Dentists are among the most highly paid professions in the United States.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dentists made $2.9 million in 2012, with an average salary of $121,500.
The average dental practice in the U.S. earns an average of $5,038 per year.
But how much can dentists make, and how much does it pay?
Dentists earn on average $160,000 a year, or more than $50 million a year.
In most of the country, a dentist is paid an average annual salary of about $140,000.
The median salary for dentists in the San Francisco Bay Area is $141,000, according to the National Association of Dental Hygienists.
However, a recent report from the Bureau for Labor Statistics shows that in 2012 dentists earned an average yearly salary of just over $140 a week, a number that drops to $109,400 for dentistry practice managers.
According a 2012 study from the University of Michigan’s Center for Health Care Policy and Management, the average dentist earned about $170,000 in 2012.
A new study from Northwestern University suggests that a dentist with a full-time position can make more than the average salary in the private sector.
According the study, a full time dentist with 20 years of practice with a specialty can earn about $300,000 annually.
The report also found that dentists earn an average $130,000 to $155,000 per year as administrative assistants.
In the private, non-clinical sector, the salary for a full head of office is about $250,000 for a CEO, and the average hourly wage is $18.40, according the BLS.