Offices of dentists

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Workforce
956k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.6
Estimated Job Growth
1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$60,943
Average Male Salary
$150,411
Average Female Salary
$44,738

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The top three occupations in the Offices of dentists Industry Group are Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Receptionists & information clerks, and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive. On average, full-time employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group work 40.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $71,075. Part-time employees in the same industry work 25.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $43,224.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group are Hancock & Shelby Counties PUMA, IN, Marathon County PUMA, WI, and Washington County PUMA, RI. 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 Surgeons.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

956k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 900k
-0.478%
1 Year Growth
± 3.66%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 956k people employed in the Offices of dentists Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Offices of dentists Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -0.478%, , from 904k people in 2017 to 900k people in 2018.

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 31.5%, followed by Dental hygienists with 19.4% 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, Receptionists & information clerks, and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive.

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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 Surgeons, Dentists, and Physicians.

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Wages

Average Salary

$60,943
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,204

On average, employees in the Offices of dentists Industry Group make $60,943 per year. This number makes Offices of dentists the 88 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

0.506
WAGE GINI

Offices of dentists has a wage GINI of 0.506, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less 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 $150,411 and $44,738. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

762k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±21.4k
138k
MALE WORKFORCE
±9.11k

84.7% 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

$150,411
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$9,974
$44,738
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,469

On average, Male workers in the Offices of dentists Industry Group make 3.36 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 1.45 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 closest comparable data for Offices of dentists is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

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

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, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The offices of dentists industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

1%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

1.3%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the offices of dentists industry.

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