Best-, worst-paying states for dental assistants in 2023

Minnesota is the highest-paying state for dental assistants, and Louisiana is the lowest-paying state, according to salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Salary and employment data was updated on April 25 and reflect information from May 2022.

Here are the top five best and worst paying states for dental assistants:


Minnesota: $58,890

District of Columbia: $52,820

Delaware: $52,500

Alaska: $52,430

Massachusetts: $52,200


Louisiana: $36,180

Arkansas: $36,570

Mississippi: $36,960

Utah: $37,080

West Virginia: $37,510

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