The average salary for an Entry-Level Dentist is $118,067.
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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. Dentists typically go through four years of dental schooling after completing a bachelor's deg…Read more
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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Medicine / Surgery
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.
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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).
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