Median annual earnings of salaried dentists is about $142,870.
Earnings vary according to number of years in practice, location, hours
worked, and specialty. Self-employed dentists in private practice tend
to earn more than do salaried dentists.
Dentists who are salaried often
receive benefits paid by their employer, with health insurance and
malpractice insurance being among the most common. However, like other
business owners, self-employed dentists must provide their own health
insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and other benefits.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.