Dental assistant salary vs. average household income in each state

Dental assistants typically bring in less money each year than the average household income in each state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Here is how the average annual salary for dental assistants stacks up against the average household income in each state:

Note: Data was taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2021 report and the U.S. Census Bureau 2019 Current Population Survey. Household income data may include salaries of multiple people in the same household.

Alabama

Average annual compensation: $35,760

Average household income: $51,734

Alaska

Average annual compensation: $50,640

Average household income: $75,463

Arizona

Average annual compensation: $41,950

Average household income: $62,055

Arkansas

Average annual compensation: $34,930

Average household income: $48,952

California

Average annual compensation: $46,060

Average household income: $80,440

Colorado

Average annual compensation: $43,730

Average household income: $77,127

Connecticut

Average annual compensation: $46,130

Average household income: $78,833

Delaware

Average annual compensation: $44,690

Average household income: $70,176

Florida

Average annual compensation: $40,820

Average household income: $59,227

Georgia

Average annual compensation: $39,860

Average household income: $61,980

Hawaii

Average annual compensation: $37,860

Average household income: $83,102

Idaho

Average annual compensation: $36,250

Average household income: $60,999

Illinois

Average annual compensation: $42,400

Average household income: $69,187

Indiana

Average annual compensation: $41,630

Average household income: $57,603

Iowa

Average annual compensation: $44,360

Average household income: $61,691

Kansas

Average annual compensation: $38,330

Average household income: $62,087

Kentucky

Average annual compensation: $38,160

Average household income: $52,295

Louisiana

Average annual compensation: $33,560

Average household income: $51,073

Maine

Average annual compensation: $43,960

Average household income: $58,924

Maryland

Average annual compensation: $44,410

Average household income: $86,738

Massachusetts

Average annual compensation: $51,210

Average household income: $85,843

Michigan

Average annual compensation: $39,680

Average household income: $59,584

Minnesota

Average annual compensation: $53,080

Average household income: $74,593

Mississippi

Average annual compensation: $36,170

Average household income: $45,792

Missouri

Average annual compensation: $40,030

Average household income: $57,409

Montana

Average annual compensation: $39,060

Average household income: $57,153

Nebraska

Average annual compensation: $40,930

Average household income: $63,229

Nevada

Average annual compensation: $38,020

Average household income: $63,276

New Hampshire

Average annual compensation: $49,470

Average household income: $77,933

New Jersey

Average annual compensation: $43,980

Average household income: $85,751

New Mexico

Average annual compensation: $37,790

Average household income: $51,945

New York

Average annual compensation: $44,910

Average household income: $72,108

North Carolina

Average annual compensation: $44,320

Average household income: $57,341

North Dakota

Average annual compensation: $47,780

Average household income: $64,577

Ohio

Average annual compensation: $43,440

Average household income: $58,642

Oklahoma

Average annual compensation: $39,070

Average household income: $54,449

Oregon

Average annual compensation: $48,780

Average household income: $67,058

Pennsylvania

Average annual compensation: $43,540

Average household income: $63,463

Rhode Island

Average annual compensation: $46,070

Average household income: $71,169

South Carolina

Average annual compensation: $40,120

Average household income: $56,227

South Dakota

Average annual compensation: $42,010

Average household income: $59,533

Tennessee

Average annual compensation: $39,160

Average household income: $56,071

Texas

Average annual compensation: $38,370

Average household income: $64,034

Utah

Average annual compensation: $35,210

Average household income: $75,780

Vermont

Average annual compensation: $45,230

Average household income: $63,001

Virginia

Average annual compensation: $43,570

Average household income: $76,456

Washington

Average annual compensation: $46,350

Average household income: $78,687

West Virginia

Average annual compensation: $36,830

Average household income: $48,850

Wisconsin

Average annual compensation: $42,310

Average household income:  $64,168

Wyoming

Average annual compensation: $41,140

Average household income: $65,003

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