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General Dentist Salary Information in Florida

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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$148,300
6.70% 12.55%
2016
$138,360
-3.74% -
2015
$143,530
-0.03% -
2014
$143,580
5.59% -
2013
$135,560
4.33% -
2012
$129,690
- -

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

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
$204,530
Port St Lucie
$198,690
Punta Gorda
$182,090
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$179,600
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$178,560
Naples-Marco Island
$175,760
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$175,350
Jacksonville
$171,960
Ocala
$169,410
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$160,290
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$159,880
Gainesville
$153,750
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$151,060
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$147,380
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$142,300
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$141,280
Tallahassee
$132,150
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$130,580
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$119,130
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$114,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$105,640
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$104,900
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$99,920
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$82,980
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$78,110




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