General Dentist Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of General Dentists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$83,550
25th Percentile Wage
$108,790
50th Percentile Wage
$169,120
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $169,120. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $108,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $83,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40.17
25th Percentile Wage
$52.30
50th Percentile Wage
$81.31
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $81.31. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $52.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016169,1206.87%-10.60%
2015157,500-4.77%-
2014165,0105.71%-
2013155,590-20.21%-
2012187,040--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General Dentists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Iowa ranges from $134,760 to $186,640. The highest paying area for general dentists in Iowa is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $186,640. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $179,670). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $134,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$186,640
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$179,670
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$137,050
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$134,760


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