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Highest Paying States for General Dentists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $202,170, New Hampshire is the highest paying state for general dentists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $201,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of general dentists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for General Dentists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Hampshire
$202,170
$130,470 510
2 Connecticut
$201,590
$87,970 1,200
3 Wisconsin
$200,800
$117,460 2,040
4 North Dakota
$194,510
$112,150 200
5 Oregon
$189,680
$86,610 1,600
6 Nevada
$188,820
$97,990 1,170
7 Minnesota
$180,880
$117,540 1,620
8 Iowa
$179,820
$65,590 1,100
9 North Carolina
$176,220
$102,000 3,230
10 Ohio
$175,780
$84,800 3,210
11 Tennessee
$174,920
$99,170 1,390
12 Michigan
$173,770
$91,000 4,060
13 Washington
$172,060
$80,060 2,320
14 Alaska
$171,590
$154,460 200
15 South Carolina
$169,960
$85,920 1,410
16 Arizona
$166,990
$61,020 2,620
17 Idaho
$166,810
$58,160 310
18 Rhode Island
$163,600
$137,230 230
19 Alabama
$162,750
$48,280 1,010
20 Indiana
$158,960
$83,380 1,710
21 Maine
$157,740
$71,520 500
22 District of Columbia
$157,130
$55,670 290
23 Mississippi
$156,750
$80,510 640
24 Virginia
$156,700
$87,400 2,980
25 New Mexico
$156,620
$45,880 710
26 Kansas
$156,340
$99,220 1,090
27 Vermont
$155,520
$88,110 170
28 Missouri
$151,770
$90,270 1,510
29 Texas
$150,820
$64,990 8,350
30 Florida
$148,300
$62,260 6,590
31 Massachusetts
$145,170
$83,100 3,330
32 Georgia
$144,280
$70,650 2,780
33 Arkansas
$141,300
$83,360 750
34 Guam
$141,180
$65,530 40
35 Kentucky
$140,040
$62,340 960
36 Montana
$139,820
$69,080 460
37 Maryland
$135,730
$58,520 2,560
38 California
$135,490
$59,920 17,130
39 South Dakota
$135,290
$92,200 270
40 Colorado
$135,000
$67,140 1,930
41 New York
$132,710
$107,820 8,340
42 New Jersey
$132,190
$76,080 3,880
43 Illinois
$131,780
$78,060 4,630
44 West Virginia
$131,460
$54,090 490
45 Hawaii
$130,080
$81,430 700
46 Oklahoma
$129,130
$80,130 1,130
47 Nebraska
$126,350
$59,400 660
48 Pennsylvania
$113,470
$54,300 3,780
49 Wyoming
$112,820
$73,170 240
50 Utah
$106,970
$19,230 1,260
51 Louisiana
$103,140
$38,140 750
52 Puerto Rico
$60,730
$24,520 160
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