How much does a Dentist make in the United States? The average Dentist salary in the United States is $170,277 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $148,382 and $196,624. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $148,382 10% $128,448 90% $220,611 75% $196,624 $170,277 50%(Median)
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Dentist

United Health Systems - Ashburn, VA

General Dentist in Hampton Roads and Peninsula VA

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Dentist

United Smiles - Chester, VA

Dentist - DDS / DMD

Aspen Dental - Christiansburg, VA

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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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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
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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

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