National » Healthcare Practitioners and Technical » Dentists » Health Care and Social Assistance

Dentist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Dentists

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$158,540
-1.14% 4.88%
2016
$160,340
0.67% -
2015
$159,270
2.10% -
2014
$155,920
1.93% -
2013
$152,910
1.37% -
2012
$150,810
- -

Compare Dentist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

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
$162,070
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$159,660
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$156,960
Offices of Physicians
$145,680
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$144,260
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$144,260
Individual and Family Services
$143,780
Social Assistance
$143,600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$142,140
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$140,760
Outpatient Care Centers
$140,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$140,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$136,120
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$133,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$130,000
Hospitals - Local government owned
$129,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$129,150
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$126,350
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$124,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$120,490
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$119,400
Hospitals - Privately owned
$119,190
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$117,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$115,130
Home Health Care Services
$101,650
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$87,420
Hospitals - State government owned
$63,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$24,680

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




Related:

Highest paying industries for dentists.