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 $160,300 ( $77.07 per hour) as of 2020, but the range typically falls between $103,660 and $196,140. 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, CA230$86.00$178,880
Chico, CA30$111.35$231,620
El Centro, CA50$95.80$199,270
Fresno, CA300$96.13$199,950
Corcoran, CA50$105.83$220,130
Los Angeles, CA4,110$65.87$137,020
Madera, CAn/a$94.11$195,740
Merced, CAn/a$104.46$217,280
Modesto, CA200$97.44$202,670
Napa, CA40n/an/a
Ventura, CA290$71.07$147,830
Riverside, CA1,010$84.77$176,320
Sacramento, CA650$93.37$194,200
Salinas, CA110$87.24$181,460
San Diego, CA1,040$53.63$111,560
San Francisco, CA1,770$85.30$177,420
San Jose, CA750$94.63$196,830
San Luis Obispo, CAn/a$93.15$193,760
Santa Cruz, CA110$96.31$200,330
Santa Barbara, CA180$70.57$146,790
Santa Rosa, CA130$98.37$204,610
Stockton, CA230n/an/a
Vallejo, CA140$114.58$238,330

All data above was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2020.


Please note: salaries over $208,000 are capped