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Dentist Salary in South Dakota - SD

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that the average dentist salary in South Dakota is $142,900 annually, or an hourly pay of $68.70. Salaries may fluctuate depending upon in what section of the state you work.

The BLS reports the following dentist salaries for various areas in South Dakota:

  • Rapid City - $157,140 annually ($75.55 per hour)
  • Sioux City IA-ND-SD - $156,380 annually ($75.19 per hour)
  • Sioux Falls - $148,740 annually ($71.51 per hour)
  • Eastern SD nonmetropolitan area - $138,780 annually ($66.72 per hour)

Dentists are in high demand throughout the state of South Dakota. As stated by the South Dakota Dental Association, by 2012, 11,000 new dentists, dental assistants and other health care workers will be needed in South Dakota. Unfortunately, at this time there is also projected to be a 21% decrease in the number of high school graduates in the state. By 2025, South Dakota is expected to have the ninth highest population of elderly citizens in the country.  All of these statistics point to the need for dentists in South Dakota now and in the near future. The following job availabilities for dentists in the state are presently listed on indeed.com:

  • General Dentist – ETS Dental, Sioux Falls
  • General Dentist – Northeastern SD
  • Dentist – Sioux Falls
  • Dentist - SD

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