Dentist Salary in Utah - UT
The State of Utah, known as the state with the “greatest snow on earth”, also is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau’s population estimates, and its people are among the most highly educated as well. Home to the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau, Utah is a beautiful place to live and offers good employment opportunities for dentists, with above average growth rate for jobs.
Like many areas, Utah has a growing aging population as well. These senior citizens have a greater need for the services of general dentists as well as those practicing dental specialties.
Among the top 20 highest paying occupations in Utah that requires a bachelor’s degree or higher, a general dentist is the 19th, and those in the dental trade can expect to make an annual median salary of $93,000, according to employment data provided by the State of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services. Some of the healthcare facilities where dentists are associated with are the Intermountain Medical Center, Saint Mark's Hospital, University of Utah Health Care and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Average general dentist salaries for job postings in Utah are typically slightly lower than salaries elsewhere, reflecting the state’s lower cost of living. For cities across Utah, the following are average annual salaries for general dentists: Salt Lake City $112,000; West Valley, $111,000; Provo, $88,000 and West Jordan, $108,000. An overall, median salary for a dentist in Utah is $119,000. These are average figures that are compiled by indeed.com, and represent general trends that do not take into account experience or specialties.