The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists among Washington 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].

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**Table 1** shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Washington in 5 percentile scales.
The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $165,420.
The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $129,530.
The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,650.

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**Table 2** shows the average hourly salary for general dentists in Washington in 5 percentile scales.
The median hourly salary is $79.53.
The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $62.28.
The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.85.

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.

Year | Median Salary | Growth | 2-Year Growth |
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2016 | 165,420 | 1.80% | 1.19% |

2015 | 162,450 | -0.62% | - |

2014 | 163,450 | - | - |

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Washington ranges from $124,870 to $181,740. The highest paying area for general dentists in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $181,740. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $172,410). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $124,870.