The salary statistics of general dentists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare general dentist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$69,110|
|25th Percentile Wage||$104,530|
|50th Percentile Wage||$152,020|
|75th Percentile Wage||No Data|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general 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 $152,020. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $104,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general dentists is $69,110.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general 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 general dentists in 26 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 general dentist occupations is the residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health, and substance abuse facilities industry with an annual salary $156,960. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $24,570). For detailed general dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities|| |
|Offices of Dentists|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|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 .