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Dentist Salary

$191,911 (USD)

Average Salary

$92/hr

Average Hourly

$6,698

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Dentist is $191,911 a year and $92 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dentist is between $131,197 and $240,724. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Dentist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures.
  • Evaluates patients, performing examinations to determine nature of condition, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures.
Dentist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Dentists, General

Job family population: 113,000

Estimated population of Dentist jobs: 12,129

Rate of error: 2.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$222,477
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Dentist Job Listings for United States

General Dentist
Nov 21
Memphis, TN, USA
Dental Office in Memphis
We are seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and experienced dentist to join our team. In this position, you will be responsible for the oral health of your patients. You will perform procedures to ...
Associate General Dentist DDS DMD
Nov 20
Downey, CA, USA
Dental Masters
Dental Masters' culture celebrates people who are humble, positive and smart. We seek out talent that is a step above the rest and we thrive on exceedingly great communication and respect for ...
General Dentist
Nov 20
Reno, NV, USA
The Reno Dentist
Rock Star General Dentist needed in private practice in Reno, NV. Looking for someplace to call home, where you can kill it in the office and have a great life outside the practice? Check out Reno ...
Dentist (1)
Nov 20
Lake Ozark, MO, USA
First Step Recruiting
General Dentist (DDS or DMD)--Community Based Clinic--Loan Repayment Eligible Location (Excellent opportunity for a New or Experienced Dentist) - Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri We are seeking a general ...
Dentist $Top
Nov 20
Toledo, OH, USA
Private Practice
Dentist $Top Location : Toledo, OH Private Dental Practice Wonderful Dentist and Staff ! Monday - Friday Great Hours Benefits, Medical Insurance, Vacation, 401K, Bonuses Paid On Productivity New ...

The average pay for a Dentist is $191,911 a year and $92 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dentist is between $131,197 and $240,724. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Dentist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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