The salary statistics of general dentists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of general dentists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The general dentists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $153,900. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $106,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,690. Notice that in the United States, the median (50th percentile) annual salary is almost 127% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of general dentists in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for general dentists occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $154,610. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $98,630).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only general dentists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of general dentists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $40,980 to $200,990. The highest paying state for general dentists is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $200,990. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $40,980. For more salary information of general dentists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |