General Dentist Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. General Dentist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,210
25th Percentile Wage
$104,800
50th Percentile Wage
$151,440
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $151,440. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $104,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,210. We note that in the United States, the median (50th percentile) annual salary is almost 118% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$151,440
-1.62% 4.09%
2016
$153,900
0.78% -
2015
$152,700
2.07% -
2014
$149,540
2.14% -
2013
$146,340
0.75% -
2012
$145,240
- -

Table 2. General Dentist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of general dentists in 7 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 $152,020. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $98,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$152,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$147,360
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$145,880
Federal, State, and Local Government
$143,190
Finance and Insurance
$133,030
Educational Services
$119,420
Manufacturing
$98,630

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of General Dentists by States

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 $60,730 to $202,170. The highest paying state for general dentists is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $202,170. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $60,730. 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
$202,170
Connecticut
$201,590
Wisconsin
$200,800
North Dakota
$194,510
Oregon
$189,680
Nevada
$188,820
Minnesota
$180,880
Iowa
$179,820
North Carolina
$176,220
Ohio
$175,780
Tennessee
$174,920
Michigan
$173,770
Washington
$172,060
Alaska
$171,590
South Carolina
$169,960
Arizona
$166,990
Idaho
$166,810
Rhode Island
$163,600
Alabama
$162,750
Indiana
$158,960
Maine
$157,740
District of Columbia
$157,130
Mississippi
$156,750
Virginia
$156,700
New Mexico
$156,620
Kansas
$156,340
Vermont
$155,520
Missouri
$151,770
Texas
$150,820
Florida
$148,300
Massachusetts
$145,170
Georgia
$144,280
Arkansas
$141,300
Guam
$141,180
Kentucky
$140,040
Montana
$139,820
Maryland
$135,730
California
$135,490
South Dakota
$135,290
Colorado
$135,000
New York
$132,710
New Jersey
$132,190
Illinois
$131,780
West Virginia
$131,460
Hawaii
$130,080
Oklahoma
$129,130
Nebraska
$126,350
Pennsylvania
$113,470
Wyoming
$112,820
Utah
$106,970
Louisiana
$103,140
Puerto Rico
$60,730



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