Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Dentist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$252,121 / yrTotal Pay
$187,322 / yrBase Pay
$64,798 / yrAdditional Pay

$252,121

 / yr
$150K$430K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Dentist is $252,121 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $187,322 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $64,798 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Dentist

Some related job titles are Associate General Dentist Salaries with median pay of $182,692, Dental Assistant Salaries with median pay of $40,646, Dental Hygienist Salaries with median pay of $108,400, Pediatric Dentist Salaries with median pay of $234,973.

Top Paying Companies

For a Dentist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Dentist in United States. Employers include Tend, DentaQuest and Tebo Dental.

1
Tend
Tend
$303,334/yr
4
Midwest Dental
$278,868/yr
10
ETS Dental
$274,524/yr
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Western Dental Services
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DentistSee 334 salaries from all locations

$109

 / hr

$245,767

 / yr

$246,433

 / yr

$231,901

 / yr

$278,863

 / yr

$272,608

 / yr

$265,270

 / yr

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$262,018

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$237,104

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$274,524

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$278,868

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$269,612

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Top Paying Industries

For a Dentist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Dentist in United States are Insurance with a median total pay of $283,464, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $278,714, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $271,375, Information Technology with a median total pay of $261,537, and Healthcare with a median total pay of $252,586.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • InsuranceInsurance$283,464

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$278,714

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$271,375

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$261,537

    3% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$252,586

    0% Lower than other industries

Insurance

The top paying company in Insurance for Dentist is DentaQuest.

DentaQuestDentaQuest$283,464/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Healthcare?

Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

General Dentist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$200,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Dentist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$160,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Dentist (Dds)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$27,404

/yr

$27K | $177

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
General Dentist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
General Dentist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$145,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Dentist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Dentist is $187,322 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Dentist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4111 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Dentist employees.

The highest salary for a Dentist in United States is $311,521 per year.

The lowest salary for a Dentist in United States is $112,640 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Dentist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Dentist.