Dentist Salary in the US

$143,640
per year
per month
$11,970
per month
per year

Dentist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Dentist is $143,640 per year ($11,970 per month), which is $90,150 (+169%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Dentist can expect an average starting salary of $93,520. The highest salaries can exceed $340,600.
$93,520
Low
$143,640
Average salary
$340,600
High
$7,790
Low
$11,970
Average salary
$28,380
High

Dentist Salary Range

Low
$93,520
Average salary
$143,640
Experienced
$207,610
High
$340,600
Low
$7,790
Average salary
$11,970
Experienced
$17,300
High
$28,380
Among Dentists in the US, General Dentists and Army Dentists (Army Dental Corps Officers) tend to have the lowest salaries, while specialists like a Pediatric Dentist and a Prosthodontist enjoy the highest salaries.

Dentist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Prosthodontist$260K/year
+81% 
Pediatric Dentist$223K/year
+55% 
General Dentist$132K/year
 -8%
Military Dentist$122K/year
 -15%

Dentist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Dentist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $98,000 per year. A mid career Dentist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $130,000, while an experienced Dentist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $207,000. Dentists with more than 20 years of experience earn $220,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Dentist

Late Career▲ +53%
Experienced▲ +44%
Average Salary$143,640/year
Mid Career▼ -9%
Entry Level▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
49%
Male
51%

Dentist - Jobs by Location

Dentist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Dentist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Dentist

How much does a Dentist make in the US?
A Dentist in the US earns an average of $143,640 gross per year, which is about $11,970 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Dentist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Dentist in the US?
The starting salary of a Dentist in the US is around $93,520 gross per year. General Dentists and Army Dentists (Army Dental Corps Officers) usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Dentist in the US?
The highest salary of a Dentist in the US can reach and exceed $340,600 gross per year. Specialists like a Pediatric Dentist and a Prosthodontist usually have the highest salaries.
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