The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists among Kentucky 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$62,340|
|25th Percentile Wage||$111,960|
|50th Percentile Wage||$140,040|
|75th Percentile Wage||$202,320|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $202,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $140,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,340.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Kentucky ranges from $79,680 to $181,800. The highest paying area for general dentists in Kentucky is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $181,800. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $179,980). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $79,680.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Louisville-Jefferson County|| |
|East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Bowling Green|| |