Highest-paying cities for general dentists in 2024

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., area is the highest-paying metropolitan region for dentists, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The federal agency released updated salary information to reflect 2023 data April 3.

Here are the top-paying metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas for dentists:

Metropolitan areas

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.: $265,890

Spokane-Spokane Valley, Wash.: $263,200

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.: $256,070

Washington, D.C.-Arlington, Va.-Alexandria, Va.: $253,300

St. Joseph, Mo.: $252,390

Columbia, Mo.: $251,280

Olympia-Tumwater, Wash.: $246,780

Springfield, Mo.: $246,700

Saginaw, Mich.: $246,000

Flint, Mich.: $245,600

Nonmetropolitan areas

Arizona nonmetropolitan area: $269,010

North Missouri nonmetropolitan area: $253,060

North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous): $253,040

Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area: $250,100

Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area: $244,630

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