Dentist income by state: Washington, D.C., takes top spot

Washington, D.C., is the highest-paying territory for dentists, according to a 2022 salary survey by DentalPost released Jan. 11.

DentalPost conducted its 2022 Salary Survey in late July through early September 2021 that included more than 13,000 dental professionals. The survey audience includes dentists who work more than 30 hours a week and reflects their anticipated income from clinical practice in 2021.

Here is how dentist salary averages rank by state:

$350,000+
Washington D.C. — $409,333
Puerto Rico — $400,000
Wisconsin — $398,437
Hawaii — $368,666
Iowa — $357,875

$301,000 to $350,000
Massachusetts — $349,800
New Mexico — $338,333
Connecticut — $336,666
Tennessee — $333,555
Missouri — $318,863
Arizona — $307,733
Florida — $306,343
New Hampshire — $305,000
North Carolina — $304,200
Maryland — $302,476

$251,000 to $300,000
South Dakota — $285,000
Rhode Island — $283,333
Georgia — $280,666
West Virginia — $258,750
Texas — $254,121
Indiana — $252,759
New York — $252,540

$201,000 to $250,000
Washington — $250,600
Illinois — $ 250,473
Vermont — $246,666
Minnesota — $246,281
Michigan — $241,388
Ohio — $240,266
Nevada — $234,666
Virginia — $232,214
California — $232,040
Kansas — $230,000
New Jersey — $229,680
Idaho — $229,333
South Carolina — $228,555
Alabama — $224,156
Mississippi — $221,444
Alaska — $219,000
Utah — $216,555
Nebraska — $215,200
Kentucky — $213,225
Pennsylvania — $206,087

$100,000 to $200,000
Colorado — $184,625
Louisiana — $182,900
Maine — $170,000
Oregon — $152,000
Arkansas — $106,000

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