DentalPost Releases 2022 Dental Professional Salary Survey Report




DentalPost, the dental industry’s premiere and largest online and mobile job board, has released the all-new 2022 Dental Salary Survey Report for dental professionals and practices. Over 13,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental practice front office team members responded to questions about salaries, compensation, bonuses, benefits, and work conditions in their dental teams and offices. DentalPost has analyzed responses to publish the most comprehensive dental industry survey of its kind. 

“So much has changed for the dental industry in the last year, and many dental professionals are wondering if the grass is greener on the other side,” said Tonya Lanthier, RDH, DentalPost Founder and CEO. “Our 2022 Dental Salary Survey Report, which is specific to each role, will help dental professionals and practices gauge competitive compensation and navigate career and hiring decisions.”

DentalPost’s annual salary survey provides the dental industry with the comprehensive data-driven content needed to make smart hiring and career decisions in today’s challenging and ever-changing dental employment market. This year, given the effects and impacts to dentistry from the pandemic and subsequent labor shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey was expanded to provide even greater contextual data to better serve dental professionals, including:

  • State-by-state income averages
  • Average and median income by position, experience
  • Type of employment and type of practice setting 
  • Bonus compensation based on structure and size 
  • Employee benefits comparing private and corporate dental practices 
  • Job turnover in the previous year
  • Income satisfaction
  • Dental staff raises in the last year 
  • Data around supplemental income, dental entrepreneurial side hustles/gigs 
  • Planned years to retirement
  • A more detailed breakdown of niche roles within the dental front office team including new profiles for Dental Practice Managers and Dental Billing Specialists 
  • Practice workplace conditions, including schedules and clinical responsibilities

“With hiring and employee retention the number one challenge facing dental practices today, we also wanted to give practice owners more insight into what they can do to be more competitive when it comes to recruiting,” added Lanthier. “Practice owners who stay current on market rates will win the recruiting game and will be at less risk for employee turnover. In addition to this salary survey report, DentalPost will continue to provide ongoing data-driven guidance around some of the less tangible aspects of employee engagement, including satisfaction and sentiment.”

Detailed reports for each position are available on, to include comprehensive salary, benefits and bonus data for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Front Office team members, including two new sub roles within the front office team––the Dental Billing Specialist and Dental Practice Manager.  

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About DentalPost

DentalPost is the dental industry’s premier online and mobile job board, connecting and educating more than 900,000 dental professionals and dental practice employers.

Founded by Tonya Lanthier, a Registered Dental Hygienist, DentalPost leads the industry in data and metric-based career matching and hiring resources, including personality, skills and culture assessments to help job seekers and employers find better matches faster.

DentalPost offers both permanent and temp employment opportunities, as well as tools to help you find not just any job, but the right job for you. To learn more, visit and download the mobile app for iPhone or Android.