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Position Description All dentists not listed separately.

  • Endodontist
  • Public Health Dentist
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Periodontist
  • Pedodontist

What Kind of Dentist Job Opportunities Are There?

There were about 6,400 jobs for Dentists in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 13.3% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 900 new jobs for Dentists by 2026. The BLS estimates 300 yearly job openings in this field per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Dentists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Dentists are California, Texas, and New York.

Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, South Dakota, or South Carolina. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Dentist

The typical yearly salary for Dentists is somewhere between $87,250 and $208,000. A Dentist median salary is $146,970.

Salary Ranges for Dentists

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

North Dakota

$263,240

Wisconsin

$238,170

Nebraska

$238,080

Minnesota

$217,410

Massachusetts

$214,460

Texas

$214,280

New Jersey

$212,150

Kentucky

$207,740

North Carolina

$207,640

South Dakota

$204,060

Louisiana

$199,510

Colorado

$196,120

California

$184,140

New York

$182,160

Arizona

$177,900

Arkansas

$175,030

Maryland

$165,800

Washington

$165,400

Georgia

$156,190

New Mexico

$153,820

Ohio

$152,080

Nevada

$143,240

South Carolina

$137,890

Tennessee

$134,700

Illinois

$127,280

Mississippi

$125,140

Michigan

$125,100

West Virginia

$121,880

Oklahoma

$116,150

Oregon

$115,930

Pennsylvania

$103,180

Where do Dentists Work?

Dentist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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