Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
113,000 2.0 % $84.54 $175,840 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $35.01 $51.65 $73.00 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $72,810 $107,440 $151,850 (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 101,690 10.75 $85.74 $178,350
Offices of Physicians 2,910 0.11 $75.05 $156,110
Outpatient Care Centers 2,850 0.31 $77.12 $160,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,650 0.03 $67.85 $141,130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 940 0.04 $83.69 $174,070

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 101,690 10.75 $85.74 $178,350
Outpatient Care Centers 2,850 0.31 $77.12 $160,410
Offices of Physicians 2,910 0.11 $75.05 $156,110
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 170 0.05 $65.14 $135,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 940 0.04 $83.69 $174,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 30 0.01 $92.63 $192,680
Offices of Dentists 101,690 10.75 $85.74 $178,350
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 940 0.04 $83.69 $174,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 260 0.03 $83.01 $172,670
Outpatient Care Centers 2,850 0.31 $77.12 $160,410


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 17,240 1.01 1.30 $72.83 $151,490
New York 8,700 0.93 1.19 $79.10 $164,520
Texas 8,110 0.67 0.86 $89.27 $185,680
Florida 6,840 0.79 1.02 $80.42 $167,270
Illinois 4,820 0.80 1.03 $82.49 $171,590




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)
Utah 1,660 1.14 1.46 $66.81 $138,970
Oregon 1,980 1.05 1.35 $91.68 $190,690
Montana 480 1.05 1.34 $81.86 $170,260
Maryland 2,720 1.01 1.30 $73.06 $151,950
California 17,240 1.01 1.30 $72.83 $151,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 280 0.63 0.80 $127.14 $264,440
Alaska 240 0.76 0.98 $124.69 $259,350
Rhode Island 340 0.70 0.89 $122.21 $254,190
Minnesota 1,800 0.63 0.80 $109.27 $227,280
New Hampshire 490 0.75 0.96 $108.80 $226,300





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 9,650 1.02 1.30 $79.10 $164,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,120 1.00 1.28 $63.86 $132,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,690 0.80 1.02 $81.76 $170,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,920 1.21 1.55 $87.25 $181,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,720 0.76 0.98 $91.47 $190,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,680 0.85 1.09 $98.36 $204,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,320 0.84 1.07 $87.00 $180,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,300 0.86 1.10 $78.39 $163,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,200 0.74 0.94 $93.08 $193,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,150 0.75 0.96 $79.69 $165,750