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General Dentist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of General Dentists

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$152,020
-1.70% 3.78%
2016
$154,610
0.85% -
2015
$153,290
1.93% -
2014
$150,330
2.00% -
2013
$147,330
0.71% -
2012
$146,280
- -

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

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
$156,960
Offices of Dentists
$154,180
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$152,550
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$145,170
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$145,170
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$143,700
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$142,140
Social Assistance
$141,960
Outpatient Care Centers
$141,740
Offices of Physicians
$141,730
Individual and Family Services
$141,160
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$140,060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$139,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$139,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$138,250
Hospitals - Privately owned
$138,090
Hospitals - Local government owned
$138,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$136,820
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$134,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$133,940
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$133,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$131,140
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$125,560
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$113,730
Hospitals - State government owned
$62,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$24,570

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




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