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As with most professions, salaries for Dental Assistants can vary greatly from State to State.  States with higher costs of living typically have higher average salaries, and this is definitely the case with Dental Assistant Salaries.  Dental Assistants in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Alaska, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Connecticut all earn average annual salaries that exceed $40,000 according to data gathered by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2012.  Below is a complete list of average salaries for all 50 States and the District of Colombia sorted highest to lowest.

Dental Assistant Salary by Statedental assistant schools

New Hampshire $43,480
Minnesota $42,420
Alaska $41,970
District of Columbia $41,730
Massachusetts $41,290
Connecticut $40,680
Oregon $39,500
Washington $39,430
New Jersey $38,690
Maine $37,780
Colorado $37,590
Vermont $37,560
Nevada $37,290
North Carolina $37,280
Maryland $36,860
California $36,660
Virginia $36,200
Iowa $35,780
Rhode Island $35,710
New York $35,540
Indiana $35,230
North Dakota $35,120
Wisconsin $35,070
Arizona $34,980
Georgia $34,820
Virgin Islands $34,340
Ohio $33,980
Florida $33,890
South Carolina $33,890
Missouri $33,790
Michigan $33,730
Wyoming $33,550
Delaware $33,460
Tennessee $33,160
Illinois $32,890
Pennsylvania $32,850
Hawaii $32,740
Texas $32,700
New Mexico $32,190
Nebraska $32,130
Kansas $31,650
Idaho $31,480
Kentucky $31,310
Montana $31,190
Mississippi $29,710
Oklahoma $29,680
South Dakota $29,590
Alabama $29,550
Louisiana $29,460
Guam $29,440
Arkansas $28,590
Utah $27,460
West Virginia $27,170
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