Dentist salary vs. average household income in each state

Average annual salaries for dentists is largely double and sometimes triple the average annual household income of each state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Average annual dentist salary compared to average household income by state:

Note: Data was taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2020 report and the U.S. Census Bureau 2019 Current Population Survey. The BLS data did not include salary information for Delaware.

State

Average annual salary

Average household income

Alabama 

$172,050

$51,734

Alaska 

$242,850

$75,463

Arizona 

$199,660

$62,055

Arkansas 

$163,260

$48,952

California 

$160,300

$80,440

Colorado 

$184,550

$77,127

Connecticut 

$221,440

$78,833

Delaware

N/A

$70,176

Florida 

$180,920

$59,227

Georgia 

$175,880

$61,980

Hawaii 

$202,890

$83,102

Idaho 

$206,360

$60,999

Illinois 

$198,480

$69,187

Indiana 

$171,730

$57,603

Iowa 

$169,990

$61,691

Kansas 

$170,710

$62,087

Kentucky 

$128,850

$52,295

Louisiana 

$145,980

$51,073

Maine 

$236,060

$58,924

Maryland 

$180,600

$86,738

Massachusetts 

$205,160

$85,843

Michigan 

$213,250

$59,584

Minnesota 

$213,310

$74,593

Mississippi 

$168,250

$45,792

Missouri 

$157,030

$57,409

Montana

$171,950

$57,153

Nebraska 

$178,490

$63,229

Nevada 

$203,450

$63,276

New Hampshire 

$222,430

$77,933

New Jersey 

$177,570

$85,751

New Mexico 

$166,910

$51,945

New York 

$170,350

$72,108

North Carolina

$178,980

$57,341

North Dakota

$203,890

$64,577

Ohio 

$196,920

$58,642

Oklahoma

$182,190

$54,449

Oregon 

$215,750

$67,058

Pennsylvania 

$155,360

$63,463

Rhode Island 

$258,920

$71,169

South Carolina 

$159,810

$56,227

South Dakota 

$187,850

$59,533

Tennessee 

$167,460

$56,071

Texas

$184,410

$64,034

Utah 

$147,730

$75,780

Vermont 

$254,190

$63,001

Virginia 

$196,890

$76,456

Washington 

$187,520

$78,687

West Virginia 

$127,950

$48,850

Wisconsin 

$200,640

$64,168

Wyoming

$133,750

$65,003

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