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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 $200,990, New Hampshire is the highest paying state for general dentists. It is followed by Nevada (average annual salary $196,410). 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 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
$200,990
$132,150 490
2 Nevada
$196,410
$107,620 910
3 North Dakota
$194,510
$80,930 210
4 Wisconsin
$193,670
$108,360 2,150
5 Connecticut
$188,950
$88,960 1,140
6 Oregon
$182,390
$38,380 1,430
7 Minnesota
$181,540
$108,860 1,700
8 North Carolina
$176,220
$113,150 3,190
9 Ohio
$175,270
$95,050 3,220
10 Alabama
$174,170
$53,790 1,130
11 Maine
$174,120
$104,720 370
12 Arizona
$173,570
$70,730 2,480
13 Vermont
$171,890
$93,310 170
14 Alaska
$171,590
$146,110 270
15 Tennessee
$170,180
$88,860 1,040
16 Iowa
$169,120
$83,550 1,040
17 Michigan
$168,700
$76,970 4,000
18 Arkansas
$166,020
$75,940 700
19 Washington
$165,420
$76,650 2,290
20 Idaho
$164,400
$54,930 370
21 Massachusetts
$162,630
$69,470 3,210
22 South Carolina
$160,020
$90,160 1,450
23 Texas
$159,640
$69,850 8,420
24 Colorado
$155,900
$83,020 2,020
25 Rhode Island
$152,780
$75,940 280
26 Wyoming
$152,200
$87,530 230
27 Kentucky
$152,160
$77,600 840
28 Kansas
$150,700
$92,680 1,050
29 Virginia
$149,090
$76,350 2,950
30 Mississippi
$148,760
$66,530 770
31 New Mexico
$147,310
$44,680 780
32 New York
$147,000
$105,910 7,710
33 California
$145,400
$56,950 14,950
34 Maryland
$145,240
$61,760 2,390
35 Montana
$143,220
$82,170 390
36 Missouri
$143,010
$81,930 1,680
37 South Dakota
$142,380
$90,490 350
38 Indiana
$140,590
$60,840 1,970
39 Nebraska
$139,280
$81,210 620
40 Florida
$138,360
$61,880 5,900
41 Oklahoma
$136,830
$74,310 1,270
42 Georgia
$134,610
$70,700 2,530
43 New Jersey
$132,850
$76,570 3,190
44 West Virginia
$131,190
$63,220 460
45 Hawaii
$130,330
$88,370 550
46 Illinois
$127,710
$62,320 4,540
47 Pennsylvania
$118,470
$53,860 4,250
48 Utah
$105,740
$64,370 1,130
49 District of Columbia
$104,800
$34,570 260
50 Louisiana
$92,420
$38,260 870
51 Puerto Rico
$40,980
$26,300 180
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