Dentist salary in United States

How much does a Dentist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a dentist is $207,666 per year in the United States. 8.7k salaries reported, updated at January 19, 2022.

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Highest paying cities for Dentists in United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $233,282 per year
    94 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $230,516 per year
    66 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $216,364 per year
    84 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $213,680 per year
    101 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $212,066 per year
    70 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $202,617 per year
    102 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $200,029 per year
    48 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $195,549 per year
    42 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $190,437 per year
    25 salaries reported
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Where can a Dentist earn more?

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Most common benefits for Dentists

  • Visa sponsorship
  • Green card sponsorship
  • Loan assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Loan repayment program
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • AD&D insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
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Salary satisfaction

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

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Common questions about salaries for a Dentist

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