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Dentist Salary in North Dakota - ND

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, North Dakota is the fourth highest paying state in which dentists can work. The average dentist salary in North Dakota, per the BLS, is $196,450, amounting to an hourly pay of $94.45. This salary may sound exorbitant, until one takes into consideration the many years of study necessary to become a general dentist in North Dakota. These years of dedication pay off well for dentists in North Dakota, especially considering the fact that the state offers to help repay student loans of up to $20,000 per year for four years for licensed dentists practicing in the state.

The North Dakota Dental Association currently has many exciting job opportunities listed for dentists on their website. Some of these include an opportunity for a general dentist in Wallhalla, an associate/partner dentist position available in Carrington, a general dentist with oral surgery skills in Fargo, and a dental director for a low income Urgent Care Dental Clinic in Fargo. Salaries for dentists may vary in different parts of the state, as the following salary statistics for North Dakota cities obtained from the BLS indicate:

  • Bismarck:  $174,250
  • Fargo:  $226,060

Becoming a dentist in North Dakota can be a lucrative occupation that is ultimately rewarding in more than just a monetary fashion.


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