Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
4,850 8.0 % $80.77 $168,000 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $39.33 $55.11 $78.01 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $81,810 $114,620 $162,260 (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 2,320 0.28 $95.51 $198,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,080 0.10 $68.48 $142,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 0.00 $55.43 $115,280
Offices of Physicians 50 0.00 $69.34 $144,230
Outpatient Care Centers 50 0.01 (8) (8)

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 2,320 0.28 $95.51 $198,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,080 0.10 $68.48 $142,440
Outpatient Care Centers 50 0.01 (8) (8)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 0.00 $55.43 $115,280
Offices of Physicians 50 0.00 $69.34 $144,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,320 0.28 $95.51 $198,650
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $69.34 $144,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,080 0.10 $68.48 $142,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 (7) $55.43 $115,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $42.48 $88,360


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 840 0.06 1.58 $79.28 $164,910
Michigan 260 0.07 1.76 $69.94 $145,470
Ohio 240 0.05 1.27 $88.56 $184,210
Oregon 230 0.15 3.88 $106.97 $222,510
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.60 $95.58 $198,800




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 230 0.15 3.88 $106.97 $222,510
Michigan 260 0.07 1.76 $69.94 $145,470
West Virginia 40 0.06 1.56 $93.73 $194,960
Oklahoma 100 0.06 1.69 $45.49 $94,620
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.60 $95.58 $198,800




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) (5) (5)
Oregon 230 0.15 3.88 $106.97 $222,510
Arkansas (8) (8) (8) $104.46 $217,280
Nebraska 30 0.04 1.02 $98.95 $205,820
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.60 $95.58 $198,800





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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.12 3.30 $64.99 $135,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 2.12 $47.47 $98,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.47 $59.76 $124,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.55 $72.97 $151,770
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.19 $103.20 $214,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.89 $67.81 $141,040
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 3.74 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 1.30 $92.22 $191,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.86 $88.01 $183,070




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 3.74 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 150 0.12 3.30 $64.99 $135,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 2.12 $47.47 $98,740
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.19 $103.20 $214,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 1.30 $92.22 $191,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.89 $67.81 $141,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.86 $88.01 $183,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.47 $59.76 $124,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.55 $72.97 $151,770




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) $118.96 $247,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $112.19 $233,360
Bend, OR (8) (8) (8) $107.62 $223,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $107.53 $223,660
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.19 $103.20 $214,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 1.30 $92.22 $191,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $88.13 $183,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.86 $88.01 $183,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $80.36 $167,140


About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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