View all jobs →

Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good dentist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

Take the free career test

What is the average salary for Dentists in the United States?

Dentists earn an average hourly wage of $80.20. Dentists earn an average salary of $166,810 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Dentist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Experienced

The top 50% of Dentists in the United States earn:

$71.90 an hour $149,540 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Dentists in the United States earn:

$52.09 an hour $108,360 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Dentists in the United States earn:

$33.61 an hour $69,910 per year

Historical salary for Dentists in the United States

Dentist salary by state

Click on a state to learn more

State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Dentist Salary in Delaware $108.09 $224,830 # 1
Dentist Salary in New Hampshire $104.92 $218,230 # 2
Dentist Salary in Alaska $98.98 $205,880 # 3
Dentist Salary in North Carolina $98.95 $205,820 # 4
Dentist Salary in Vermont $98.44 $204,760 # 5
Dentist Salary in Maine $98.02 $203,890 # 6
Dentist Salary in Minnesota $93.12 $193,690 # 7
Dentist Salary in Georgia $91.64 $190,620 # 8
Dentist Salary in New Mexico $90.35 $187,920 # 9
Dentist Salary in Ohio $89.47 $186,100 # 10
Dentist Salary in Texas $89.31 $185,760 # 11
Dentist Salary in North Dakota $88.27 $183,600 # 12
Dentist Salary in Wyoming $88.22 $183,490 # 13
Dentist Salary in Connecticut $88.20 $183,460 # 14
Dentist Salary in Rhode Island $88.07 $183,180 # 15
Dentist Salary in South Carolina $88.05 $183,150 # 16
Dentist Salary in Wisconsin $85.66 $178,180 # 17
Dentist Salary in Washington $85.53 $177,890 # 18
Dentist Salary in Massachusetts $84.27 $175,280 # 19
Dentist Salary in Iowa $83.89 $174,480 # 20
Dentist Salary in Kansas $83.52 $173,720 # 21
Dentist Salary in Alabama $83.28 $173,220 # 22
Dentist Salary in Tennessee $83.10 $172,850 # 23
Dentist Salary in West Virginia $81.53 $169,590 # 24
Dentist Salary in Idaho $81.42 $169,360 # 25
Dentist Salary in Oregon $81.31 $169,110 # 26
Dentist Salary in Missouri $81.08 $168,650 # 27
Dentist Salary in Hawaii $80.51 $167,470 # 28
Dentist Salary in Pennsylvania $80.14 $166,690 # 29
Dentist Salary in South Dakota $79.13 $164,590 # 30
Dentist Salary in New York $78.86 $164,030 # 31
Dentist Salary in Florida $78.64 $163,570 # 32
Dentist Salary in Michigan $77.42 $161,040 # 33
Dentist Salary in Arkansas $77.17 $160,520 # 34
Dentist Salary in Maryland $76.84 $159,830 # 35
Dentist Salary in Virginia $76.34 $158,780 # 36
Dentist Salary in Colorado $75.98 $158,050 # 37
Dentist Salary in New Jersey $75.31 $156,640 # 38
Dentist Salary in California $74.65 $155,270 # 39
Dentist Salary in Mississippi $73.31 $152,490 # 40
Dentist Salary in Nebraska $72.66 $151,130 # 41
Dentist Salary in Kentucky $72.57 $150,950 # 42
Dentist Salary in Louisiana $71.27 $148,240 # 43
Dentist Salary in Oklahoma $71.07 $147,820 # 44
Dentist Salary in Nevada $69.60 $144,770 # 45
Dentist Salary in Indiana $69.12 $143,780 # 46
Dentist Salary in Illinois $68.26 $141,980 # 47
Dentist Salary in Arizona $68.22 $141,890 # 48
Dentist Salary in Montana $62.69 $130,390 # 49
Dentist Salary in Utah $54.32 $112,990 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics