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Income and Gross Billings


What is a dentist’s average net income?

The average net income for a private practitioner in 2013 was $180,950 for a general practitioner and $283,900 for a specialist.

Source: Income, Gross Billings, and Expenses: Selected 2013 Results from the Survey of Dental Practice (Tables in Excel).  Available as a free download.

Related Item: Dentist Earnings Not Recovering with Economic Growth. Health Policy Institute Research Brief. Available as a free download.

 

What are a dentist’s average annual gross billings?

The average gross billings per dentist for owner dentists in 2013 was $646,440 for a general practitioner and $857,110 for a specialist.

Source: Income, Gross Billings, and Expenses: Selected 2013 Results from the Survey of Dental Practice (Tables in Excel).  Available as a free download.

 

Does the ADA have information on income by state and city?

No. The Survey of Dental Practice series only provides information on a national level and by the nine U.S. Census regions. The latest available data by U.S. Census regions is from 2009.

Source: 2010 Survey of Dental Practice – Income from the Private Practice of DentistryAvailable as a free download to ADA members.

 

What is the average salary for dental school faculty?

The ADA does not collect or publish this information. Contact the American Dental Education Association at 202.289.7201 or www.adea.org and ask about their Faculty Salary Survey.

 

Does the ADA have income information for dentists during their first year?

No. Due to sampling at the national level, the number of dental school graduates each year is generally too small to report reliable numbers. The Survey of Dental Practice – Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry does present income averages for dentists who graduated in the last ten years; the latest available data is from 2009.

Related item: 2010 Survey of Dental Practice – Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry. Available as a free download to ADA members.

 

What is the average hourly salary of a full-time dental hygienist and a full-time chairside dental assistant?

Nationally, dentists reported paying full-time dental hygienists $35.10 per hour in 2013. Full-time chairside dental assistants were reported to earn $18.30 an hour in 2013.

Source: Employment of Dental Practice Personnel: Selected 2013 Results from the Survey of Dental Practice (Tables in Excel). Available as a free download.

 

Does the ADA have information on dental hygienist and/or dental assistant salaries by state?

No. The Employment of Dental Practice Personnel: Selected 2012 Results from the Survey of Dental Practice (Tables in Excel) only provides information on a national level.

Related Item: You may visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to look up wage information for a variety of occupations at the national, state, metropolitan or non-metropolitan area (http://data.bls.gov/oes/). The dental hygienist occupation falls under the category for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations. The dental assistant occupation falls under the category for Healthcare Support Occupations.