Annual dentist pay in 5 states with the most shortage areas

Dentists make an average of $165,950 per year in California, the state with the most dental provider shortage areas in the U.S.

Becker's compiled salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and compared it to dental shortage information from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Here is how much dentists make annually in the five states with the highest number of dental shortage areas:

California: 513

Salary: $165,950


Missouri: 341

Salary: $167,240


Alaska: 317

Salary: $168,390 


Texas: 317

Salary: $150,060


Florida: 269

Salary: $164,370

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