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General Dentist Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$90,490
25th Percentile Wage
$102,210
50th Percentile Wage
$142,380
75th Percentile Wage
$175,070
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $175,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $142,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $90,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43.51
25th Percentile Wage
$49.14
50th Percentile Wage
$68.45
75th Percentile Wage
$84.17
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $84.17. The median hourly salary is $68.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43.51.

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
2016142,3804.31%13.23%
2015136,240-5.05%-
2014143,1201.55%-
2013140,90012.31%-
2012123,550--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General Dentists in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of South Dakota ranges from $103,880 to $167,340. The highest paying area for general dentists in South Dakota is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $167,340. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux Falls (mean annual salary $149,800). The lowest paying area is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $103,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$167,340
Sioux Falls
$149,800
Sioux City
$140,500
Rapid City
$103,880


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