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How much do dentists make?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that dentists make a mean annual income of $180,830 as of May 2020, which is approximately $86.94 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of dentists earned less than $81,060, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $158,940.
Note: This salary data is for general dentistry. It excludes specialities such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and prosthodontists.
How much do dentists earn in each state?
The table below compares dentist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of dentists in each state as well as the number of dentists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.