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General Dentist Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists among Louisiana cities 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,140
25th Percentile Wage
$53,120
50th Percentile Wage
$103,140
75th Percentile Wage
$145,070
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $145,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,140.

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
$103,140
10.39% -55.29%
2016
$92,420
-34.00% -
2015
$123,840
-7.36% -
2014
$132,960
-1.92% -
2013
$135,510
-18.20% -
2012
$160,170
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Louisiana ranges from $70,780 to $143,360. The highest paying area for general dentists in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $143,360. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $136,350). The lowest paying area is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $70,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$143,360
Baton Rouge
$136,350
Lafayette
$115,920
Monroe
$89,500
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$75,790
Lake Charles
$71,700
Shreveport-Bossier City
$70,780




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