Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,450 7.2 % $81.05 $168,580 4.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.50 $50.73 $81.78 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $53,050 $105,510 $170,110 (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 2,900 0.33 $89.74 $186,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,110 0.11 $72.24 $150,260
Individual and Family Services 70 0.00 (8) (8)
Offices of Physicians 70 0.00 $75.61 $157,260

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 2,900 0.33 $89.74 $186,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,110 0.11 $72.24 $150,260
Individual and Family Services 70 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 2,900 0.33 $89.74 $186,670
Offices of Physicians 70 (7) $75.61 $157,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,110 0.11 $72.24 $150,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $67.41 $140,200
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $36.91 $76,780


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 620 0.04 1.02 $61.47 $127,850
Ohio 560 0.11 2.66 $105.52 $219,480
Texas 390 0.04 0.87 $84.82 $176,430
Georgia 350 0.09 2.16 $95.84 $199,340
Illinois 310 0.05 1.34 (8) (8)




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 180 0.11 2.61 $105.83 $220,120
Ohio 560 0.11 2.66 $105.52 $219,480
Georgia 350 0.09 2.16 $95.84 $199,340
Arizona 190 0.08 1.89 $77.62 $161,460
Idaho 40 0.07 1.77 $119.35 $248,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 40 0.07 1.77 $119.35 $248,250
Tennessee 100 0.04 0.90 $108.58 $225,850
Louisiana 90 0.05 1.20 $106.22 $220,930
Oregon 180 0.11 2.61 $105.83 $220,120
Ohio 560 0.11 2.66 $105.52 $219,480





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 1.56 (8) (8)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 230 0.23 5.74 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 130 0.14 3.43 $118.83 $247,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.56 $57.78 $120,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 110 0.06 1.53 $78.87 $164,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.69 $77.85 $161,920
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.32 7.86 $56.70 $117,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.61 $81.18 $168,850
Savannah, GA 40 0.23 5.80 $112.28 $233,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.66 $62.86 $130,760




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)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.32 7.86 $56.70 $117,930
Savannah, GA 40 0.23 5.80 $112.28 $233,550
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 230 0.23 5.74 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 130 0.14 3.43 $118.83 $247,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 110 0.06 1.53 $78.87 $164,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 1.56 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.69 $77.85 $161,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.66 $62.86 $130,760
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.78 $77.46 $161,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.44 (8) (8)




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)
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $124.08 $258,090
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $119.44 $248,440
Columbus, OH 130 0.14 3.43 $118.83 $247,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $112.98 $234,990
Savannah, GA 40 0.23 5.80 $112.28 $233,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $110.47 $229,770
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $110.01 $228,810
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $99.00 $205,930
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $93.85 $195,220

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 10.72 $85.38 $177,590

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 10.72 $85.38 $177,590

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 & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 10.72 $85.38 $177,590


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015