How much these dental jobs pay in each state

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides compensation information for several healthcare occupations in each state.

Here is the 2020 annual compensation for dental and oral health occupations provided by each state:

Note: States are listed in alphabetical order. Occupations are listed as they appear in the BLS data reports.

Alabama
General dentist: $172,050
Dental hygienist: $49,200
Dental assistant: $33,510
Dental laboratory technicians: $36,570


Alaska
General dentist: $242,850
Dental hygienist: $115,050
Dental assistant: $51,230
Dental laboratory technicians: $45,970


Arizona
General dentist: $199,660
Dentists, all other specialists: $195,800
Dental hygienist: $83,860
Dental assistant: $40,980
Dental laboratory technicians: $48,320


Arkansas
General dentist: $61,030
Dental hygienist: $65,730
Dental assistant: $36,480
Dental laboratory technicians: $41,560

California
General dentist: $160,300
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $204,920
Orthodontists: $197,710
Dentists, all other specialists: $205,860
Dental hygienist: $109,970
Dental assistant: $44,940
Dental laboratory technicians: $43,820


Colorado
General dentist: $184,550
Dental hygienist: $87,140
Dental assistant: $43,930
Dental laboratory technicians: $50,540


Connecticut
General dentist: $221,440
Dentists, all other specialists: $275,350
Dental hygienist: $85,610
Dental assistant: $45,330
Dental laboratory technicians: $48,730


Delaware
Dental hygienist: $86,280
Dental assistant: $39,890
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,560


Florida
General dentist: $180,920
Dentists, all other specialists: $175,310
Dental hygienist: $67,870
Dental assistant: $41,170
Dental laboratory technicians: $42,370


Georgia
General dentist: $175,880
Orthodontists: $246,880
Dental hygienist: $66,330
Dental assistant: $40,990
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,100


Hawaii
General dentist: $202,890
Dental hygienist: $86,970
Dental assistant: $36,530
Dental laboratory technicians: $40,440


Idaho
General dentist: $206,360
Dental hygienist: $76,670
Dental assistant: $35,310
Dental laboratory technicians: $49,550


Illinois
General dentist: $198,480
Orthodontists: $180,820
Dentists, all other specialists: $169,500
Dental hygienist: $74,210
Dental assistant: $40,780
Dental laboratory technicians: $46,110


Indiana
General dentist: $171,730
Orthodontists: $238,880
Dentists, all other specialists: $272,640
Dental hygienist: $72,640
Dental assistant: $42,600
Dental laboratory technicians: $39,390


Iowa
General dentist: $169,990
Orthodontists: $257,670
Dental hygienist: $73,480
Dental assistant: $44,680
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,040


Kansas
General dentist: $170,710
Dental hygienist: $69,790
Dental assistant: $39,840
Dental laboratory technicians: $54,230


Kentucky
General dentist: $128,850
Orthodontists: $247,400
Dentists, all other specialists: $169,830
Dental hygienist: $61,140
Dental assistant: $37,740
Dental laboratory technicians: $48,440


Louisiana
General dentist: $145,980
Dentists, all other specialists: $254,090
Dental hygienist: $69,980
Dental assistant: $34,600
Dental laboratory technicians: $46,500


Maine
General dentist: $236,060
Dental hygienist: $68,110
Dental assistant: $44,690
Dental laboratory technicians: $51,960


Maryland
General dentist: $180,600
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $260,690
Dentists, all other specialists: $134,170
Dental hygienist: $87,540
Dental assistant: $45,280
Dental laboratory technicians: $42,730


Massachusetts
General dentist: $205,160
Dentists, all other specialists: $197,720
Dental hygienist: $84,850
Dental assistant: $51,750
Dental laboratory technicians: $53,370

Michigan
General dentist: $213,250
Orthodontists: $208,540
Dental hygienist: $66,500
Dental assistant: $40,470
Dental laboratory technicians: $46,930


Minnesota
General dentist: $213,310
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $278,280
Orthodontists: $268,480
Dentists, all other specialists: $195,210
Dental hygienist: $76,410
Dental assistant: $53,670
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,210


Mississippi
General dentist: $168,250
Dentists, all other specialists: $130,850
Dental hygienist: $56,650
Dental assistant: $31,930
Dental laboratory technicians: $41,750


Missouri
General dentist: $157,030
Dentists, all other specialists: $270,760
Dental hygienist: $69,730
Dental assistant: $38,610
Dental laboratory technicians: $45,290


