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

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

Average Annual Salary of General Dentists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$105,050
25th Percentile Wage
$121,130
50th Percentile Wage
$143,190
75th Percentile Wage
$181,750
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general 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) general dentists is $181,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $143,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid general dentists is $105,050.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$143,190
1.69% 11.98%
2016
$140,770
2.76% -
2015
$136,890
6.63% -
2014
$127,810
4.67% -
2013
$121,840
-3.45% -
2012
$126,040
- -

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

The average salaries of general dentists in six 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 general dentist occupations is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $145,590. The lowest paying industry is the public sector -- federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit industry (annual salary $127,900). For detailed general dentist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$145,590
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$143,190
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$142,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$141,160
State government, including schools and hospitals
$134,920
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$127,900

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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