$125,573
Avg. Salary
$67.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$9,868

Profit Sharing

$39,615

Commission

$22,500

The average pay for a Dentist is $67.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Dentist is $125,573 per year.

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MEDIAN $125,573
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MEDIAN: $125,573
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$0$219K
Salary $72,843 - $219,007
Bonus $992 - $50,030
Profit Sharing $2,433 - $199,109
Commission $0.00 - $87,500
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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$71,577 - $217,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,028
Hourly Data $0$207
Hourly Rate $23.44 - $91.85
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $4.70 - $207
Annual Data $0$217K
Bonus $992 - $50,030
Commission $0.00 - $87,500
Profit Sharing $2,433 - $199,109
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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$71,577 - $217,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 451

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 Tasks

  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
  • Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment.

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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: $130,383

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
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 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

▲19%

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$130,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries



▲21%




▲13%

▲12%


▲11%

▲6%


National Average
$130,000


▼2%

▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

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%