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What is the starting salary of a dentist in NY?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Jack8276, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Jack8276


    Apr 12, 2014
    What do dentists in ny make after finishing their residency? Is it like around 120 or 150ish?
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  3. Sublimazing

    Sublimazing Dentist Physician 5+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    the shreve
    I have no first hand knowledge...but big cities are probably closer to 100-120k
  4. johnho771

    johnho771 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2013
    I imagine it varies a lot considering NY is such a big and diverse state. There are a lot of different areas of NY from a lot of it which is quite rural, to the islands like Long Island, Manhattan, and Staten Island, which are all on the urban side. So it would be tough to give an estimated starting salary which is representative of the whole state.
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  5. Jack8276


    Apr 12, 2014
    what would it be in NYC?
  6. johnho771

    johnho771 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2013
    Not really sure for starting. As a dental student myself, I wish there was more salary and employment information for people out of school, like there is for people out of law or mba programs. I think it is important for students who pursue dentistry, and often undertake great sums of financial debt, to have a good sense of the prospects of their career.

    Although I am always kind of skeptical of these type of statistical reports, I found this compensation information for all dentists (not just starting) in NYC. So as you can see besides physicians and people who are managers in their respective careers, dentists are said to be among the highest paid in the city.
  7. Aamiya


    Aug 11, 2014
    Do know, I think it may vary from hospitals (upto 160ish)..
  8. dr. Lisa Parker

    dr. Lisa Parker

    Sep 24, 2014
    Usually medical services fees in big cities like NY is higher than the average national salary for that profession. This is true for most jobs, including dentists and dental hygienists... However, I do agree with johnho. You can't really tell whether the data put on the websites are 100% accurate... Take my source for example. They are a great source for many things related to dentistry, but I'm not sure about the salary data...
  9. Springs01

    Springs01 5+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    I thought it was around the lower 100,ooo. Btw How are you going about finding a job NY? I aks because I also want to practice in NYC, but it's supersaturated.
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  10. flegg

    flegg 7+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I heard NYC is close worst in the country for dentists
  11. THS

    THS Articulating Disc Jockey 5+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Obviously, it depends on what part of NY you will be practicing in. Keep in mind that New York has (I believe) 4 dental schools. NYU alone pumps out close to 300 grads per year, so competition in the city is a common topic of conversation on the "salary" threads. My philosophy is to expect 100K (which is more than enough to live on comfortably), and if you end up making more, great! Too many people here have unrealistically high salary expectations, and become pessimistic about job security, salary, etc. Don't let these people get you down.

    Also, do not discredit smaller cities. I may be biased because I was raised in a somewhat rural city, but there is more to NY than NYC. Places like Syracuse seem like a great place to practice with less competition, and possibly higher starting salaries.

    Good luck.
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  12. nbde4dds

    nbde4dds 2+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Its not going to be easy finding jobs!
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