The salary statistics of dentists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dentist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$70,050|
|25th Percentile Wage||$106,230|
|50th Percentile Wage||$158,540|
|75th Percentile Wage||No Data|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dentists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $158,540. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $106,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dentists is $70,050.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dentists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of dentists in 28 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for dentist occupations is the offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $162,070. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $24,680). For detailed dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Offices of Dentists|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State 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 .