How much does a Dentist make in the United States? The average Dentist salary in the United States is $195,683 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $175,358 and $220,303. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Dentist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Dentist Salary $156,853 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Dentist Salary $175,358 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Dentist Salary $195,683 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Dentist Salary $220,303 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Dentist Salary $242,718 US May 28, 2024
25% $175,358 10% $156,853 90% $242,718 75% $220,303 $195,683 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.


Clinical Support: Assists healthcare professionals in the delivery of patient care. They work with an individual practitioner or a team, taking on tasks such as welcoming and preparing patients, explaining treatment and updating patient records

Leadership 5.1%
Futures 2.75%
Clinical Support 1.62%
Others 90.53%
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Job Description for Dentist

Dentist examines and treats diseases and injuries of teeth and gums. Performs preventative and maintenance dentistry and educates the patient in proper tooth and gum care. Being a Dentist recommends braces or surgery to correct any malformations. Requires a doctorate degree in dentistry, either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from an accredited school. Additionally, Dentist requires a state licensed to practice. Typically reports to a top management. Dentist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Dentist salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Dentist, the highest Dentist salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Dentist salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Dentist salary is in Miami, FL, where the Dentist salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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Skills associated with Dentist: Dental Software, Oral Surgery, Electronic health records (EHR) Software, Medical Specialty: Dentistry

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