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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
5,330 11.8 % $85.59 $178,040 5.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $45.31 $54.73 $70.78 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $94,240 $113,830 $147,220 (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 2,800 0.29 $107.16 $222,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,120 0.11 $59.90 $124,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 0.00 $69.08 $143,680
Offices of Physicians 80 0.00 $87.70 $182,420

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 2,800 0.29 $107.16 $222,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,120 0.11 $59.90 $124,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 0.00 $69.08 $143,680
Offices of Physicians 80 0.00 $87.70 $182,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,800 0.29 $107.16 $222,900
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $87.70 $182,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 (7) $69.08 $143,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,120 0.11 $59.90 $124,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $40.24 $83,690


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)
Texas 670 0.05 1.48 $103.48 $215,250
California 420 0.02 0.66 $88.73 $184,560
New York 280 0.03 0.81 $90.33 $187,880
Massachusetts 270 0.08 2.09 $98.41 $204,700
Florida 250 0.03 0.78 $67.90 $141,230




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)
Nebraska 90 0.09 2.44 $107.62 $223,850
New Mexico 70 0.08 2.17 $91.91 $191,170
Massachusetts 270 0.08 2.09 $98.41 $204,700
Louisiana 110 0.06 1.55 $110.43 $229,690
West Virginia 30 0.05 1.36 $57.82 $120,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $127.08 $264,330
New Jersey 160 0.04 1.09 $117.34 $244,060
Minnesota 120 0.04 1.15 $117.20 $243,770
Louisiana 110 0.06 1.55 $110.43 $229,690
Nebraska 90 0.09 2.44 $107.62 $223,850





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 1.08 $106.41 $221,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 2.16 $114.09 $237,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 180 0.04 1.08 $78.94 $164,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.82 $74.57 $155,110
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60 0.02 0.58 $41.27 $85,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.73 $77.57 $161,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 50 0.02 0.66 $95.57 $198,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.03 0.95 $89.55 $186,260
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.34 $67.34 $140,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 1.11 $70.93 $147,540




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 2.16 $114.09 $237,310
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.34 $67.34 $140,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 1.08 $106.41 $221,330
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 1.11 $70.93 $147,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 180 0.04 1.08 $78.94 $164,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.82 $74.57 $155,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.03 0.95 $89.55 $186,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.73 $77.57 $161,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 50 0.02 0.66 $95.57 $198,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60 0.02 0.58 $41.27 $85,840




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $132.76 $276,140
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $128.12 $266,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 2.16 $114.09 $237,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 1.08 $106.41 $221,330
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $98.59 $205,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 50 0.02 0.66 $95.57 $198,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.03 0.95 $89.55 $186,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 180 0.04 1.08 $78.94 $164,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.03 0.73 $77.57 $161,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.82 $74.57 $155,110


About May 2019 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 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020