Dentist Salary in Maine - ME
Dentists in Maine must undergo years of specialized training, but their ultimate reward for their efforts is worth it. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor says that the average dentist salary in Maine is the highest for all dentists working in any state in the nation. Dentists in Maine earn an average of $205,960 per year, according to the BLS. This amounts to an hourly pay of $99.02. Even with that fact, the Maine Dental Association notes that many rural areas of the state are underserved, and more dentists are needed to adequately serve this segment of the state’s population.
Indeed.com currently lists jobs for dentists available all over the state of Maine. Positions are open in Androscoggin County, Portland, Bangor, Windham, Lewiston, Charleston, Bath, Waterville, Brunswick and Augusta. These positions are located within dental group practices, dental HMOs, dental placement services, correctional institutions, the U.S. Navy, and the federal government. Dentistry salaries across the state tend to vary. The following is a listing (provided by the the BLS) of average annual salaries for dentists working in certain metropolitan cities and rural, nonmetropolitan areas within Maine:
- Bangor: $183,170
- Portland: $204,980
- Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Maine: $182,910
- Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area: $177,800
- Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area: $227,980