General Dentist Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst Texas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of General Dentists in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,990
25th Percentile Wage
$94,780
50th Percentile Wage
$150,820
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $150,820. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $94,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,990.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2017
$150,820
-5.85% -20.50%
2016
$159,640
0.26% -
2015
$159,230
-13.53% -
2014
$180,770
-0.54% -
2013
$181,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Texas ranges from $62,140 to $197,860. The highest paying area for general dentists in Texas is Longview with a median annual salary of $197,860. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Abilene (mean annual salary $190,710). The lowest paying area is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Longview
$197,860
Abilene
$190,710
Brownsville-Harlingen
$185,760
Wichita Falls
$180,720
College Station-Bryan
$176,510
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$162,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$160,590
Corpus Christi
$160,140
Lubbock
$158,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$154,700
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$151,910
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$150,400
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$146,600
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$145,350
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$144,740
El Paso
$143,060
Waco
$136,460
Midland
$131,540
Fort Worth-Arlington
$130,330
Amarillo
$128,350
Texarkana-Texarkana
$127,800
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$126,580
San Angelo
$126,180
Tyler
$119,450
Laredo
$111,670
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$106,060
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$102,800
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$101,830
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$62,140




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