Montana
General dentist: $171,950
Dental hygienist: $77,010
Dental assistant: $37,330
Dental laboratory technicians: $49,220


Nebraska
General dentist: $178,490
Dentists, all other specialists: $243,430
Dental hygienist: $70,650
Dental assistant: $42,840
Dental laboratory technicians: $46,580


Nevada
General dentist: $203,450
Dentists, all other specialists: $146,280
Dental hygienist: $89,360
Dental assistant: $39,900
Dental laboratory technicians: $42,400


New Hampshire
General dentist: $222,430
Dental hygienist: $82,150
Dental assistant: $50,820
Dental laboratory technicians: $43,610


New Jersey
General dentist: $222,430
Dental hygienist: $82,150
Dental assistant: $50,820
Dental laboratory technicians: $43,610


New Mexico
General dentist: $166,910
Dentists, all other specialists: $214,290
Dental hygienist: $78,410
Dental assistant: $37,410
Dental laboratory technicians: $39,110


New York
General dentist: $170,350
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $227,640
Orthodontists: $199,930
Dentists, all other specialists: $206,290
Dental hygienist: $76,890
Dental assistant: $43,150
Dental laboratory technicians: $57,750


North Carolina
General dentist: $178,980
Orthodontists: $271,270
Dental hygienist: $71,140
Dental assistant: $44,440
Dental laboratory technicians: $46,280


North Dakota
General dentist: $203,890
Dental hygienist: $75,160
Dental assistant: $47,390
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,950


Ohio
General dentist: $196,920
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $270,090
Dentists, all other specialists: $229,220
Dental hygienist: $68,880
Dental assistant: $43,090
Dental laboratory technicians: $45,630


Oklahoma
General dentist: $182,190
Orthodontists: $286,050
Dentists, all other specialists: $172,440
Dental hygienist: $76,710
Dental assistant: $38,400
Dental laboratory technicians: $41,610


Oregon
General dentist: $215,750
Dentists, all other specialists: $179,070
Dental hygienist: $86,450
Dental assistant: $48,320
Dental laboratory technicians: $41,830


Pennsylvania
General dentist: $155,360
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $241,060
Orthodontists: $265,580
Dentists, all other specialists: $152,720
Dental hygienist: $69,470
Dental assistant: $41,410
Dental laboratory technicians: $41,360


Rhode Island
General dentist: $258,920
Dental hygienist: $75,980
Dental assistant: $46,560


South Carolina
General dentist: $159,810
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $80,920
Orthodontists: $267,550
Dentists, All Other Specialists: $197,220
Dental hygienist: $61,360
Dental assistant: $41,010
Dental laboratory technicians: $40,840


South Dakota
General dentist: $187,850
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $267,480
Dental hygienist: $73,390
Dental assistant: $40,310
Dental laboratory technicians: $36,030


Tennessee
General dentist: $167,460
Orthodontists: $237,460
Dental hygienist: $65,820
Dental assistant: $39,170
Dental laboratory technicians: $36,720


Texas
General dentist: $184,410
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $184,300
Dentists, all other specialists: $173,380
Dental hygienist: $77,590
Dental assistant: $39,680
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,790


Utah
General dentist: $147,730
Orthodontists: $210,190
Dental hygienist: $69,050
Dental assistant: $34,850
Dental laboratory technicians: $48,040


Vermont
General dentist: $254,190
Dental hygienist: $74,010
Dental assistant: $45,810


Virginia
General dentist: $196,890
Orthodontists: $279,710
Dentists, all other specialists: $174,950
Dental hygienist: $82,530
Dental assistant: $44,690
Dental laboratory technicians: $55,150


Washington
General dentist: $187,520
Orthodontists: $277,050
Dentists, all other specialists: $200,140
Dental hygienist: $95,450
Dental assistant: $46,690
Dental laboratory technicians: $49,130


West Virginia
General dentist: $127,950
Dentists, all other specialists: $181,140
Dental hygienist: $61,530
Dental assistant: $32,240
Dental laboratory technicians: $44,950


Wisconsin
General dentist: $200,640
Orthodontists: $261,490
Prosthodontists: $249,920
Dentists, all other specialists: $238,720
Dental hygienist: $70,020
Dental assistant: $40,740
Dental laboratory technicians: $43,630


Wyoming
General dentist: $133,750
Dental hygienist: $66,280
Dental assistant: $38,590

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