Where do dental assistants earn the most?

Minnesota is the highest-paying state for dental assistants, while San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif., is the highest-paying metropolitan region, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are 15 stats about where dental assistants earn the most in the U.S.:

Highest-paying industries

Home healthcare services: $54,140

State government, excluding schools and hospitals: $52,640

Management of companies and enterprises: $52,020

Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals: $50,920

General medical and surgical hospitals: $49,410

Highest-paying states

Minnesota: $58,890

District of Columbia: $52,820

Delaware: $52,500

Alaska: $52,430

Massachusetts: $52,200

Highest-paying cities

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

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

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

Santa Rosa, Calif.: $56,750

Rochester, Minn.: $56,510

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