The average salary for a General Dentist is $134,205.
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Job Description for General Dentist
The position of a general dentist is the mainstay career for the care and maintenance of oral health, as dentists are responsible for seeing patients for healthy check-ups and correcting problems, from mild toothaches to cracked and broken teeth. They are also expected to build relationships with their clientele and establish a wide client-base. A doctorate degree in dental medicine, DDS, from an accredited program, a license to practice dental medicine in the state of employment, and registrat…Read more
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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Skills in Oral Surgery and Pedodontics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Prosthodontics, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Composite Fillings.
Pay by Experience Level for General Dentist
An entry-level General Dentist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $120,035 based on 34 salaries. An early career General Dentist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,012 based on 170 salaries. A mid-career General Dentist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,576 based on 77 salaries. An experienced General Dentist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,962 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $151,979.
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Employees with General Dentist in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (11.8% more) and Houston, Texas (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (10.5% less), Boston, Massachusetts (6.9% less) and San Antonio, Texas (6.8% less).
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