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With input from nearly 15,000 dental professionals nationwide, DentalPost’s annual dental salary survey report shares insights into salaries, compensation, bonuses, benefits and work conditions for the dental industry.
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Average compensation increased across all team positions for the second year in a row. However, the increases for some positions did not keep up with the national inflation rate.
While overall pay and job satisfaction increased, dental professionals are increasingly considering a job change or actively applying for jobs, including: 31.5% of dental hygienists, 29% of billing specialists, 27% of dental assistants, and 39% of dental front office team members.
As expected, higher pay was the leading reason dental employees changed jobs, followed by a more positive work environment and a more appreciative employer.
While employee incomes increased, self-employed dentists reportedly cut their own pay 2.25% on average to cover increasing overhead costs and staff salary increases.