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General Dentist Salary Information in Kentucky

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$77,600
25th Percentile Wage
$116,950
50th Percentile Wage
$152,160
75th Percentile Wage
$173,760
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 $173,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $152,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $77,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37.31
25th Percentile Wage
$56.23
50th Percentile Wage
$73.16
75th Percentile Wage
$83.54
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $83.54. The median hourly salary is $73.16. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37.31.

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
2016152,1606.12%12.58%
2015142,8509.43%-
2014129,380-7.64%-
2013139,2604.48%-
2012133,020--

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

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 $116,110 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 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $156,620). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $116,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Elizabethtown
$181,800
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$156,620
Evansville
$151,660
Lexington-Fayette
$143,850
Louisville-Jefferson County
$143,490
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$123,330
Bowling Green
$116,110


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