$125,596
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$9,786

Profit Sharing

$40,188

Commission

$22,500

The average salary for a Dentist is $125,431 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Family Practice, General Surgery, Pediatrics, General Dentistry, and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

$72,919 - $223,016
$73K
$130K
$220K
MEDIAN: $125,596
10%
50%
90%

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$24.18 - $93.86
$24
$68
$94
MEDIAN: $67.66
10%
50%
90%

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$0$223K
Salary $72,919 - $223,016
Bonus $721 - $49,352
Profit Sharing $3,091 - $198,203
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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$71,894 - $220,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,101
Hourly Data $0$204
Hourly Rate $24.18 - $93.86
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $4.93 - $204
Annual Data $0$220K
Bonus $721 - $49,352
Commission $0.00 - $87,500
Profit Sharing $3,091 - $198,203
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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$71,894 - $220,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 454

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.

Dentist Pay By Employer

$0$388K

Self-Employed
31 profiles
$156,515

Aspen Dental
13 profiles
$132,000

$160,067

$135,000

$150,000

U.S. Navy
5 profiles
$123,000

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: $130,180

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Dentist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dentist?

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

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Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Dentist Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$130,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries



▲21%




▲13%


▲12%

▲12%


▲6%

National Average
$130,000


▼2%

▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 33%