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What Is the Average Dentist Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Hawaii $196,559 $16,379 $3,779 $94.50
Massachusetts $191,562 $15,963 $3,683 $92.10
Nevada $191,369 $15,947 $3,680 $92.00
Rhode Island $187,108 $15,592 $3,598 $89.96
Oregon $186,066 $15,505 $3,578 $89.46
Alaska $184,429 $15,369 $3,546 $88.67
North Dakota $181,589 $15,132 $3,492 $87.30
Washington $179,798 $14,983 $3,457 $86.44
New York $176,504 $14,708 $3,394 $84.86
Maryland $173,285 $14,440 $3,332 $83.31
South Dakota $173,148 $14,429 $3,329 $83.24
Virginia $167,850 $13,987 $3,227 $80.70
Kansas $165,312 $13,776 $3,179 $79.48
Kentucky $165,172 $13,764 $3,176 $79.41
Colorado $164,487 $13,707 $3,163 $79.08
Idaho $163,937 $13,661 $3,152 $78.82
Mississippi $163,172 $13,597 $3,137 $78.45
New Hampshire $162,765 $13,563 $3,130 $78.25
Nebraska $162,713 $13,559 $3,129 $78.23
California $161,738 $13,478 $3,110 $77.76
Delaware $161,529 $13,460 $3,106 $77.66
South Carolina $161,123 $13,426 $3,098 $77.46
Tennessee $160,542 $13,378 $3,087 $77.18
Vermont $160,382 $13,365 $3,084 $77.11
Connecticut $157,303 $13,108 $3,025 $75.63
Arkansas $156,328 $13,027 $3,006 $75.16
Arizona $155,309 $12,942 $2,986 $74.67
Wyoming $154,741 $12,895 $2,975 $74.39
Oklahoma $154,624 $12,885 $2,973 $74.34
Illinois $153,907 $12,825 $2,959 $73.99
Maine $153,835 $12,819 $2,958 $73.96
Michigan $153,770 $12,814 $2,957 $73.93
Minnesota $153,384 $12,782 $2,949 $73.74
New Jersey $152,913 $12,742 $2,940 $73.52
Indiana $150,511 $12,542 $2,894 $72.36
Missouri $150,293 $12,524 $2,890 $72.26
Montana $150,191 $12,515 $2,888 $72.21
West Virginia $147,681 $12,306 $2,840 $71.00
Texas $146,469 $12,205 $2,816 $70.42
Wisconsin $144,930 $12,077 $2,787 $69.68
Pennsylvania $144,691 $12,057 $2,782 $69.56
Ohio $144,638 $12,053 $2,781 $69.54
Iowa $143,271 $11,939 $2,755 $68.88
Utah $139,918 $11,659 $2,690 $67.27
New Mexico $137,616 $11,468 $2,646 $66.16
Alabama $135,917 $11,326 $2,613 $65.35
North Carolina $133,889 $11,157 $2,574 $64.37
Florida $131,599 $10,966 $2,530 $63.27
Georgia $127,435 $10,619 $2,450 $61.27
Louisiana $122,604 $10,217 $2,357 $58.94

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Dentist Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified nine states where the typical salary for a Dentist job is above the national average. Topping the list is Hawaii, with Massachusetts and Nevada close behind in second and third. Nevada beats the national average by 9.9%, and Hawaii furthers that trend with another $22,375 (12.8%) above the $174,184.

With these nine states paying on average above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Dentist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

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