Location, location, location: Dental incomes vary depending on where you live

The average annual net income of general dentists in 2018 was $175,840 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To be able to compare dentist incomes across states, the ADA Health Policy Institute performed additional analysis, adjusting the state-level average net incomes for cost of living.

General dentists in Delaware ($263,912), Rhode Island ($255,211) and Alaska ($246,063) had the highest average annual net income after adjusting for cost of living, while general dentists in Wyoming ($129,390), California ($132,421) and Louisiana ($137,190) had the lowest.

Information on annual dental income for general dentists in all 50 states is included in a new HPI infographic on ADA.org.

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