Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
4,590 10.4 % $96.15 $199,980 4.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.26 $67.33 $91.75 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $85,810 $140,050 $190,840 (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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,160 0.11 $79.95 $166,300
Offices of Dentists 2,010 0.22 $118.18 $245,800
Offices of Physicians 100 0.00 $106.25 $221,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 0.00 $66.33 $137,970

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 2,010 0.22 $118.18 $245,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,160 0.11 $79.95 $166,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 0.00 $66.33 $137,970
Offices of Physicians 100 0.00 $106.25 $221,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,010 0.22 $118.18 $245,800
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $106.25 $221,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,160 0.11 $79.95 $166,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $66.33 $137,970


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 420 0.03 0.78 $98.86 $205,630
Florida 390 0.05 1.43 $111.03 $230,940
New York 370 0.04 1.24 $96.22 $200,140
North Carolina 160 0.04 1.18 $115.93 $241,130
New Jersey 140 0.03 1.07 $73.95 $153,820




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)
South Dakota 30 0.08 2.59 $102.37 $212,920
New Mexico 60 0.07 2.27 $100.32 $208,660
Florida 390 0.05 1.43 $111.03 $230,940
North Carolina 160 0.04 1.18 $115.93 $241,130
New York 370 0.04 1.24 $96.22 $200,140




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) $129.89 $270,180
Utah (8) (8) (8) $123.94 $257,800
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $121.30 $252,300
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $117.24 $243,860
Texas (8) (8) (8) $117.16 $243,690



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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 350 0.05 1.63 $99.60 $207,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.45 $82.94 $172,520
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 3.29 $73.17 $152,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.88 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.42 $80.18 $166,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.38 $82.24 $171,050


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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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 3.29 $73.17 $152,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.05 1.63 $99.60 $207,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.88 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.42 $80.18 $166,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.45 $82.94 $172,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.38 $82.24 $171,050


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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $135.97 $282,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $134.78 $280,350
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $123.34 $256,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $108.00 $224,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.05 1.63 $99.60 $207,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.45 $82.94 $172,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.38 $82.24 $171,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.42 $80.18 $166,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $79.42 $165,190


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018