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General Dentist Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$82,170
25th Percentile Wage
$111,040
50th Percentile Wage
$143,220
75th Percentile Wage
$180,500
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $180,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $143,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $82,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.51
25th Percentile Wage
$53.39
50th Percentile Wage
$68.86
75th Percentile Wage
$86.78
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $86.78. The median hourly salary is $68.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.51.

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
2016143,2209.60%32.91%
2015129,47015.20%-
2014109,7900.60%-
2013109,13011.95%-
201296,090--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Montana ranges from $121,500 to $152,780. The highest paying area for general dentists in Montana is Missoula with a median annual salary of $152,780. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $138,150). The lowest paying area is Billings with a median annual salary of $121,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Missoula
$152,780
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$138,150
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$134,380
Billings
$121,500


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