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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 amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,300
25th Percentile Wage
$65,640
50th Percentile Wage
$113,470
75th Percentile Wage
$176,490
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 $176,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,300.

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
$113,470
-4.41% -29.27%
2016
$118,470
-12.41% -
2015
$133,170
-18.11% -
2014
$157,290
2.17% -
2013
$153,880
4.68% -
2012
$146,680
- -

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 $69,760 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 State College (mean annual salary $194,750). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $69,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Erie
$198,510
State College
$194,750
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$169,320
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$155,380
Lancaster
$155,090
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$152,030
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$145,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$142,940
Newark-Union
$137,010
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$136,780
York-Hanover
$129,500
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$125,300
Philadelphia
$121,330
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$121,270
Altoona
$120,440
Reading
$101,800
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$94,060
Johnstown
$93,370
Pittsburgh
$69,760




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