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Dentist Salary in Minnesota - MN

Minnesota is home to an abundance or recreation activities year-round, from hiking and swimming and boating and fishing; to cross-country and downhill skiing and ice skating. There are major sports teams, museums and festivals as well. The residents of Minnesota are becoming increasingly diverse; its population includes those from the Hmong, Somali and Liberian communities, American Indians and Chicanos/Latinos. In keeping with a common trend, as Minnesota’s baby boom population ages, the population over the age of 45 is predicted to grow. There are also severe shortages of dentists in parts of rural Minnesota, making this an option to consider for dentists who may not want to practice in an urban area.

For those in the dentistry profession, there are certainly opportunities to practice, both in solo practices, as part of a group practice, in clinics and medical facilities, including United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s of Minnesota, and St. Mary’s Hospital.

While dentists’ salaries are somewhat lower than in some states, they are still one of the highest paying professional occupations in Minnesota. During 2009, the average salary for a dentist in Minnesota was $166,400, according to statistics compiled by Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development, ranking dentists as the third highest paying profession.

Salary benchmarking compiled by the job website indeed.com culled the following figures as average annual salaries listed in job postings for dentists in Minnesota. A general dentist in Minnesota earns $143,000 yearly. In Minneapolis, the salary averages $126,000; while in St. Paul it’s $126,000 and in Rochester it’s $142,000.


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