Owner, partner dentist income by region

The average national income for general dentists who are owners or partners is $289,550 while the median is $250,000, according to DentalPost's 2023 Salary Survey.

DentalPost conducted its survey between July and September 2022 and received participation from nearly 15,000 dental professionals. The survey addresses topics including compensation, job turnover and work environment. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the regional income averages and medians for general dentists who are owners or partners, according to DentalPost:

Note: This data reflects total income reported by general dentists who work 32 hours or more per week.


Average — $287,000

Median — $250,000


Average — $316,340

Median — $280,000


Average — $289,600

Median — $250,000


Average — $265,250

Median — $225,000

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