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|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $160,340. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $106,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dentists is $67,610.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dentists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of dentists in 25 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 $164,130. The lowest paying industry is the offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists industry (annual salary $87,420). 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|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .