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General Dentist Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for general dentists in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of General Dentists in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$92,170
25th Percentile Wage
$124,510
50th Percentile Wage
$187,010
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $187,010. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $124,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $92,170.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$187,010
7.08% 24.14%
2017
$173,770
2.92% -
2016
$168,700
7.40% -
2015
$156,210
5.60% -
2014
$147,460
-4.18% -
2013
$153,620
7.66% -
2012
$141,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General Dentists in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of Michigan ranges from $95,010 to $195,300. The highest paying area for general dentists in Michigan is Flint with a median annual salary of $195,300. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $193,280). The lowest paying area is Niles-Benton Harbor with a median annual salary of $95,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Flint
$195,300
Ann Arbor
$193,280
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$193,020
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$190,240
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$188,200
Battle Creek
$186,670
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$186,210
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$185,930
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$183,760
Lansing-East Lansing
$182,540
Monroe
$179,080
South Bend-Mishawaka
$177,980
Jackson
$174,780
Kalamazoo-Portage
$152,170
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$145,680
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$132,410
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$124,570
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$116,130
Niles-Benton Harbor
$95,010




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