What is the average salary for a Dentist?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Dentist is $164,570. Please note that the average salary for a Dentist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Experienced

The middle 50% of Dentists in United States earn:

$146,340
Junior

The bottom 25% of Dentists in United States earn:

$105,520
Starting

The bottom 10% of Dentists in United States earn:

$72,240

Historical salary

Dentist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Dentist Salary in New Hampshire 229,040 1
Dentist Salary in Delaware 226,910 2
Dentist Salary in Vermont 215,410 3
Dentist Salary in North Dakota 208,960 4
Dentist Salary in Alaska 208,650 5
Dentist Salary in Maine 194,990 6
Dentist Salary in Washington 194,390 7
Dentist Salary in Minnesota 193,100 8
Dentist Salary in Connecticut 192,870 9
Dentist Salary in Tennessee 190,380 10
Dentist Salary in Georgia 189,550 11
Dentist Salary in Ohio 188,800 12
Dentist Salary in North Carolina 187,210 13
Dentist Salary in Texas 186,520 14
Dentist Salary in Alabama 186,430 15
Dentist Salary in Oregon 178,170 16
Dentist Salary in West Virginia 177,740 17
Dentist Salary in Wisconsin 177,430 18
Dentist Salary in Wyoming 176,920 19
Dentist Salary in New Mexico 175,020 20
Dentist Salary in South Dakota 171,850 21
Dentist Salary in Iowa 171,610 22
Dentist Salary in Massachusetts 170,290 23
Dentist Salary in South Carolina 169,390 24
Dentist Salary in Rhode Island 168,290 25
Dentist Salary in Michigan 166,070 26
Dentist Salary in Missouri 165,930 27
Dentist Salary in Virginia 165,400 28
Dentist Salary in Pennsylvania 164,890 29
Dentist Salary in United States 164,570 30
Dentist Salary in Mississippi 164,110 31
Dentist Salary in Nebraska 162,710 32
Dentist Salary in New York 160,950 33
Dentist Salary in Indiana 157,930 34
Dentist Salary in Kentucky 157,290 35
Dentist Salary in Idaho 154,810 36
Dentist Salary in Arizona 154,260 37
Dentist Salary in New Jersey 153,690 38
Dentist Salary in Florida 153,260 39
Dentist Salary in Hawaii 152,810 40
Dentist Salary in Arkansas 152,200 41
Dentist Salary in Kansas 152,040 42
Dentist Salary in Maryland 151,640 43
Dentist Salary in California 147,750 44
Dentist Salary in Louisiana 144,460 45
Dentist Salary in Oklahoma 143,910 46
Dentist Salary in Colorado 143,910 47
Dentist Salary in Illinois 133,260 48
Dentist Salary in Montana 131,120 49
Dentist Salary in Nevada 128,920 50
Dentist Salary in District of Columbia 122,370 51
Dentist Salary in Utah 113,630 52
Dentist Salary in Puerto Rico 59,990 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics