What dentists make in each state in 2023

Delaware is the highest-paying state for dentists, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The federal agency released updated salary data for dental jobs to reflect 2022 information on April 25.

The average annual salary for dentists in 2022 was $172,290.

Here is the average salary for dentists in each state:

Note: Salary data was not available for California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Vermont or Washington.

Alabama: $190,370

Alaska: $118,030

Arizona: $178,920

Arkansas: $192,400

California: N/A

Colorado: $153,700

Connecticut: N/A

Delaware: $206,270

Florida: $170,930

Georgia: N/A

Hawaii: N/A

Idaho: $141,170

Illinois: N/A

Indiana: N/A

Iowa: $186,690

Kansas: $177,280

Kentucky: $188,910

Louisiana: $165,610

Maine: $180,280

Maryland: $157,960

Massachusetts: N/A

Michigan: $177,720

Minnesota: $191,090

Mississippi: $157,110

Missouri: N/A

Montana: $166,490

Nebraska: $155,620

Nevada: N/A

New Hampshire: $200,970

New Jersey: N/A

New Mexico: $184,060

New York: $180,110

North Carolina: $202,550

North Dakota: $175,950

Ohio: $166,960

Oklahoma: $166,300

Oregon: $181,330

Pennsylvania: $174,310

Rhode Island: $204,770

South Carolina: $161,210

South Dakota: $144,860

Tennessee: $186,760

Texas: $162,900

Utah: $131,490

Vermont: N/A

Virginia: $172,780

Washington: N/A

West Virginia: $145,300

Wisconsin: $174,810

Wyoming: $175,900

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