Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists

All dentists not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,150 6.5 % $79.22 $164,780 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $36.28 $52.77 $74.51 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $75,460 $109,760 $154,990 (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,430 0.29 $91.46 $190,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,130 0.10 $69.53 $144,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 220 0.00 $61.47 $127,860
Offices of Physicians 100 0.00 $73.87 $153,650
Employment Services 60 0.00 $55.19 $114,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,430 0.29 $91.46 $190,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,130 0.10 $69.53 $144,620
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $90.59 $188,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 220 0.00 $61.47 $127,860
Home Health Care Services 30 0.00 $50.26 $104,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,430 0.29 $91.46 $190,240
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $90.59 $188,430
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $73.87 $153,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,130 0.10 $69.53 $144,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 220 (7) $61.47 $127,860


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 740 0.05 1.30 $71.59 $148,910
Ohio 450 0.09 2.24 $103.38 $215,040
Michigan 300 0.08 1.94 $60.61 $126,070
Illinois 300 0.05 1.32 $83.52 $173,730
Oregon 260 0.16 4.08 $101.02 $210,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 260 0.16 4.08 $101.02 $210,130
Ohio 450 0.09 2.24 $103.38 $215,040
Michigan 300 0.08 1.94 $60.61 $126,070
Oklahoma 110 0.07 1.84 (8) (8)
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.51 $93.52 $194,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $108.24 $225,140
Ohio 450 0.09 2.24 $103.38 $215,040
Indiana 80 0.03 0.73 $102.20 $212,570
Wisconsin 110 0.04 1.03 $101.14 $210,370
Oregon 260 0.16 4.08 $101.02 $210,130





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.57 $84.67 $176,110
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.12 3.09 $62.40 $129,790
Columbus, OH 140 0.15 3.73 $113.42 $235,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.60 $54.93 $114,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 2.41 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 90 0.04 1.06 $92.51 $192,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.20 $100.12 $208,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.52 $73.30 $152,460
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.10 $105.79 $220,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 70 0.04 0.97 $77.27 $160,730




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 0.23 5.80 (8) (8)
El Paso, TX 40 0.16 4.09 $52.13 $108,440
Columbus, OH 140 0.15 3.73 $113.42 $235,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.12 3.09 $62.40 $129,790
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.12 3.10 $118.87 $247,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 2.41 (8) (8)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.10 $105.79 $220,040
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.07 1.76 $102.12 $212,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.57 $84.67 $176,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.36 $66.86 $139,070




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.12 3.10 $118.87 $247,240
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $113.73 $236,560
Columbus, OH 140 0.15 3.73 $113.42 $235,920
Bend, OR (8) (8) (8) $107.39 $223,380
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.10 $105.79 $220,040
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $104.47 $217,290
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.07 1.76 $102.12 $212,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.20 $100.12 $208,240


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013