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Dentist Salary in Maryland - MD

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, Maryland has the third highest concentration of dentists of any state, with 2160 working in the state as of May 2009. The average dentist salary in Maryland, again per the BLS, is $144,320, averaging ou at $69.38 per hour. When one considers the years of graduate and postgraduate dentistry training that dentists in Maryland must complete, their salaries seem consistent with the tremendous amount of training necessary to perform the job.

Depending upon the Maryland city in which you work, your pay may be higher or lower than the average figure. For example, a dentist working in the Northeastern part of the state (Elkton) makes an average annual salary of $124,000, according to indeed.com; while one working in Baltimore can expect to make approximately $135,000 per year. A dentist working in the Laurel area (near our nation’s capital) earns about $151,000 annually; while a dentist in the mountains of Western Maryland (Cumberland) will make about $98,000 per year. At the time of this writing, openings for dental positions listed on indeed.com existed all across Maryland, in cities such as Laurel, Glen Burnie, Oxon Hill, Baltimore, Hagerstown, Greenbelt, Bel Air, Perry Hall and Columbia.


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