The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst Florida metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$62,260|
|25th Percentile Wage||$92,440|
|50th Percentile Wage||$148,300|
|75th Percentile Wage||No Data|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $148,300. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $92,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,260.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Florida ranges from $78,110 to $204,530. The highest paying area for general dentists in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $204,530. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Port St Lucie (mean annual salary $198,690). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,110.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |