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How much does a Dentist make?

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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$166,391 /yr
Average Base Pay

3,133 salaries

$106K

Low

$166K

Average

$261K

High

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How much does a Dentist make? The national average salary for a Dentist is $166,391 in United States. Filter by location to see Dentist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,133 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Dentist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Dentist$166,391 /yr
L3
Locum Tenens DentistNo Salary Reports
L4
Lead Dentist$156,168 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Associate General Dentist

$118,193

per year

Dental Assistant

$40,329

per year

Dental Hygienist

$79,221

per year

Pediatric Dentist

$206,895

per year

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Western Dental Services
3.1

Western Dental Services

Dentist - Hourly

$81

 /hr
Range: $45 - $188
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$45

$188

$45 - $188 Range

Dental Dreams
3.9

Dental Dreams

Dentist

$184,020

 /yr
Range: $121K - $255K

$121K

$255K

$120,653 - $255,442 Range

Kool Smiles
3

Kool Smiles

Dentist

$142,634

 /yr
Range: $117K - $184K

$117K

$184K

$117,364 - $184,236 Range

Pacific Dental Services
3.3

Pacific Dental Services

Dentist

$313,682

 /yr
Range: $106K - $370K

$106K

$370K

$105,571 - $370,230 Range

Aspen Dental
3.4

Aspen Dental

Dentist

$170,174

 /yr
Range: $86K - $332K

$86K

$332K

$85,639 - $331,820 Range

Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics
1.9

Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics

Dentist

$169,157

 /yr
Range: $113K - $173K

$113K

$173K

$113,095 - $172,665 Range

Heartland Dental
3.7

Heartland Dental

Dentist

$132,903

 /yr
Range: $100K - $306K

$100K

$306K

$100,272 - $305,630 Range

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Benevis
3.1

Benevis

Dentist

$117,364

 /yr
Range: $117K - $289K

$117K

$289K

$117,364 - $289,142 Range

MB2 Dental
4.4

MB2 Dental

Dentist

$80,021

 /yr
Range: $80K - $269K

$80K

$269K

$80,021 - $269,084 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Dentist

$163,271

 /yr
Range: $105K - $201K

$105K

$201K

$105,268 - $201,072 Range

Great Expressions Dental Centers
3.2

Great Expressions Dental Centers

Dentist

$202,719

 /yr
Range: $111K - $289K

$111K

$289K

$111,096 - $288,829 Range

ETS Dental

ETS Dental

Dentist

$199,945

 /yr
Range: $107K - $336K

$107K

$336K

$106,694 - $336,087 Range

Midwest Dental
3.5

Midwest Dental

Dentist

$244,330

 /yr
Range: $139K - $273K

$139K

$273K

$138,606 - $273,138 Range

Kool Smiles
3

Kool Smiles

Dentist - Hourly

$77

 /hr
Range: $57 - $90

$57

$90

$57 - $90 Range

DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions
4

DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions

Dentist

$333,954

 /yr
Range: $316K - $354K

$316K

$354K

$315,816 - $354,226 Range

DENTAL EXPERTS
4

DENTAL EXPERTS

Dentist

$159,759

 /yr
Range: $140K - $199K

$140K

$199K

$139,820 - $198,831 Range

Smile Brands
4.3

Smile Brands

Dentist

$173,378

 /yr
Range: $53K - $223K

$53K

$223K

$53,346 - $222,880 Range

DentaQuest
3.4

DentaQuest

Dentist

$319,016

 /yr
Range: $142K - $334K

$142K

$334K

$141,548 - $333,954 Range

DentalOne Partners
3.9

DentalOne Partners

Dentist

$179,398

 /yr
Range: $129K - $283K

$129K

$283K

$129,160 - $282,736 Range

Soumava Sen DDS

Dentist

$180,824

 /yr
Range: $95K - $210K

$95K

$210K

$95,127 - $210,208 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Dentist salaries

The national average salary for a Dentist is $166,391 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Dentist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3133 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Dentist employees.

The highest salary for a Dentist in United States is $261,319 per year.

The lowest salary for a Dentist in United States is $105,948 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.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent dentist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$175,000
per year
A Dentist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$48k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A General Dentist in the Greenville, NC Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Greenville, NC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$162,271
per year
A General Dentist in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $162,271 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100
hourly
A Dentist in the Yuba City, CA Area area reported making $100 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Yuba City, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$160,000
per year
A General Dentist in the Albuquerque, NM Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Albuquerque, NM Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$100
hourly
A Dentist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $100 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A General Dentist in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
Denver, CO Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University