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General Dentist Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst Massachusetts 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,470
25th Percentile Wage
$124,070
50th Percentile Wage
$162,630
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $162,630. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $124,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.40
25th Percentile Wage
$59.65
50th Percentile Wage
$78.19
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $78.19. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $59.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.40.

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
2016162,6304.65%8.63%
2015155,0602.48%-
2014151,2204.75%-
2013144,030-3.17%-
2012148,590--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $71,030 to $195,890. The highest paying area for general dentists in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $195,890. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $193,370). The lowest paying area is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $71,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$195,890
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$193,370
Worcester
$181,130
Springfield
$176,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$166,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$161,130
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$153,050
Framingham
$140,130
Barnstable Town
$136,120
Peabody
$129,640
New Bedford
$71,030


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