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General Dentist Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$99,170
25th Percentile Wage
$128,600
50th Percentile Wage
$174,920
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $174,920. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $128,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $99,170.

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
$174,920
2.71% 2.42%
2016
$170,180
11.82% -
2015
$150,070
-3.82% -
2014
$155,810
-15.68% -
2013
$180,240
5.30% -
2012
$170,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Tennessee ranges from $122,390 to $203,870. The highest paying area for general dentists in Tennessee is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $203,870. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $188,040). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $122,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$203,870
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$188,040
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$186,800
Cleveland
$184,480
Memphis
$182,530
Knoxville
$156,190
Clarksville
$145,080
Johnson City
$123,060
Chattanooga
$123,000
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$122,390




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