Pediatric Dentistry | Salary Averages


The demand for pediatric dentistry has been on the rise for some time, and it doesn’t seem as if that will change. It was projected that 39,000 new pediatric dentistry jobs would open in 2016.

The salary for pediatric dentists reflects this high demand. Learn more about the factors affecting dentists’ pay.

Pediatric Dentist Salaries

The national average pediatric dentistry salary is $238,887. There are a lot of different factors that affect a dentistry salary, including:

  • The number of patients you see each day
  • Pediatric dentistry experience
  • Where you practice

Top 5 States for Pediatric Dentistry Jobs

The list below reflects the 5 U.S. states with the highest average pediatric dentistry salary:

  1. New York – $239,914
  2. Massachusetts – $238,726
  3. Maryland – $224,589
  4. California – $221,330
  5. West Virginia – $220,681

Providing Dental Care for Children

Pediatric dentistry is one of the 9 dental specialist fields recognized by the American Dental Association. These dentists provide infants and children (including those with special needs) with primary and specialized oral health care.

A pediatric dentist’s work will take place in a clinic or office, but some dentists may also be employed in hospitals. Pediatric dental care providers typically work 5-6 days a week, depending on their practice.

Connect with a Hunter & Spence Dental Career Consultant to learn more about pediatric dentist employment.  




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