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General Dentist Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$81,930
25th Percentile Wage
$111,460
50th Percentile Wage
$143,010
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $143,010. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $111,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $81,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.39
25th Percentile Wage
$53.59
50th Percentile Wage
$68.75
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $68.75. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $53.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.39.

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
2016143,010-1.84%11.96%
2015145,640-10.60%-
2014161,0807.93%-
2013148,31015.11%-
2012125,900--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Missouri ranges from $73,910 to $184,040. The highest paying area for general dentists in Missouri is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $184,040. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $152,820). The lowest paying area is Cape Girardeau-Jackson with a median annual salary of $73,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$184,040
Kansas City
$152,820
Springfield
$143,850
St Louis
$134,670
Jefferson City
$133,430
Joplin
$127,300
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$98,470
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$88,670
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$73,910


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