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General Dentist Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists among Virginia 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$76,350
25th Percentile Wage
$107,590
50th Percentile Wage
$149,090
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $149,090. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $107,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36.70
25th Percentile Wage
$51.73
50th Percentile Wage
$71.68
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $71.68. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $51.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.70.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016149,09014.16%-19.14%
2015127,980-9.06%-
2014139,580-13.68%-
2013158,680-11.94%-
2012177,630--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Virginia ranges from $89,890 to $195,530. The highest paying area for general dentists in Virginia is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $195,530. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $184,850). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$195,530
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$184,850
Lynchburg
$179,480
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$151,060
Roanoke
$142,730
Danville
$142,210
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$137,020
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$132,430
Charlottesville
$122,950
Richmond
$120,080
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$89,890



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