24.79 - $92.56
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MEDIAN: $68.18
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$0$218K
Salary $73,311 - $218,433
Bonus $987 - $50,460
Profit Sharing $2,416 - $199,555
Commission $0.00 - $77,281
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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$72,291 - $217,685
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,966
Hourly Data $0$242
Hourly Rate $24.79 - $92.56
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $3.30 - $242
Annual Data $0$217K
Bonus $987 - $50,460
Commission $0.00 - $77,281
Profit Sharing $2,416 - $199,555
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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$72,291 - $217,685
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 452

Job Description for Dentist

Dentistry is a field of medicine that pertains to the health and treatment of the teeth and mouth. Dentists can be general practitioners or specialists; specialties include dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

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Dentist Pay By Employer

$0$395K

Self-Employed
26 profiles
$165,500

Aspen Dental
11 profiles
$143,000

$160,067

$135,000

$150,000

Common Career Paths for Dentist


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Dentist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dentist

Pay by Experience for a Dentist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dentist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 1,802 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dentist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 777 salaries. An experienced Dentist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 777 salaries. A Dentist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 798 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,986

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dentist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dentist?

Dentist in San Diego:
Pros: Challenges presented.
Cons: Work stress; employees.

Dentist in Montclair:
"How much I would love my job."
Sign your work with excellence.

Dentist in Dallas:
"Dallas Work."
Pros: The cost of living is low and pay allows you to live comfortably. There is no state income tax, so you're money goes further.
Cons: Traffic/Commute times are poor. There are not many highway/freeway options. Unless you live close to the highway/freeway even the city driving at rush our is stressful.

Dentist in Torrance:
"Take care of your back."
Too many colleagues with upper and lower back problems.

Dentist in Wheeling:
"To work in a rural area."
To work in a rural area.

Dentist in New York:
"Spend less money to go to school."
Specialize after dental school and Spend as little money possible in education. Public schools or private school that offer you big scholarship is the way to go. The loans hanging over you after school is done can limit you tremendously especially if you want to open a practice. It can be daunting to take on another huge loan if you have student loans. Interest rates are not as good as they used to be.

Dentist in Oak Park:
"It Costs Too Much."
It costs too much to go to school, student loans are so high it took me over 25 years to pay back I could not afford a home because I paid for student loans I would have been better of being a nurse at hospital were you get benefits.

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Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Dentist Salaries

▲18%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$131,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries



▲20%




▲12%

▲12%


▲11%


▲5%

National Average
$131,000


▼3%

▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 33%