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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 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$87,400
25th Percentile Wage
$118,190
50th Percentile Wage
$156,700
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 $156,700. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $118,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $87,400.

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
$156,700
4.86% -13.36%
2016
$149,090
14.16% -
2015
$127,980
-9.06% -
2014
$139,580
-13.68% -
2013
$158,680
-11.94% -
2012
$177,630
- -

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 $107,480 to $184,290. The highest paying area for general dentists in Virginia is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $184,290. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $160,900). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$184,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$160,900
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$160,470
Lynchburg
$157,170
Danville
$142,210
Harrisonburg
$141,470
Richmond
$134,850
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$125,910
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$124,040
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$122,750
Charlottesville
$114,560
Roanoke
$114,210
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$107,480




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