Back to all articles

Average Benefits and Salary for Dentist Jobs in the U.S.

A dentist's benefits and salary are just a few items he or she considers when deciding on a practice. In 2014, dentists made an average salary of $166,810. Many practices offer compensation packages that include medical, dental and vision insurance, along with company perks.

What Salary and Benefits Do Dentists Earn? 

Dentists are well-compensated for their work promoting oral health and taking care of patients' teeth. The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average annual salary for dentists was $166,810 in May 2014.

In addition to a fantastic, competitive salary, dentists also receive benefits packages with different types of insurances, education allowances, paid vacation time and more. 

Benefits and Compensation for Kool Smiles Dentists

Kool Smiles is a network of dentists who earn excellent benefits and pay while making a difference providing dental services to families in underserved areas. Our passionate dentists enjoy a fun, purpose-filled environment with professionals who provide guidance and love what they do.

Kool Smiles dentists can earn much higher annual pay than the national average salary!

We also offer a comprehensive dentist benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental and prescription drug coverage
  • Vision insurance
  • Company paid basic life insurance
  • Company paid short term and long term disability
  • Company paid Professional Liability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Up to $20,000 signing bonuses

Because we value life-long professional learning for dentists, we provide reimbursement for all required licensure fees, professional membership dues and outside continuing education courses.

To help our dentists achieve a work-life balance, Kool Smiles offers paid time off every year.

Some benefits do not hold monetary value. If you work at Kool Smiles, you know you'll make a direct impact on the lives of the people you treat. Improving their oral health is just one aspect of building relationships with patients to encourage healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Don't settle for a job with average benefits and salary. Connect with a dentist recruiter at Kool Smiles to learn more about excelling in a career of true impact and rewards.



Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Back to all articles
Reach out to our recruiters today!

Let me know more about you and how I can help.

- Alyssa Marshall

Upload CV/Resume

This file type is not accepted, please upload a pdf or word document

Stay connected

Sign up for our email newsletters to get all the latest openings and news from Kool Smiles.

We're looking for dentists to travel

Make better pay working few hours - Learn about the benefits of being a traveling dentist!

Ready to join the Kool Smiles team?

Stay Connected

Be the first to know!