Dentist salary in 2020 vs. 2021, by state

The top paying state for general dentists shifted from Rhode Island in 2020 to Delaware in 2021.

This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and reflects salary information from 2020 and 2021.

General dentist salary average, per state in 2020 and 2021:

Alabama

2020: $172,050

2021: $176,910

Alaska

2020: $242,850

2021: $168,390

Arizona

2020: $199,660

2021: $175,030

Arkansas

2020: $163,260

2021: $184,540

California

2020: $160,300

2021: $165,950

Colorado

2020: $184,550

2021: $139,460

Connecticut

2020: $221,440

2021: $197,910

Delaware

2020: N/A

2021: $233,860

District of Columbia

2020: N/A

2021: N/A

Florida

2020: $180,920

2021: $164,370

Georgia

2020: $175,880

2021: $165,160

Hawaii

2020: $202,890

2021: $177,820

Idaho

2020: $206,360

2021: $124,750

Illinois

2020: $198,480

2021: $136,930

Indiana

2020: $171,730

2021: $159,240

Iowa

2020: $169,990

2021: $183,710

Kansas

2020: $170,710

2021: $188,240

Kentucky

2020: $128,850

2021: $136,480

Louisiana

2020: $145,980

2021: $148,060

Maine

2020: $236,060

2021: $187,460

Maryland

2020: $180,600

2021: $158,520

Massachusetts

2020: $205,160

2021: $175,140

Michigan

2020: $213,250

2021: $178,250

Minnesota

2020: $213,310

2021: $181,760

Mississippi

2020: $168,250

2021: $161,700

Missouri

2020: $157,030

2021: $167,240

Montana

2020: $171,950

2021: $146,170

Nebraska

2020: $178,490

2021: $146,170

Nevada

2020: $203,450

2021: $151,130

New Hampshire

2020: $222,430

2021: $225,140

New Jersey

2020: $177,570

2021: N/A

New Mexico

2020: $166,910

2021: $189,430

New York

2020: $170,350

2021: $170,800

North Carolina

2020: $178,980

2021: $189,980

North Dakota

2020: $203,890

2021: $161,080

Ohio

2020: $196,920

2021: $180,920

Oklahoma

2020: $182,190

2021: $165,380

Oregon

2020: $215,750

2021: $207,370

Pennsylvania

2020: $155,360

2021: $159,450

Rhode Island

2020: $258,920

2021: $206,600

South Carolina

2020: $159,810

2021: $132,830

South Dakota

2020: $187,850

2021: $150,630

Tennessee

2020: $167,460

2021: $169,610

Texas

2020: $184,410

2021: $150,060

Utah

2020: $147,730

2021: $134,570

Vermont

2020: $254,190

2021: $190,030

Virginia

2020: $196,890

2021: $162,750

Washington

2020: $187,520

2021: $182,050

West Virginia

2020: $127,950

2021: $139,200

Wisconsin

2020: $200,640

2021: $183,110

Wyoming

2020: $133,750

2021: $148,730 

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