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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jmac81, Apr 7, 2004.
Anyone know the current/average salary for dentists their first yr out?
That's goin to vary greatly depending on training (general, specialist, GPR?), location (midwest vs. east coast vs. suburban vs. rural), and type of position taken (associate or private practioner?).
GENERALLY, the numbers thrown out are in the $100,000-$140,000 range.
that seems high to me.
the majority of us will make less than $100K your first few years out. (IMHO)
Does that include specialist?
I keep beating this topic over the head, but the ADA publishes financial reports for different subsets of the dentist population, and new graduates are one of the groups profiled. Let's get some verifiable information here rather than throwing around blind speculation.
What is a dentist's average net income?
The average net income for an independent private practitioner who owned all or part of his or her practice in 2000 was $166,460 for a general practitioner and $261,280 for a specialist. For more information on this topic, see Survey of Dental Practice - Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry.
Does the ADA have income information for dentists during their first year?
No. Due to sampling at the national level, the number of dental school graduates each year is generally too small to report reliable numbers. For more information on this, see Survey of Dental Practice - Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry.
There are several links on that page that might help in your search for answers, but it appears that the ADA does not have salary information for first year dentists.
I don't understand why there even needs to be a thread about that. I don't care about the money one bit. I'm all about helping people and crap.
again with the sarcasm Calculus?? HAHAH...actually I like it.....if you were a superhero, your name would be Sarcastro...(inside joke for myself)
... and making them people pay $$$, or for FREE? - which way is it again?
That 166k year is that after taxes or before?
haha, don't we all wish it was after.
Why don't we get some first year dentists to reply? I'm sure they could give us some solid figures by region.
Before I found this forum, I asked this same question on another forum and here is a reply from a guy claiming to be a 4th year dental student, most likely somewhere in Texas.
"I am a 4th year dental student, so I can help out with some of your questions. Coming right out of dental school most of my friends are planning on working for other dentist and they are looking from $80K - 100K. I have a friend that signed on for a guarantee 140K. Most DDS offer new DDS a percentage of production.
I myself took an Army contract and with my extra pay and housing - I should be making around $60K (but a lot of that is non-taxable)." - Stanco from texags.com
I too am going the army scholarship route and he left out the fact that they pay for all of your tuition, books, intruments, and give you a monthly stipend of $1,185 a month while in D school. So when you're making the roughly 60k a year you're not paying back loans either. Plus, if you decide to specialize within the military, some of those(I've even heard of cases where all) years of specialty will count toward your years of obligation. So it's possible to come out very far ahead of the game. It's a bit of a gamble, but I think it's worth the risk.
That's not what the recruiter told me. He said that specializing in the military adds additional payback time to the required time you must serve from the scholarship. Only the AEGD counts as payback time. You might want to check up on this as I'm not 100% certain.
My recruiter told me about a kid that is getting ready to do his oral surgery residency with the Army and that the four years that he does that will count as his 4 years of obligation. This is obviously not always the case, but it can be, depending on the military's need.