Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
100,080 1.7 % $82.86 $172,350 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.84 $52.42 $73.42 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,310 $109,030 $152,700 (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 90,190 10.03 $84.06 $174,850
Offices of Physicians 2,850 0.11 $72.78 $151,380
Outpatient Care Centers 1,990 0.27 $72.39 $150,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,220 0.02 $64.37 $133,880
State Government (OES Designation) 1,000 0.05 $78.40 $163,070

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 90,190 10.03 $84.06 $174,850
Outpatient Care Centers 1,990 0.27 $72.39 $150,570
Offices of Physicians 2,850 0.11 $72.78 $151,380
State Government (OES Designation) 1,000 0.05 $78.40 $163,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 120 0.05 $59.90 $124,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 90,190 10.03 $84.06 $174,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $79.49 $165,340
Employment Services 620 0.02 $78.45 $163,180
State Government (OES Designation) 1,000 0.05 $78.40 $163,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 330 0.04 $77.71 $161,640


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 12,870 0.83 1.14 $81.97 $170,490
New York 8,190 0.91 1.26 $83.65 $173,980
Texas 8,140 0.70 0.97 $82.63 $171,870
Florida 5,570 0.70 0.97 $81.86 $170,270
Pennsylvania 3,940 0.69 0.95 $72.41 $150,620



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)
Massachusetts 3,470 1.02 1.41 $86.25 $179,390
New Mexico 770 0.96 1.33 $82.01 $170,570
Montana 410 0.92 1.27 $70.79 $147,250
Maryland 2,380 0.92 1.26 $76.11 $158,310
New York 8,190 0.91 1.26 $83.65 $173,980



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 330 0.76 1.04 $109.21 $227,160
New Hampshire 430 0.68 0.94 $104.71 $217,790
Alaska 200 0.62 0.85 $104.38 $217,120
North Dakota 240 0.54 0.74 $103.10 $214,450
North Carolina 3,160 0.77 1.06 $101.62 $211,370




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 6,170 0.95 1.31 $76.20 $158,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,850 0.69 0.96 $83.24 $173,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.92 1.26 $94.23 $195,990
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.56 0.77 $61.93 $128,810
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,900 1.08 1.49 $82.28 $171,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.74 1.02 $77.21 $160,590
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.09 1.50 $84.50 $175,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,490 0.79 1.09 $75.56 $157,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,460 0.50 0.69 $75.83 $157,720
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.23 1.69 $77.55 $161,300