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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists

All dentists not listed separately.


National estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists
Industry profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists
Geographic profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists

National estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,610 9.3 % $ 93.72 $ 194,930 5.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 39.01 $ 66.86 $ 88.12 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 81,140 $ 139,080 $ 183,300 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Dentists, All Other Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 3,250 0.38 $ 98.40 $ 204,670
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.10 $ 89.92 $ 187,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 0.00 $ 66.17 $ 137,630
Offices of Physicians 50 0.00 $ 76.84 $ 159,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 3,250 0.38 $ 98.40 $ 204,670
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.10 $ 89.92 $ 187,040
Offices of Physicians 50 0.00 $ 76.84 $ 159,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 0.00 $ 66.17 $ 137,630

Top paying industries for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 3,250 0.38 $ 98.40 $ 204,670
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.10 $ 89.92 $ 187,040
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $ 76.84 $ 159,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 (7) $ 66.17 $ 137,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $ 44.71 $ 93,000


Geographic profile for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Dentists, All Other Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 710 0.57 14.03 $ 70.33 $ 146,280
Texas 570 0.05 1.16 $ 83.35 $ 173,380
California 440 0.03 0.67 $ 98.97 $ 205,860
New York 260 0.03 0.74 $ 99.18 $ 206,290
Florida 230 0.03 0.69 $ 84.28 $ 175,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 710 0.57 14.03 $ 70.33 $ 146,280
New Mexico 70 0.09 2.35 $ 103.02 $ 214,290
Maryland 150 0.06 1.51 $ 64.50 $ 134,170
Massachusetts 200 0.06 1.50 $ 95.06 $ 197,720
West Virginia 40 0.05 1.35 $ 87.09 $ 181,140




Top paying states for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 132.38 $ 275,350
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $ 131.08 $ 272,640
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $ 130.18 $ 270,760
Louisiana 80 0.05 1.12 $ 122.16 $ 254,090
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $ 117.03 $ 243,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 650 0.73 18.00 $ 69.78 $ 145,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 0.90 $ 111.09 $ 231,060
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 170 0.04 0.96 $ 98.33 $ 204,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.76 $ 81.04 $ 168,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.82 $ 51.63 $ 107,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.61 $ 99.64 $ 207,260
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.91 $ 113.46 $ 235,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.34 $ 77.73 $ 161,670
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 1.20 $ 79.59 $ 165,550




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 650 0.73 18.00 $ 69.78 $ 145,140
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 1.20 $ 79.59 $ 165,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 170 0.04 0.96 $ 98.33 $ 204,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.91 $ 113.46 $ 235,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 0.90 $ 111.09 $ 231,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.82 $ 51.63 $ 107,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.76 $ 81.04 $ 168,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.61 $ 99.64 $ 207,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.34 $ 77.73 $ 161,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 139.14 $ 289,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 0.91 $ 113.46 $ 235,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 112.02 $ 233,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 0.90 $ 111.09 $ 231,060
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 101.24 $ 210,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.61 $ 99.64 $ 207,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 170 0.04 0.96 $ 98.33 $ 204,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 89.99 $ 187,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 90 0.03 0.76 $ 81.04 $ 168,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 8.79 $ 89.58 $ 186,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 8.79 $ 89.58 $ 186,330

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Dentists, All Other Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 8.79 $ 89.58 $ 186,330


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021