Offices of dentists

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Workforce

926k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42

Estimated Job Growth

1.8%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$58,906

Average Male Salary

$141,425

Average Female Salary

$43,322

About

The top three occupations in the Offices of dentists Industry Group are Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Secretaries & administrative assistants, and Receptionists & information clerks. On average, full-time employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group work 40.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $67,379. Part-time employees in the same industry work 25.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $43,913.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group are Rowlett & Garland (Northeast) Cities PUMA, TX, Indio, Coachella, Blythe & La Quinta (East) Cities PUMA, CA, and Marathon County PUMA, WI. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Offices of dentists.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Offices of dentists Industry Group. Dental assistants are the most common position, but the Offices of dentists Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Dental hygienists, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Offices of dentists goes to Physicians & surgeons.

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Occupations by Share

926k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 904k

2.39%

1 Year Growth

± 3.58%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 926k people employed in the Offices of dentists Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Offices of dentists Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 2.39%, , from 883k people in 2016 to 904k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Offices of dentists by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Dental assistants represent the largest share of positions held in Offices of dentists at 30.3%, followed by Dental hygienists with 19.9% and Dentists with 14.4%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Offices of dentists Industry Group, by number of employees, are Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Secretaries & administrative assistants, and Receptionists & information clerks.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Offices of dentists employs an unusually high number of Dental hygienists, Dental assistants, and Dentists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Offices of dentists, by average wage, are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$58,906

AVERAGE WAGE

± $2,066

On average, employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group make $58,906 per year. This number makes Offices of dentists the 87 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.499

WAGE GINI

Offices of dentists has a wage GINI of 0.499, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Offices of dentists (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Offices of dentists Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Offices of dentists Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Offices of dentists Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Offices of dentists Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $141,425 and $43,322. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

760k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±21.4k

144k

MALE WORKFORCE

±9.3k

84.1% of workers in the Offices of dentists Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Offices of dentists Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$141,425

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$9,205

$43,322

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,340

On average, Male workers in the Offices of dentists Industry Group make 3.26 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Offices of dentists Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group earn 1.48 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Offices of dentists Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Offices of dentists Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Offices of dentists Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Offices of dentists Industry Group is Educational services, health care, and social assistance.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Offices of dentists is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Offices of dentists Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Educational services, health care, and social assistance Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Offices of dentists Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Offices of dentists Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Offices of dentists Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Offices of dentists Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.1%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

1.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Offices of dentists Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

2.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Offices of dentists Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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