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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 amongst Colorado cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,140
25th Percentile Wage
$92,190
50th Percentile Wage
$135,000
75th Percentile Wage
$165,390
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $165,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$135,000
-15.48% 10.17%
2016
$155,900
-1.49% -
2015
$158,230
9.37% -
2014
$143,400
9.71% -
2013
$129,480
6.34% -
2012
$121,270
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General Dentists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 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 $76,610 to $201,840. The highest paying area for general dentists in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $201,840. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $192,760). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $76,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$201,840
Boulder
$192,760
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$156,860
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$143,000
Greeley
$131,950
Pueblo
$131,920
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$130,060
Colorado Springs
$121,960
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$79,900
Grand Junction
$76,610




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