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What is the average annual salary for Dentist?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Dentist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Dentist in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Dentist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Dentist in the United States is $151,262 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Dentist in the United States are expected to make less than $151,262.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $151,262
  • 10%$123,198
  • 25%$136,572
  • 75%$178,657
  • 90%$203,599

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Job Description for 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. Recommends braces or surgery to correct any malformations. Requires a degree in dentistry from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. May require 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. View Dentist job description

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Similar Job Titles:  Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist

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