Entry-Level Dentist Salary

Salaries for Entry-Level Dentists are generous, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Dentists (50 percent) survey respondents. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. For the most part, Entry-Level Dentists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$68,128 - $173,622
$68K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $119,414
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50%
90%

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$15.24 - $82.24
$15
$62
$82
MEDIAN: $61.90
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$0$176K
Salary $68,128 - $173,622
Bonus $1,012 - $26,179
Profit Sharing $25,025
Commission $25,000
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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$62,794 - $176,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 881
Hourly Data $0$325
Hourly Rate $15.24 - $82.24
Hourly Tips $2.42
Overtime $11.00 - $325.00
Annual Data $0$176K
Bonus $1,012 - $26,179
Commission $25,000
Profit Sharing $25,025
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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$62,794 - $176,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 126

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Dentist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

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.

Key Stats for Dentist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Dentist Salaries

dentist
▲22%


Dentistry
▲6%

Public Health
▲5%

Oral Surgery
▲3%

National Average
$121,000

Orthodontics
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 32%
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