Salary for General Dentists

Also known as:  Family Dentist

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Individuals in the profession of dentistry assist in preventative care and patient education regarding oral hygiene. Additionally, they treat diseases of the gums and oral mucosa, examine teeth and soft tissues, and provide treatment plans based on patient requirements. They may prescribe antibiotics, order prosthodontic devices and/or create oral prosthetics, administer local or general anesthesia, and treat malformations of the teeth and gums. They may also repair cavities and conduct root canals if necessary. A doctoral degree is generally required for this position, and additional certification may be necessary.

A General Dentist can get an average compensation of around 120000 and 180000 depending on seniority levels. Dentists, General will normally receive a pay level of One Hundred Fifty Nine Thousand Seven Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Dentists, General can obtain the highest pay in Maine, where they receive a compensation of approximately $205960. These people can obtain the highest compensation in Manufacturing, where they earn average compensation of $159510.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.15 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
General Dentists tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $159,510
Manufacturing $148,280
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $148,150
Public Administration $140,410
Finance and Insurance $119,630
Educational Services $116,030
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $116,030
Finance and Insurance $119,630
Public Administration $140,410
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $148,150
Manufacturing $148,280
Health Care and Social Assistance $159,510
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