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2024 Dentist Salary Report

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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Practice owners’ income increased a bit

Self-employed dentists earned 3.72% more, on average, in 2023 than they reported in 2022.

Associate dentists’ income increased over 10%

The average primary income of associate/employee dentists grew 11.27% year-over-year.

Compensation satisfaction is down

Compensation satisfaction among dentists decreased year-over-year. The compensation satisfaction of dentist-owners decreased by 22% in 2023 to 58.03% reporting they were satisfied or very satisfied. The compensation satisfaction of associates decreased by 26.14% in 2023 to 45.61% reporting they were satisfied or very satisfied.

Just under 20% of associates are applying for new jobs

19.64% of associates were actively applying for new jobs or planning to in 2024. Another 37.50% of associates reported they are considering applying for new jobs. The top motivation cited is higher pay.