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General Dentist Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,860
25th Percentile Wage
$70,970
50th Percentile Wage
$118,470
75th Percentile Wage
$184,260
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $184,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $118,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.89
25th Percentile Wage
$34.11
50th Percentile Wage
$56.96
75th Percentile Wage
$88.59
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $88.59. The median hourly salary is $56.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.89.

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
2016118,470-12.41%-23.81%
2015133,170-18.11%-
2014157,2902.17%-
2013153,8804.68%-
2012146,680--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $64,440 to $198,510. The highest paying area for general dentists in Pennsylvania is Erie with a median annual salary of $198,510. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (mean annual salary $197,940). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $64,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Erie
$198,510
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$197,940
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$178,830
State College
$175,400
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$155,380
Lancaster
$147,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$143,140
Newark-Union
$137,010
Reading
$135,020
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$125,290
Philadelphia
$121,650
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$116,940
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$106,980
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$96,480
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$95,660
Johnstown
$93,120
Pittsburgh
$89,890
York-Hanover
$64,440


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