The conservation status of the Dotted Tanager has been listed by IUCN Red List as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). It received this categorization due to its large estimated range (about 1,220,000 km2). In addition, although population size has not been quantified, it is believed to be decreasing, but not at a rate that warrants classification as Vulnerable (Birdlife International 2014). Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "Low" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds.