5 states with the largest increases in dental assistant pay

West Virginia saw the largest increase in dental assistant salaries between 2020 and 2021, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are five states with the largest increases in dental assistant pay using compensation data from 2020 and 2021, the latest year data is available: 

West Virginia

2020: $32,240

2021: $36,830

Percentage increase: 14.2 percent

Mississippi

2020: $31,930

2021: $36,170

Percentage increase: 13.3 percent

Delaware

2020: $39,890

2021: $44,690

Percentage increase: 12 percent 

Alabama

2020: $33,510

2021: $35,760

Percentage increase: 6.7 percent

Wyoming

2020: $38,590

2021: $41,140  

Percentage increase: 6.6 percent

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