Human Resources

How to Set Dental Staff Wages and Benefits

Dental practices look for wage comparisons and benefits to help attract and retain key team members. Commonly, benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K or 401K Match, and possible bonus opportunities. Offering a sign-on bonus is beneficial in tight job markets. Before offering or negotiating a salary with your candidate of choice, we recommend researching your location for comparable compensation packages. Calculate the hourly cost of offered benefits to manage your total personnel overhead.


Your geographical location and the current job market will guide you in setting salary ranges for each position in your practice. We recommend the following job posting sites as you determine the full compensation package to offer:


Local temp agencies

State Dental Association website classifieds

State Hygiene Association website classifieds

Check local Facebook groups in your area designed for recruiting and networking


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