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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists

All dentists not listed separately.


National estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists
Industry profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists
Geographic profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists

National estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,750 11.1 % $ 86.25 $ 179,400 5.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 37.02 $ 41.46 $ 84.21 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 76,990 $ 86,230 $ 175,160 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,220 0.23 $ 86.10 $ 179,100
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,210 0.10 $ 90.78 $ 188,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 0.00 $ 43.07 $ 89,590
Offices of Physicians 40 0.00 $ 101.18 $ 210,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,220 0.23 $ 86.10 $ 179,100
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,210 0.10 $ 90.78 $ 188,810
Offices of Physicians 40 0.00 $ 101.18 $ 210,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 0.00 $ 43.07 $ 89,590

Top paying industries for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $ 101.18 $ 210,440
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,210 0.10 $ 90.78 $ 188,810
Offices of Dentists 2,220 0.23 $ 86.10 $ 179,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 (7) $ 43.07 $ 89,590


Geographic profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

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



Map of employment of dentists, all other specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 310 0.04 1.07 $ 83.40 $ 173,470
New York 240 0.03 0.82 $ 77.54 $ 161,290
Texas 170 0.01 0.41 (8) (8)
Minnesota 120 0.04 1.33 $ 90.17 $ 187,550
Pennsylvania 110 0.02 0.58 $ 70.77 $ 147,200


Map of location quotient of dentists, all other specialists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 60 0.12 3.65 $ 92.38 $ 192,150
West Virginia 60 0.09 2.62 $ 74.50 $ 154,960
New Mexico 60 0.08 2.36 $ 106.18 $ 220,850
Louisiana 90 0.05 1.41 $ 62.03 $ 129,010
Minnesota 120 0.04 1.33 $ 90.17 $ 187,550


Map of annual mean wages of dentists, all other specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $ 150.08 $ 312,170
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $ 106.36 $ 221,230
New Mexico 60 0.08 2.36 $ 106.18 $ 220,850
Tennessee 30 0.01 0.33 $ 103.39 $ 215,040
South Carolina 50 0.03 0.76 $ 100.48 $ 209,000



Map of employment of dentists, all other specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

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 190 0.02 0.64 $ 75.94 $ 157,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 1.35 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.98 $ 64.24 $ 133,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 0.80 $ 82.25 $ 171,090
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.03 1.01 $ 74.28 $ 154,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.55 $ 77.68 $ 161,560
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.16 4.78 $ 64.70 $ 134,570
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.77 $ 89.99 $ 187,170


Map of location quotient of dentists, all other specialists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.16 4.78 $ 64.70 $ 134,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 1.35 (8) (8)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.03 1.01 $ 74.28 $ 154,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.98 $ 64.24 $ 133,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 0.80 $ 82.25 $ 171,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.77 $ 89.99 $ 187,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 190 0.02 0.64 $ 75.94 $ 157,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.55 $ 77.68 $ 161,560


Map of annual mean wages of dentists, all other specialists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.77 $ 89.99 $ 187,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 86.98 $ 180,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 0.80 $ 82.25 $ 171,090
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 78.79 $ 163,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.55 $ 77.68 $ 161,560
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $ 76.50 $ 159,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 190 0.02 0.64 $ 75.94 $ 157,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.03 1.01 $ 74.28 $ 154,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 66.20 $ 137,690
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.16 4.78 $ 64.70 $ 134,570


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022