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General Dentist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists among Colorado areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of General Dentists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
$143,400
25th Percentile Wage
$102,090
10th Percentile Wage
$68,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $143,400. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $102,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
$68.94
25th Percentile Wage
$49.08
10th Percentile Wage
$32.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $68.94. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $49.08. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.83.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $143,400 10.75%
2013 $129,480 6.77%
2012 $121,270 -3.04%
2011 $125,070 4.46%
2010 $119,730 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for general dentists in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 19.77%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 6.77%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 4.46% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-3.04%).

Table 4. Average General Dentist Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
General Dentists
$143,400
Dietitians and Nutritionists
$57,000
Optometrists
$106,800
Pharmacists
$121,110
Family and General Practitioners
$179,790
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$183,830
General Pediatricians
$175,650

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of General Dentists in Colorado Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Colorado ranges from $74,720 to $152,200. The highest paying area for general dentists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $152,200. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $146,810). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $74,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$152,200
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$146,810
Fort Collins-Loveland
$145,720
Pueblo
$136,800
Grand Junction
$136,380
Greeley
$95,630
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$80,320
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,720

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