Are you pursuing a career in dentistry, either as a dentist or a dental hygienist? It can be a lucrative field with steady and constant growth. The median salary for a dentist in the United States is $155,600, with an unemployment rate of .2%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be a 2.8% employment growth for dentists between 2019 and 2029. For dental hygienists, the median annual age is $77,090 with a projected growth of 11% from 2020-2030, which is faster than average. Of course, the pay dentists and dental hygienists receive depends entirely on the location where they practice.
This infographic helps individuals aspiring to enter the dentistry field to see the locations across the United States that pay the most generously. Overall, New England cities such as Dover, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine pay dentists the most. The opposite is true for dental hygienists; west coast cities like Santa Maria, California offer them the most on average.
Infographic by: dentalcarealliance