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Dentist salary in California

How much does a Dentist make in California?

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The average salary for a dentist is $197,952 per year in California. 1.4k salaries reported, updated at August 10, 2022.

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Top companies for Dentists in California

  1. Rewards Dental
    20 reviews15 salaries reported
    $327,892per year
  2. $306,891per year
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Highest paying cities for Dentists in California

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $223,042 per year
    25 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $212,278 per year
    35 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $200,320 per year
    104 salaries reported
  1. Irvine, CA
    $198,800 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $195,701 per year
    42 salaries reported
  3. Anaheim, CA
    $182,166 per year
    32 salaries reported
  1. Bakersfield, CA
    $181,911 per year
    23 salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA
    $180,887 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. Huntington Park, CA
    $171,835 per year
    13 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 California?


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Average $310,126 per year

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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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