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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,850
25th Percentile Wage
$114,080
50th Percentile Wage
$159,640
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 $159,640. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $114,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.58
25th Percentile Wage
$54.85
50th Percentile Wage
$76.75
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $76.75. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $54.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.58.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2016159,6400.26%-13.84%
2015159,230-13.53%-
2014180,770-0.54%-
2013181,740--

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 $59,790 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 Brownsville-Harlingen (mean annual salary $195,010). The lowest paying area is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Longview
$197,860
Brownsville-Harlingen
$195,010
Fort Worth-Arlington
$184,510
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$182,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$179,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$173,360
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$171,370
College Station-Bryan
$168,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$154,800
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$151,910
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$149,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$149,000
El Paso
$145,780
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$145,310
Abilene
$137,350
Tyler
$129,890
Amarillo
$128,350
San Angelo
$126,180
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$123,980
Texarkana-Texarkana
$121,570
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,790


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