Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists

All dentists not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,010 8.2 % $77.98 $162,190 4.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.27 $51.61 $77.41 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $58,790 $107,350 $161,020 (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,620 0.32 $91.31 $189,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,010 0.10 $66.52 $138,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 0.00 $47.64 $99,090
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $85.33 $177,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,620 0.32 $91.31 $189,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,010 0.10 $66.52 $138,350
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $85.33 $177,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 0.00 $47.64 $99,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,620 0.32 $91.31 $189,920
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $85.33 $177,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,010 0.10 $66.52 $138,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $47.64 $99,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 520 0.04 0.94 $88.77 $184,630
Illinois 370 0.07 1.70 $68.26 $141,970
Texas 330 0.03 0.81 $71.81 $149,360
Maryland 250 0.10 2.54 $71.91 $149,580
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 1.12 $97.98 $203,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 240 0.16 3.93 $105.62 $219,690
Maryland 250 0.10 2.54 $71.91 $149,580
Hawaii 60 0.10 2.51 $100.21 $208,440
Illinois 370 0.07 1.70 $68.26 $141,970
Michigan 240 0.06 1.60 $67.24 $139,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $118.26 $245,980
Oregon 240 0.16 3.93 $105.62 $219,690
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $100.98 $210,030
Hawaii 60 0.10 2.51 $100.21 $208,440
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 1.12 $97.98 $203,790

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 1.09 $76.32 $158,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.46 $60.77 $126,410
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.07 1.65 $56.71 $117,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 2.41 $62.13 $129,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 1.34 $98.97 $205,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.36 $80.43 $167,300
Honolulu, HI 50 0.13 3.17 $104.31 $216,960
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 1.04 $72.88 $151,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Honolulu, HI 50 0.13 3.17 $104.31 $216,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 2.41 $62.13 $129,240
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.07 1.65 $56.71 $117,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 1.34 $98.97 $205,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 1.09 $76.32 $158,750
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 1.04 $72.88 $151,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.46 $60.77 $126,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.36 $80.43 $167,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $117.22 $243,810
Bend, OR (8) (8) (8) $112.47 $233,940
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $109.78 $228,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $107.75 $224,120
Honolulu, HI 50 0.13 3.17 $104.31 $216,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 1.34 $98.97 $205,850
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $96.26 $200,210
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $96.09 $199,860
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $88.45 $183,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 12.32 $68.57 $142,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 12.32 $68.57 $142,620

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 12.32 $68.57 $142,620
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $50.60 $105,240


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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