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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 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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,080
25th Percentile Wage
$86,940
50th Percentile Wage
$139,820
75th Percentile Wage
$206,250
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 $206,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $139,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,080.

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
$139,820
-2.43% 31.28%
2016
$143,220
9.60% -
2015
$129,470
15.20% -
2014
$109,790
0.60% -
2013
$109,130
11.95% -
2012
$96,090
- -

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 $89,230 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 $149,750). The lowest paying area is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $89,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Missoula
$152,780
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$149,750
Billings
$121,500
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$111,080
Great Falls
$89,230




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