How much dental assistants, hygienists make in each state

Alaska is the highest paying state for dental hygienists, while Minnesota was the top paying state for dental assistants, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics updated wage and salary data for several dental roles March 31 to reflect 2021 information.

Alabama

Dental assistants: $35,760

Dental hygienists: $51,130

Alaska

Dental assistants: $50,640

Dental hygienists: $115,510

Arizona

Dental assistants: $41,950

Dental hygienists: $83,300

Arkansas

Dental assistants: $34,930

Dental hygienists: $74,360

California

Dental assistants: $46,060

Dental hygienists: $108,200

Colorado

Dental assistants: $43,730

Dental hygienists: $86,890

Connecticut

Dental assistants: $46,130

Dental hygienists: $88,610

Delaware

Dental assistants: $44,690

Dental hygienists: $83,560

Florida

Dental assistants: $40,820

Dental hygienists: $73,180

Georgia

Dental assistants: $39,860

Dental hygienists: $73,140

Hawaii

Dental assistants: $37,860

Dental hygienists: $81,970

Idaho

Dental assistants: $36,250

Dental hygienists: $75,040

Illinois

Dental assistants: $42,400

Dental hygienists: $76,640

Indiana

Dental assistants: $41,630

Dental hygienists: $74,450

Iowa

Dental assistants: $44,360

Dental hygienists: $76,010

Kansas

Dental assistants: $38,330

Dental hygienists: $72,540

Kentucky

Dental assistants: $38,160

Dental hygienists: $61,500

Louisiana

Dental assistants: $33,560

Dental hygienists: $74,240

Maine

Dental assistants: $43,960

Dental hygienists: $71,640

Maryland

Dental assistants: $44,410

Dental hygienists: $89,340

Massachusetts

Dental assistants: $51,210

Dental hygienists: $87,030

Michigan

Dental assistants: $39,680

Dental hygienists: $66,720

Minnesota

Dental assistants: $53,080

Dental hygienists: $79,820

Mississippi

Dental assistants: $36,170

Dental hygienists: $57,670

Missouri

Dental assistants: $40,030

Dental hygienists: $74,230

Montana

Dental assistants: $39,060

Dental hygienists: $80,140

Nebraska

Dental assistants: $40,930

Dental hygienists: $75,700

Nevada

Dental assistants: $38,020

Dental hygienists: $89,460

New Hampshire

Dental assistants: $49,470

Dental hygienists: $82,660

New Jersey

Dental assistants: $43,980

Dental hygienists: $87,070

New Mexico

Dental assistants: $37,790

Dental hygienists: $84,480

New York

Dental assistants: $44,910

Dental hygienists: $83,600

North Carolina

Dental assistants: $44,320

Dental hygienists: $72,500

North Dakota

Dental assistants: $47,780

Dental hygienists: $69,440

Ohio

Dental assistants: $43,440

Dental hygienists: $72,280

Oklahoma

Dental assistants: $39,070

Dental hygienists: $83,290

Oregon

Dental assistants: $48,780

Dental hygienists: $94,420

Pennsylvania

Dental assistants: $43,540

Dental hygienists: $71,710

Rhode Island

Dental assistants: $46,070

Dental hygienists: $77,140

South Carolina

Dental assistants: $40,120

Dental hygienists: $65,440

South Dakota

Dental assistants: $42,010

Dental hygienists: $74,600

Tennessee

Dental assistants: $39,160

Dental hygienists: $68,770

Texas

Dental assistants: $38,370

Dental hygienists: $75,970

Utah

Dental assistants: $35,210

Dental hygienists: $74,110

Vermont

Dental assistants: $45,230

Dental hygienists: $73,650

Virginia

Dental assistants: $43,570

Dental hygienists: $83,150

Washington

Dental assistants: $46,350

Dental hygienists: $106,200

West Virginia

Dental assistants: $36,830

Dental hygienists: $61,050

Wisconsin

Dental assistants: $42,310

Dental hygienists: $72,540

Wyoming

Dental assistants: $41,140

Dental hygienists: $78,010

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