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General Dentist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst Illinois 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,060
25th Percentile Wage
$97,460
50th Percentile Wage
$131,780
75th Percentile Wage
$203,570
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $203,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $131,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $78,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$131,780
3.09% 25.44%
2016
$127,710
-2.51% -
2015
$130,910
-0.21% -
2014
$131,180
5.87% -
2013
$123,480
20.43% -
2012
$98,250
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Illinois ranges from $76,930 to $193,480. The highest paying area for general dentists in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $193,480. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Rockford (mean annual salary $189,510). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$193,480
Rockford
$189,510
Peoria
$172,190
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$156,520
Kankakee-Bradley
$153,550
Decatur
$148,610
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$137,440
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$127,100
Springfield
$126,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$125,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$119,660
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$76,930




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