Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-1021 Dentists, General

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care. Excludes "Prosthodontists" (29-1024), "Orthodontists" (29-1023), "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons" (29-1022) and "Dentists, All Other Specialists" (29-1029).


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)
96,000 1.9 % $79.12 $164,570 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $34.73 $50.73 $70.36 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $72,240 $105,520 $146,340 (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 86,170 9.99 $80.47 $167,370
Offices of Physicians 3,030 0.13 $69.74 $145,050
Outpatient Care Centers 1,560 0.23 $69.59 $144,750
State Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 $70.13 $145,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,130 0.02 $63.41 $131,890

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 86,170 9.99 $80.47 $167,370
Outpatient Care Centers 1,560 0.23 $69.59 $144,750
Offices of Physicians 3,030 0.13 $69.74 $145,050
State Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 $70.13 $145,880
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.05 $68.37 $142,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 86,170 9.99 $80.47 $167,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $79.55 $165,470
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 330 0.04 $71.78 $149,300
Employment Services 600 0.02 $70.98 $147,630
State Government (OES Designation) 1,150 0.05 $70.13 $145,880


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 10,920 0.74 1.02 $71.04 $147,750
New York 7,600 0.88 1.22 $77.38 $160,950
Texas 6,840 0.63 0.87 $89.67 $186,520
Florida 5,340 0.72 0.99 $73.68 $153,260
Illinois 3,880 0.68 0.94 $64.07 $133,260




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)
Montana 470 1.08 1.48 $63.04 $131,120
Massachusetts 3,510 1.08 1.49 $81.87 $170,290
Utah 1,290 1.03 1.43 $54.63 $113,630
Nevada 1,180 1.02 1.41 $61.98 $128,920
Vermont 300 1.01 1.40 $103.56 $215,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 400 0.65 0.90 $110.12 $229,040
Delaware 270 0.65 0.90 $109.09 $226,910
Vermont 300 1.01 1.40 $103.56 $215,410
North Dakota 200 0.46 0.64 $100.46 $208,960
Alaska 210 0.64 0.88 $100.31 $208,650





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,180 0.99 1.37 $69.88 $145,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,050 0.77 1.06 $62.76 $130,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.69 0.95 $62.86 $130,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,200 1.26 1.74 $83.35 $173,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.89 1.22 $73.33 $152,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.86 1.19 $103.85 $216,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,830 0.79 1.10 $91.04 $189,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,470 0.53 0.74 $80.85 $168,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,430 0.80 1.11 $73.29 $152,430
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,410 1.27 1.76 $66.16 $137,610




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)
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 90 2.11 2.91 $61.23 $127,350
Hot Springs, AR 70 2.00 2.77 $60.74 $126,340
Kokomo, IN 70 1.74 2.40 $83.07 $172,780
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.72 2.37 $71.83 $149,400
Punta Gorda, FL 70 1.70 2.35 $84.30 $175,330
St. George, UT 80 1.68 2.33 $48.59 $101,060
Pocatello, ID 60 1.64 2.26 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 310 1.63 2.26 $55.57 $115,580
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 390 1.58 2.18 $67.06 $139,490
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 310 1.53 2.11 $49.57 $103,100