How much Dentist earn ? USA, UK and India, Do you know which is no 1 ?


    Dentist Earn – In 2019, Business Insider published a list of top 30 jobs that are paid highest in America. On the top of the list is occupied by Anesthesiologists with the average annual salary 261,730 US dollars.

    The 3 specialties of dentistry are on the top 10 among the various jobs in that list. Oral and maxillofacial Surgery is third highest paid jobs with average annual salary of  237,570 US dollars. The numbers of employees in this profession are around 4,650. The average income is 19,797 US dollars monthly.  

    Similarly On the 5th position is orthodontics with average annual salary of 230,830 US dollars. The numbers of employees are around 5,900. The monthly income of Orthodontist is around 19,235 US dollars.

    How much are dentist paid ?
    Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

    Prosthodontists are at 6th position with the average annual salary 220,840 US dollars. However the numbers of people practicing Prosthodontics are very few in numbers around 490 which is nearly 10 times lesser than above two professions. The monthly salary of a Prosthodontist is around 18,400 US dollars.

    General Dentists are in 14th position among the top 30 with average annual salary 178,260 US dollars. The number of people employed in this profession are around 110,730. Monthly they earn around 14,855 US dollars.  Similarly Dentists of other specialist are also considered in the same range of income.

    In United Kingdom

    In case of United Kingdom, the scenario is quite different. According to a survey done by CNBC in 2020, it has published top 20 highest paid jobs in UK. This list consists of only one dental specialty.

    Orthodontists are 5th most paid profession in UK with average annual income of £99,010 or around 119,920 US dollars converting this day. And also England is considered as the most expensive country for dental treatment.

    An study determined that in nine countries the total cost of a standard filling ranged from €10 in Romania to about €145 in the US to about €156 (£117) in England. This total included the cost of the dentist’s time, overhead, drugs, materials, and x rays.

    While in this list there were other medical professions like Dermatologists, Neonatologists, Opthalmologists, Plastic Surgeons, Rheumatologists, Anesthesiologists and pediatricians.

    In India

    According to a website , Dentist’s salaries in India range from 36,900 INR per month (minimum salary) to 117,000 INR per month (maximum salary). The median salary is 76,700 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dentist(s) are earning less than 76,700 INR while the other half are earning more than 76,700 INR.

    Since there has no any survey regarding income of different specialty of dentistry, we can get some idea by this data only. Most of the doctors who have completed their MDS in every specialty earn around similar amount of salary as decided by government when worked in governmental organizations.

    Similar is the case with those who have completed their BDS. But there has not been standard reference developed in private clinics and practice which vary both the facility provided as well as income of the dentists.

    According to, the experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. An analysis has been made on the basis of collected data.

    A Dentist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 43,700 INR per month.

    While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 56,200 INR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year’s experience.

    Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 77,500 INR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

    Dr Suresh Dahal



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