10 states where dentists make the most, least money

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The average salary for dentists varies widely state, with a national annual average salary of $175,840 in 2018, according to Forbes. 

Forbes analyzed occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the average annual salary for dentists by state in 2018. The average national dental salary — $175,840 — was more than triple $51,960, the average annual salary for all occupations. 

The 10 highest paying states for dentists:

  1. Delaware: $264,440
  2. Alaska: $259,350
  3. Rhode Island: $254,190
  4. Minnesota: $227,280
  5. New Hampshire: $226,300
  6. Connecticut: $213,390
  7. Wisconsin: $213,210
  8. North Dakota: $212,380
  9. North Carolina: $212,160
  10. Nevada: $210,710


The 10 lowest paying states for dentists:

  1. Louisiana: $124,020
  2. Wyoming: $125,120
  3. Nebraska: $135,080
  4. Utah: $138,970
  5. West Virginia: $139,170
  6. California: $151,490
  7. Maryland: $1051,950
  8. Mississippi: $153,810
  9. Pennsylvania: $153,950
  10. Kentucky: $154,230

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