Dentist salary in the best states to find a job

Washington is the best state to find a job, according to personal finance website WalletHub, and the average dentist salary there is $182,500, above the national average of $167,760 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

WalletHub compared states across their job market and economic environment with an increased weight on the former. The website then evaluated the two dimensions using 35 metrics, including job security, employee benefits and average commute time. Read more about the methodology for the report, released Nov. 30, here.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics updated wage and salary data for several dental specialties March 31 to reflect 2021 information.

Note: Salary information for New Jersey is unavailable.

Here are the 10 best states to find a job, according to WalletHub, and their respective average dentist salaries:

1. Washington: $182,050

2. Vermont: $190,030

3. New Hampshire: $225,140

4. Colorado: $139,460

5. Minnesota: $181,760

6. Rhode Island: $206,600

7. Massachusetts: $175,140

8. Virginia: $162,750

9. Connecticut: $197,910

10. New Jersey: N/A

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