Locums Boost Your Dentist Salary

You can increase the earning potential of your Dentist salary with locum tenens. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an average job growth of 8% for Dentists, but Barton’s Locum Tenens Dentists are in high demand. The states with the highest employment levels of Dentists in the U.S. are California, Texas, and Florida, and the states with the highest concentrations of Dentist jobs are Virginia, Hawaii, and New Mexico. Barton has staffed facilities with our Locum Dentists in almost every U.S. state in 2022 alone.

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Locum Dentist Salary FAQs

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    Average Salary for Permanently Employed Dentists

  • What is the yearly average salary for a Dentist?

    • The yearly average salary for a permanently employed Dentist is $160,370.

    Average Locum Dentist Salary

  • What is the starting salary for a Locum Dentist?

    • Locum Tenens Dentist starting rates can be as much as 25% higher than the national average hourly rate for Dentists depending on location and demand.

  • How much do Locum Dentists earn per hour?

    • Locum Dentists can make upwards of $95 per hour, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.

    Locum Dentist Salary Comparisons

  • What is the difference in average salary in 2022 for Locum Dentists compared to 2020?

    • Barton Associates’  Locum Dentists’ pay increased by 10.8% between 2020 and 2022.

  • Where do Locum Dentists make the highest average salary in the United States?

    • Barton’s Locum Dentists tend to earn the highest hourly rates in New Jersey, where their rates can earn them up to 57.6% more than permanently employed Dentists.

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Go Locum, Earn More


Find out how much more you could make as a locum dentist using Barton’s Locum Tenens Salary Tool.

*Actual rates may vary based on experience, location, and other factors.  Calculations based on national averages using  publicly available data from the following sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Salary.com, and Ziprecruiter.com. If you are interested in becoming a locum tenens dentist, apply now!


How It Works

Barton coordinates your job search from start to finish!



We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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Barton Reviews


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Emmad S., DDS — Absolutely the best experience I've had with a locum tenens company...He was immediately responsive to any request/need I would have, even if it was late at night on a weekend

G. A. O., D.M.D. — "Barton did all the planning and footwork to allow me move smoothly into a temporary position in an ongoing private practice...The staff and I worked very hard to help deliver the best treatment to each and every patient."

S.T. C., DDS — Barton & my rep Damian have been a wonderful experience. Any problems or concerns are dealt with promptly. I highly recommend them to everyone!"

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