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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
$67,640
25th Percentile Wage
$105,990
50th Percentile Wage
$154,610
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 $154,610. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $105,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general dentists is $67,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general dentists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016154,6100.85%5.39%
2015153,2901.93%-
2014150,3302.00%-
2013147,3300.71%-
2012146,280--

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

The average salaries of general dentists in 22 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 offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $157,380. The lowest paying industry is the specialty hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $106,130). For detailed general dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$157,380
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$155,410
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$145,170
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$145,170
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$142,060
Offices of Physicians
$139,710
Outpatient Care Centers
$138,820
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$138,430
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$137,170
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$136,590
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$133,140
Hospitals - State government owned
$132,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$132,560
Social Assistance
$130,930
Hospitals - Privately owned
$129,340
Individual and Family Services
$129,200
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$124,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$124,320
Hospitals - Local government owned
$122,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$122,890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$112,590
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$106,130

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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