How salaries for 5 dental jobs compare to 29 medical specialties in 2022

The average annual salary of a dentist ranks below that of other medical specialties, while salaries for oral surgeons and orthodontists rank above 10 other medical specialties, according to data from the ZipRecruiter and Medscape.

Here is how the average annual salary for five dental jobs compare to other other medical specialties:

Dentist: $172,328

Dental hygienist: $72,907

Dental assistant: $37,883

Oral surgeon: $307,569

Orthodontist: $303,698

 

Plastic surgery: $576,000

Orthopedics and orthopedic surgery: $557,000

Cardiology: $490,000

Otolaryngology: $469,000

Urology: $461,000

Gastroenterology: $453,000

Dermatology: $438,000

Radiology: $437,000

Ophthalmology: $417,000

Oncology: $411,000

Anesthesiology: $405,000

General surgery: $402,000

Emergency medicine: $373,000

Critical care: $369,000

Pulmonary medicine: $353,000

OB-GYN: $336,000

Pathology: $334,000

Nephrology: $329,000

Physician medicine and rehabilitation: $322,000

Neurology: $301,000

Allergy and immunology: $298,000

Rheumatology: $289,000

Psychiatry: $287,000

Internal medicine: $264,000

Infectious disease: $260,000

Diabetes and endocrinology: $257,000

Family medicine: $255,000

Pediatrics: $244,000

Public health and preventive medicine: $243,000

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