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General Dentist Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $148,300. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $92,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,260.

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
6.70% 12.55%
-3.74% -
-0.03% -
5.59% -
4.33% -
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Florida ranges from $78,110 to $204,530. The highest paying area for general dentists in Florida is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $204,530. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Port St Lucie (mean annual salary $198,690). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
Port St Lucie
Punta Gorda
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
Naples-Marco Island
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
Sebastian-Vero Beach
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
Lakeland-Winter Haven
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area


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