Dentist earnings projected to drop $14 by 2033

Hourly pay for dentists is projected to drop nearly $14 by 2033 when adjusted for inflation, according to a study from

Dentists make $87.66 per hour in 2023 and are projected to earn $93.95 per hour in 2033, but that hourly rate is $73.94 when adjusted for inflation, for a decrease of $13.72 per hour. 

The study analyzed historical earnings for 16 popular professions in the U.S. and projected hourly pay in 2033. The numbers were then inflation-adjusted using a 2.13% inflation rate, estimated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. 

Here is how the hourly pay for dentists has changed since 2013 and is projected to change by 2033:

2013 earnings: $81.19 per hour ($106.52 inflation-adjusted)

2023 earnings: $87.66 per hour

2033 earnings: 93.95 per hour ($73.94 inflation-adjusted)

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