UK healthcare salaries – where do dentists rank?

salariesLenstore, the online optometrist, has researched the average salaries per country for a number of healthcare roles.

Collating data for optometrists, doctors, midwives radiologists and more, the lists share how much on average healthcare professionals can earn in each role.

You can view the full study at: https://www.lenstore.co.uk/research/global-health-spend/

Rank Country Dentist annual salary (£)
1 United States £179,267
2 Belgium £149,773
3 Denmark £146,021
4 Norway £126,460
5 Netherlands £123,116
6 Finland £118,692
7 Iceland £114,129
8 Japan £112,111
9 France £106,823
10 Italy £95,879
18 UK £84,442

Countries paying the highest salaries for professionals are listed above and the UK is not in the top 10.

Country Optometrist annual salary (£) Doctor annual salary (£) Midwife annual salary (£) Neurologist annual salary (£) Radiologist Yearly Salary (£)
United States £95,768 £153,476 £83,879 £195,461 £315,819
Norway £95,177 £123,042 £50,071 £184,422 £271,590
Belgium £54,598 £151,599 £85,646 £166,647 £159,986
Japan £98,252 £104,878 £43,904 £205,616 £302,787
Iceland £83,203 £116,532 £65,409 £174,058 £256,334
Finland £56,958 £144,704 £45,194 £116,020 £166,924
Denmark £97,066 £89,330 £91,113 £190,530 £179,152
Italy £67,203 £94,052 £61,585 £140,612 £135,119
Portugal £42,489 £62,723 £28,262 £88,910 £130,923
Netherlands £76,332 £123,116 £74,802 £159,716 £235,204

When comparing all of the countries in the study, the United States ranked as the overall best country to work in healthcare for the highest salaries. Most noticeable salaries are those associated with optometry, dental and radiology.

This article first appeared in Private Dentistry magazine. You can read the latest issue here.

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