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Highest Paying Industries for General Dentists

The top 46 highest paying industries for general dentists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $169,430, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for general dentists. It is followed by offices of dentists industry (average annual salary $152,380). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of general dentists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 46 Highest Paying Industries for General Dentists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$169,430
n/a
2 Offices of Dentists
$152,380
88,280
3 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$150,830
93,290
4 Health Care and Social Assistance
$150,330
94,860
5 Employment Services
$143,690
620
6 Administrative and Support Services
$143,540
640
7 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$143,540
640
8 Temporary Help Services
$137,840
440
9 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$136,130
40
10 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$135,970
270
11 Hospitals - State government owned
$135,530
150
12 Educational Services - Local government owned
$134,980
40
13 Offices of Physicians
$134,320
2,770
14 Finance and Insurance
$134,110
70
15 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$133,460
860
16 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$133,440
280
17 Outpatient Care Centers
$133,280
1,880
18 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$132,350
70
19 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$132,350
70
20 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$131,690
1,230
21 Hospitals - Privately owned
$130,110
950
22 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$129,200
1,440
23 State government, including schools and hospitals
$129,160
1,490
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$128,920
270
25 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$128,780
1,040
26 Educational Services - State government owned
$128,180
300
27 Social Assistance
$128,160
80
28 Individual and Family Services
$127,910
70
29 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$127,900
2,590
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$127,810
1,760
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$127,810
1,760
32 Educational Services
$127,480
460
33 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$127,470
60
34 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$127,020
390
35 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$126,700
50
36 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$126,290
720
37 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$126,000
1,100
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$123,870
340
39 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$123,670
110
40 Hospitals - Local government owned
$123,410
340
41 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$122,320
110
42 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$109,600
90
43 Educational Services - Privately owned
$107,920
120
44 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$105,250
n/a
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$101,340
120
46 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$100,140
40
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