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Dental Materials

0 Master's Degrees Annually
$178,800 Median Salary

What Can You Do With a Dental Materials Major?

People with a dental materials degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Dentists 14.1% $146,970

How Much Do Dental Materials Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to dental materials is $178,800. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Online Dental Materials Programs

In 2019-2020, 2 schools offered a dental materials program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 2 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Dental Materials Worth It?

The median salary for a dental materials grad is $178,800 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 348% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $2,778,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to dental materials.

Major Number of Grads
General Dental Clinical Sciences 390
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 280
Advanced General Dentistry 189
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences 146
Oral Biology & Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology 139
Endodontics/Endodontology 133
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 133
Periodontics/Periodontology 121
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 77
Dental Public Health & Education 52
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 40

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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