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2024 Dental Assistant Salary Report

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Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

The following data was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is updated as of May 2023.

Average Dental Assistant Salary by State

StateEmployed Dental AssistantsAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alabama4,630$18.00$37,440
Alaska940$25.49$53,020
Arizona7,550$22.61$47,030
Arkansas2,970$19.44$40,440
California56,870$25.23$52,470
Colorado6,710$24.49$50,940
Connecticut3,700$23.84$49,590
Delaware900$23.58$49,040
District of Columbia590$26.49$55,100
Florida25,370$22.23$46,240
Georgia10,050$21.02$43,710
Hawaii1,350$20.65$42,960
Idaho3,060$19.33$40,200
Illinois14,370$20.39$42,420
Indiana6,300$22.72$47,250
Iowa3,400$23.62$49,140
Kansas3,190$19.78$41,140
Kentucky4,300$19.76$41,090
Louisiana4,740$18.41$38,290
Maine1,390$23.44$48,760
Maryland5,700$24.06$50,040
Massachusetts9,200$27.31$56,810
Michigan10,750$21.73$45,210
Minnesota6,000$30.17$62,760
Mississippi2,530$18.08$37,610
Missouri6,530$21.37$44,450
Montana1,480$20.81$43,280
Nebraska2,200$21.12$43,930
Nevada3,860$22.21$46,200
New Hampshire1,350$26.06$54,190
New Jersey10,170$22.57$46,950
New Mexico2,220$19.49$40,530
New York17,840$23.22$48,290
North Carolina10,930$23.00$47,840
North Dakota800$25.96$54,010
Ohio11,230$23.82$49,550
Oklahoma4,430$19.94$41,470
Oregon5,180$26.90$55,960
Pennsylvania10,330$22.97$47,770
Rhode Island1,080$25.01$52,030
South Carolina5,000$22.57$46,940
South Dakota1,140$22.89$47,620
Tennessee6,390$21.11$43,910
Texas34,490$20.04$41,690
Utah6,250$18.92$39,350
Vermont580$25.90$53,860
Virginia9,580$22.90$47,630
Washington12,270$26.06$54,190
West Virginia1,430$19.18$39,890
Wisconsin6,670$21.97$45,700
Wyoming680$22.87$47,560
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