Average Entry-Level Dentist Salary

$118,067
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,500
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$22,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Dentist is $118,067.
10%
$68k
MEDIAN
$118k
90%
$153k
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Salary
$68k - $153k
Bonus
$1k - $35k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $42k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$61k - $159k

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Popular Skills for Dentist

Skills in Composite Fillings, Public Health, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Oral Surgery and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Dentist

An early career Dentist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $122,115 based on 1,066 salaries. A mid-career Dentist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,633 based on 488 salaries. An experienced Dentist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $148,490 based on 513 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,492.
Employees with Dentist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (16.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (14.5% less) and New York, New York (12.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,763 survey responses.
Early Career
38.6%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
18.6%
Late Career
25.2%