Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
97,990 2.0 % $80.20 $166,810 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.61 $52.09 $71.90 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $69,910 $108,360 $149,540 (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 88,280 10.01 $81.42 $169,360
Offices of Physicians 2,770 0.11 $69.78 $145,140
Outpatient Care Centers 1,880 0.27 $70.13 $145,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,230 0.02 $64.49 $134,140
State Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $75.13 $156,270

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 88,280 10.01 $81.42 $169,360
Outpatient Care Centers 1,880 0.27 $70.13 $145,870
Offices of Physicians 2,770 0.11 $69.78 $145,140
State Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $75.13 $156,270
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.05 $73.34 $152,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 88,280 10.01 $81.42 $169,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $79.41 $165,180
State Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $75.13 $156,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 280 0.04 $73.74 $153,380
Employment Services 620 0.02 $73.37 $152,610


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 12,080 0.80 1.10 $74.65 $155,270
New York 8,310 0.94 1.30 $78.86 $164,030
Texas 7,100 0.63 0.87 $89.31 $185,760
Florida 5,670 0.74 1.02 $78.64 $163,570
Michigan 3,680 0.90 1.25 $77.42 $161,040



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)
Massachusetts 3,520 1.06 1.46 $84.27 $175,280
Montana 450 1.00 1.38 $62.69 $130,390
Maryland 2,500 0.98 1.35 $76.84 $159,830
Utah 1,240 0.97 1.33 $54.32 $112,990
South Dakota 390 0.95 1.30 $79.13 $164,590



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 290 0.68 0.94 $108.09 $224,830
New Hampshire 430 0.68 0.94 $104.92 $218,230
Alaska 210 0.66 0.91 $98.98 $205,880
North Carolina 3,020 0.75 1.03 $98.95 $205,820
Vermont 170 0.56 0.78 $98.44 $204,760




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 5,540 1.03 1.42 $74.04 $153,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.68 0.94 $70.52 $146,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.61 0.84 $62.67 $130,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,050 1.14 1.57 $87.92 $182,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.82 1.14 $72.78 $151,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.77 1.07 $107.16 $222,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,540 0.65 0.89 $91.62 $190,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,540 0.84 1.16 $64.84 $134,860
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,510 0.53 0.73 $83.10 $172,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.79 1.09 $86.68 $180,300



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 100 2.23 3.07 $53.22 $110,700
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 400 1.94 2.67 $43.80 $91,090
Hot Springs, AR 70 1.83 2.53 $42.46 $88,320
Port St. Lucie, FL 230 1.79 2.47 $109.55 $227,870
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.73 2.39 $62.42 $129,840
Elmira, NY 60 1.60 2.20 $80.83 $168,130
Flint, MI 210 1.58 2.18 $87.16 $181,300
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 220 1.57 2.17 $67.22 $139,810
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 70 1.51 2.09 $61.79 $128,530
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 60 1.51 2.08 (8) (8)