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Dentist salary in United States

How much does a Dentist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$207,850
Average $207,850
Low $124,101
High $348,116
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a dentist is $207,850 per year in the United States. 14.5k salaries reported, updated at February 1, 2023

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Top companies for Dentists in United States

  1. Affordable Dentures & Implants
    3.1
    448 reviews100 salaries reported
    $357,459per year
  2. $334,784per year
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Highest paying cities for Dentists near United States

  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $245,395 per year
    103 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $241,682 per year
    106 salaries reported
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
    $228,829 per year
    31 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $217,020 per year
    140 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $213,130 per year
    63 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $206,306 per year
    78 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $203,225 per year
    123 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $190,722 per year
    103 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $181,656 per year
    109 salaries reported
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Where can a Dentist earn more?

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Most common benefits for Dentists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Green card sponsorship
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan assistance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 178 ratings

61% of Dentists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Average $1,395 per day

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Common questions about salaries for a Dentist

As a dentist how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a dentist, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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