General Dentist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of general dentists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare general dentist salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of General Dentists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) general dentists is $185,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general dentists is $52,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
6.57% 30.44%
-18.28% -
3.39% -
17.25% -
21.25% -
- -

Compare General Dentist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of general dentists in nine industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for general dentist occupations is the educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $124,310. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - local government owned industry (annual salary $93,080). For detailed general dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
Educational Services - State government owned
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Educational Services
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
Educational Services - Local government owned
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
Junior colleges - Local government owned

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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