5 workplaces where dentists earn the most

Health practitioner offices are the top paying workplaces for general dentists in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The bureau compiled salary data for the top paying workplaces for dentists as of May 2020.

Top five highest paying workplaces for general dentists:

Offices of health practitioners 

Annual wage: $213,930

Hourly wage: $102.85

State government, excluding schools and hospitals 

Annual wage: $193,800

Hourly wage: $93.17

Dental offices

Annual wage: $183,340

Hourly wage: $88.15

Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals

Annual wage: $172,820

Hourly wage: $83.09

Employment services

Annual wage: $172,490

Hourly wage: $82.93

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