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
$44,630
25th Percentile Wage
$59,220
50th Percentile Wage
$111,570
75th Percentile Wage
$151,510
90th Percentile Wage
$183,820

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 $183,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general dentists is $44,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general dentists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016111,570-18.28%25.54%
2015131,9603.39%-
2014127,48017.25%-
2013105,49021.25%-
201283,070--

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 junior colleges (including private, state, and local government schools) industry with an annual salary $124,290. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $103,330). For detailed general dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$124,290
Educational Services - Privately owned
$121,840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$120,990
Educational Services - Local government owned
$119,770
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$119,140
Educational Services
$111,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$108,680
Educational Services - State government owned
$106,650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$103,330

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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