The median pay for dentists is $153,900, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
New dental school graduates won’t be earning this much right away.
But they will start with relatively high pay, with a median entry-level salary of $118,800, according to PayScale.
What type of dentist gets paid the most?
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Dentists who chose to specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgery reported the highest average annual salary, $217,380, according to the May 2011 data published by the BLS.
Do dentists earn a lot of money?
Dentists in some places are so well compensated that they earn more than the average doctor. According to a 2012 report in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the average hourly wage of a dentist in America is $69.60 vs. $67.30 for a physician. As recently as 1996, dentists were making less than doctors.
How much do Dentist earn a month?
This means that a dentist earns a median monthly salary of about $13,100. Factors such as the number of hours worked, complexity of the patient mix, specialty and location can influence the dentist median pay/annual salary.
How much do dentist practice owners make?
On average, general practices are bringing in $771,000 in annual revenue and specialists are bringing in $1.1 million. So why aren’t dentists making more money?