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Dentist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of dentists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dentist salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dentists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$86,420
25th Percentile Wage
$126,120
50th Percentile Wage
$160,000
75th Percentile Wage
$198,040
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dentists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) dentists is $198,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $160,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dentists is $86,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dentists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$160,000
2.10% 15.08%
2016
$156,640
4.25% -
2015
$149,980
6.39% -
2014
$140,400
3.23% -
2013
$135,870
0.00% -
2012
$135,870
- -

Compare Dentist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of dentists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $176,190. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $133,720). For detailed dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$176,190
Federal government, including USPS
$176,190
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$160,000
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$151,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$145,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$140,940
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$139,970
State government, including schools and hospitals
$133,720

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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