How dentist compensation compares to inflation

The average annual salary for dentists increased by 11.3% between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 19.5%.

Here is how the average pay for dentists, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compares to the average U.S. inflation rate.


Average salary: $172,290

Inflation rate: 4.1 percent


Average salary: $191,750

Inflation rate (as of May): 3.3 percent

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