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Dental Materials

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

What Can You Do With a Dental Materials Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with dental materials:

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 the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 schools offered some type of dental materials program. 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 385
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 264
Advanced General Dentistry 158
Oral Biology & Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology 155
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences 147
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 141
Endodontics/Endodontology 133
Periodontics/Periodontology 103
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 96
Dental Public Health & Education 69
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 34

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.

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