10 top-paying metro areas for dentists

The Olympia-Tumwater area of Washington state is the top-paying metropolitan area for general dentists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.

The survey data, released March 31, comes from information gathered in May 2020. The wage for each area is $100 per hour or more, and average annual physician salary in these areas tops $208,000.

1. Olympia-Tumwater, Wash.: Exact numbers not available
2. Warner Robins, Ga.: Exact numbers not available
3. Dover, N.H.-Durham, Maine: $286,540
4. Northport-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.: $278, 790
5. Portland-South Portland, Maine: $278,390
6. Gainesville, Ga.: $271,580
7. Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.: $266,760
8. Rapid City, S.D.: $262,070
9. Longview, Texas: $251,760
10. New Haven, Conn.: $250,430

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