Life As a Dentist
Position Description All dentists not listed separately.
Related Job Titles
- Oral Pathologist
- Maxillofacial Pathology
Job Demand for Dentists
In the United States, there were 6,400 jobs for Dentist in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.1% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 900 new jobs for Dentist by 2026. The BLS estimates 300 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Dentist are Tennessee, Missouri, and Alaska. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, South Dakota, or South Carolina. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Dentist Average Salary
The average yearly salary of a Dentist ranges between $87,250 and $208,000.
Dentists who work in Minnesota, Nebraska, or New Jersey, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Dentists in different U.S. states.
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Where Dentists Work
The table below shows the approximate number of Dentists employed by various industries.
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