Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
105,620 1.9 % $83.59 $173,860 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.54 $51.05 $73.99 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $67,690 $106,180 $153,900 (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 95,330 10.39 $84.84 $176,470
Offices of Physicians 2,770 0.11 $73.23 $152,320
Outpatient Care Centers 2,540 0.31 $75.00 $156,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,500 0.03 $62.60 $130,200
State Government (OES Designation) 960 0.04 $80.31 $167,050

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 95,330 10.39 $84.84 $176,470
Outpatient Care Centers 2,540 0.31 $75.00 $156,000
Offices of Physicians 2,770 0.11 $73.23 $152,320
State Government (OES Designation) 960 0.04 $80.31 $167,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $60.88 $126,620

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 $88.76 $184,620
Offices of Dentists 95,330 10.39 $84.84 $176,470
Employment Services 380 0.01 $83.19 $173,030
State Government (OES Designation) 960 0.04 $80.31 $167,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $79.94 $166,280


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 14,950 0.94 1.24 $79.01 $164,330
Texas 8,420 0.72 0.95 $82.62 $171,850
New York 7,710 0.85 1.13 $81.88 $170,300
Florida 5,900 0.72 0.95 $79.89 $166,180
Illinois 4,540 0.77 1.02 $75.07 $156,150




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)
New Mexico 780 0.97 1.29 $80.60 $167,650
Michigan 4,000 0.95 1.26 $82.82 $172,270
California 14,950 0.94 1.24 $79.01 $164,330
Massachusetts 3,210 0.93 1.23 $90.39 $188,020
Arizona 2,480 0.93 1.24 $81.11 $168,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 340 0.78 1.03 $113.53 $236,130
North Carolina 3,190 0.75 1.00 $113.47 $236,020
Alaska 270 0.83 1.11 $112.61 $234,240
New Hampshire 490 0.76 1.01 $106.00 $220,480
Nevada 910 0.71 0.95 $101.29 $210,690





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,010 0.91 1.21 $76.21 $158,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,790 0.90 1.19 $73.23 $152,310
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,650 0.73 0.97 $66.57 $138,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.84 1.11 $85.29 $177,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.79 1.06 $84.09 $174,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,840 0.95 1.26 $80.18 $166,780
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.14 1.51 $77.87 $161,960
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,610 0.89 1.18 $84.26 $175,270
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,550 1.14 1.51 $73.52 $152,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,530 0.60 0.79 $78.47 $163,210