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 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$80,060|
|25th Percentile Wage||$136,620|
|50th Percentile Wage||$172,060|
|75th Percentile Wage||No Data|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $172,060. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $136,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $80,060.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||3-Year Growth|
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 $156,250 to $203,230. The highest paying area for general dentists in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $203,230. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Yakima (mean annual salary $184,810). The lowest paying area is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $156,250.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Wenatchee-East Wenatchee|| |
|Central Washington nonmetropolitan area|| |