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Dentist salary in United States

How much does a Dentist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $213,275
Low $129,379
High $351,572
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a dentist is $213,275 per year in the United States. 11.3k salaries reported, updated at August 7, 2022.

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Top companies for Dentists in United States

  1. Curative
    58 reviews7 salaries reported
    $442,512per year
  2. $327,892per year
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Highest paying cities for Dentists in United States

  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $243,181 per year
    92 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $239,722 per year
    87 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $223,566 per year
    107 salaries reported
  1. Boston, MA
    $223,451 per year
    91 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $216,363 per year
    51 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $214,903 per year
    132 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $205,676 per year
    63 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $205,335 per year
    105 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $200,853 per year
    120 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?


1,322 job openings

Average $295,151 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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