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Highest Paying Cities for General Dentists

The top 100 highest paying cities for general dentists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of general dentists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $203,520, Cheyenne, Wyoming is the highest paying city for general dentists. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $202,200). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of general dentists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for General Dentists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$203,520
40
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$202,200
630
3 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$202,200
120
4 Visalia-Porterville, California
$199,450
160
5 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$199,150
140
6 Erie, Pennsylvania
$198,510
60
7 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$198,380
110
8 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$197,980
110
9 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$197,940
110
10 Longview, Texas
$197,860
60
11 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$197,650
80
12 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$197,450
50
13 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$197,310
1,020
14 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$197,110
150
15 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$196,950
90
16 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$195,890
50
17 Racine, Wisconsin
$195,780
70
18 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$195,530
80
19 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$195,010
80
20 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$194,960
90
21 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$194,940
210
22 Salem, Oregon
$194,870
130
23 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$193,370
80
24 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$192,120
1,910
25 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$191,850
160
26 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$191,680
70
27 Knoxville, Tennessee
$190,870
90
28 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$190,370
100
29 Manchester, New Hampshire
$190,100
140
30 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$190,090
170
31 Lincoln, Nebraska
$190,060
140
32 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$189,800
1,090
33 Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia
$189,530
90
34 Syracuse, New York
$188,030
320
35 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$187,790
220
36 Flint, Michigan
$187,710
240
37 Peoria, Illinois
$186,820
130
38 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$186,700
90
39 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$186,640
170
40 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$186,560
100
41 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$186,480
40
42 Jonesboro, Arkansas
$186,280
50
43 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$185,880
150
44 Wilmington, North Carolina
$185,290
140
45 Pueblo, Colorado
$185,280
40
46 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$185,270
50
47 Toledo, Ohio
$185,050
260
48 Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$185,000
70
49 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$184,970
80
50 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$184,870
90
51 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$184,850
70
52 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$184,510
1,430
53 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$184,040
150
54 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$183,750
50
55 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$183,520
90
56 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$183,320
500
57 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$183,060
100
58 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$182,990
110
59 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$182,860
170
60 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$182,270
50
61 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$181,800
60
62 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$181,740
1,180
63 Memphis, Tennessee
$181,290
230
64 Duluth, Wisconsin
$181,130
80
65 Worcester, Massachusetts
$181,130
250
66 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$180,690
90
67 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$180,160
60
68 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$179,940
540
69 Boulder, Colorado
$179,700
90
70 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$179,670
290
71 Lynchburg, Virginia
$179,480
90
72 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$179,280
3,470
73 Asheville, North Carolina
$178,970
160
74 Jacksonville, Florida
$178,930
270
75 Binghamton, New York
$178,880
50
76 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$178,830
240
77 Rockford, Illinois
$178,800
160
78 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$178,790
470
79 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$177,950
90
80 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$177,160
1,090
81 Fargo, North Dakota
$176,690
90
82 Springfield, Massachusetts
$176,220
250
83 Appleton, Wisconsin
$176,130
80
84 Madison, Wisconsin
$175,910
290
85 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$175,450
1,840
86 State College, Pennsylvania
$175,400
40
87 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$175,350
30
88 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$174,230
220
89 Tallahassee, Florida
$174,200
50
90 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$173,360
2,040
91 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$172,620
40
92 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$172,410
1,440
93 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$171,370
120
94 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$171,220
350
95 Columbus, Ohio
$171,170
570
96 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$171,110
660
97 Fresno, California
$170,380
360
98 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$170,350
50
99 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$170,020
100
100 Springfield, Ohio
$170,010
30
See also: Highest paying industries for general dentists.