Top paying cities for general dentists in 2023

The Spokane-Spokane Valley region in Washington was the highest paying metropolitan area for general dentists in 2022, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics updated wage and salary data for several dental specialties to reflect 2022 information.

Top paying metropolitan areas for general dentists:

Metropolitan area

Average annual salary

Spokane-Spokane Valley, Wash.


Manchester, N.H.


Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.


Burlington, N.C.


Olympia-Tumwater, Wash.


Norwich-New London-Westerly, Conn.-R.I.


San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, Calif.


Akron, Ohio


Salinas, Calif.


Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Wash.


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