Dentist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Dentist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Puerto Rico $47,640
Delaware $233,860
New Hampshire $225,140
Rhode Island $206,600
Connecticut $199,300
Alaska $198,950
District of Columbia $181,410
Maine $169,000
Arkansas $168,420
North Carolina $167,600
Oregon $167,530
Washington $167,030
Hawaii $166,800
Wisconsin $166,800
Alabama $166,640
Ohio $166,180
Kansas $165,550
New Mexico $164,660
Massachusetts $164,480
California $164,420
Arizona $164,060
Michigan $164,060
Minnesota $163,210
Iowa $163,140
North Dakota $162,910
Missouri $162,650
Mississippi $162,390
Indiana $161,790
Maryland $160,690
Georgia $158,300
New York $154,130
Oklahoma $154,070
Virginia $145,990
Texas $144,680
New Jersey $143,120
Montana $141,860
Wyoming $132,360
Florida $131,850
Vermont $131,770
Nevada $130,600
Tennessee $130,600
Pennsylvania $130,280
Illinois $129,580
Nebraska $128,190
South Dakota $128,190
Colorado $128,050
Kentucky $127,960
West Virginia $123,030
Louisiana $121,020
Idaho $109,580
South Carolina $105,420
Utah $102,200

How do dentist salaries compare to similar careers?

Dentists earn about the same as related careers in Maryland. On average, they make less than orthodontists but more than chiropractors.

Career Median Salary
Orthodontist salary $337K
Dentist salary $161K
Podiatrist salary $132K
Veterinarian salary $127K
Coroner salary $77K
Chiropractor salary $78K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)