What is the average Dentist salary for California?

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How much does a Dentist make in California? The average Dentist salary in California is $165,950 ( $79.78 per hour) as of 2021, but the range typically falls between $78,850 and $>208,000. Dentist salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, as well as years of experience.

Average Dentist salary for California

(Percentile wage estimates for Dentists)

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Average Dentist salary by metro-area

CityEmployed DentistsAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Bakersfield, CA270$73.36$152,590
Chico, CA80$82.84$172,310
El Centro, CA40$95.40$198,440
Fresno, CA480$96.12$199,940
Corcoran, CA60$93.80$195,110
Los Angeles, CAn/a$72.86$151,540
Madera, CA60$88.40$183,880
Merced, CA50$86.90$180,750
Modesto, CA160$87.84$182,720
Napa, CA80$88.08$183,210
Ventura, CA540$60.28$125,380
Riverside, CA1,590$79.35$165,050
Sacramento, CA860$96.67$201,080
Salinas, CA120$112.70$234,410
San Diego, CA1,660$66.83$139,000
San Francisco, CA2,250$87.36$181,700
San Jose, CA820$80.79$168,050
San Luis Obispo, CA90$82.92$172,460
Santa Cruz, CA100$106.35$221,210
Santa Barbara, CA190$101.12$210,330
Santa Rosa, CA170$73.46$152,790
Stockton, CA260$86.50$179,930
Vallejo, CA130$110.48$229,800
Porterville, CA130$77.06$160,280
Yuba City, CA60$88.88$184,870

All data above was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2021.

Please note: salaries over $208,000 are capped