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2022 Dental Salary Survey Report is LIVE!

Posted January 10, 2022

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
2022 Salary Survey
The Most Comprehensive Dental Industry Survey

The 2022 Salary Survey Report is live! DentalPost partnered with Endeavor media, including Dental Economics and RDH Magazine ,to survey over 13,000 dental professionals nationwide from August to September 2021. From compensation to work environments and job turnover rates, we heard from dentists, dental hygienists, dental front office staff, dental practice managers and dental billing specialists for the largest and most comprehensive dental professional salary survey of its kind.

So much has changed for the dental industry in the last year, and many dental professionals are wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. Our 2022 Dental Salary Survey Report, which is specific to each role, helps dental professionals and practices gauge competitive compensation and navigate career and hiring decisions.

For detailed reports for each position click below:

Dental Hygienists
Dental Assistants
General Front Office Staff Members
Dental Billing Specialists
Dental Practice Managers 

DentalPost’s annual salary survey provides the dental industry with the comprehensive data-driven content needed to make smart hiring and career decisions in today’s challenging and ever-changing dental employment market. This year, given the effects and impacts to dentistry from the pandemic and subsequent labor shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the survey was expanded to provide even greater contextual data to better serve dental professionals, including:

  • State-by-state income averages
  • Average and median income by position, experience
  • Type of employment, and type of practice setting 
  • Bonus compensation based on structure and size 
  • Employee benefits comparing private and corporate dental practices; 
  • Job turnover in the previous year
  • Income satisfaction
  • Dental staff raises in the last year 
  • Data around supplemental income, dental entrepreneurial side hustles/gigs 
  • Planned years to retirement
  • A more detailed breakdown of niche roles within the dental front office team including new profiles for Dental Practice Managers and Dental Billing Specialists. 
  • Practice workplace conditions, including schedules and clinical responsibilities

With hiring and employee retention the number one challenge facing dental practices today, we also wanted to give practice owners more insight into what they can do to be more competitive when it comes to recruiting. Practice owners who stay current on market rates will win the recruiting game and will be at less risk for employee turnover. In addition to this salary survey report, DentalPost will continue to provide ongoing data-driven guidance around some of the less tangible aspects of employee engagement, including satisfaction and sentiment.

See the 2022 Salary Survey Report.

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