10 best paying states for dental assistants

Though dentists have one of the highest paying jobs in the country, dental assistants make around $39,000 on average annually, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and cited by Forbes.

Here are the best paying states for dental assistants based on average salary:

1. Minnesota: $49,880
2. New Hampshire: $48,760
3. Alaska: $47,330
4. North Dakota: $46,640
5. Massachusetts: $46,070
6. Virginia: $44,640
7. Connecticut: $44,520
8. Rhode Island: $43,710
9. Washington: $43,680
10. Oregon: $43,440

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