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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
$67,610
25th Percentile Wage
$106,920
50th Percentile Wage
$160,340
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 $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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016160,3400.67%5.94%
2015159,2702.10%-
2014155,9201.93%-
2013152,9101.37%-
2012150,810--

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

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
$164,130
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$161,660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$144,260
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$144,260
Offices of Physicians
$143,070
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$141,700
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$139,990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$137,720
Outpatient Care Centers
$137,610
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$134,600
Social Assistance
$132,790
Individual and Family Services
$132,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$127,390
Hospitals - State government owned
$124,250
Hospitals - Local government owned
$123,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$123,280
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$118,220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$111,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$109,850
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$109,790
Hospitals - Privately owned
$108,590
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$108,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$107,150
Home Health Care Services
$101,650
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$87,420

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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