How dental pay has changed in the last five years

The average annual salary for dentists has gradually increased over the years, with a 4 percent increase from 2016 to 2020, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Here is the annual dentist salary from 2016-20, the most recent year data was available. 

2020: $180,830

2019: $178,260

2018: $175,840

2017: $174,110

2016: $173,860

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