Top-paying metropolitan areas for dental assistants

Three of the top four top-paying metropolitan areas for dental assistants are in California, according to salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The data was updated to reflect 2022 information April 25.

Here are the top 10 highest-paying metropolitan areas for dental assistants:

1. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.: $62,830

2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.: $61,130

3. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wisconsin.: $61,020

4. Santa Rosa, Calif.: $56,750

5. Rochester, Minn.: $56,510

6. Mankato-North Mankato, Minn.: $55,470

7. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, Calif.: $54,850

8. St. Cloud, Minn.: $54,710

9. Bismarck, N.D.: $54,170

10. Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.: $54,050

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