In the United States, dentists get paid a median wage of $155,600 and dental hygienists get paid a median wage of $77,090. However, how much one makes in these fields depends significantly on where they practice. For example, a dentist can make an average of $286,540 in Dover, New Hampshire and only $95,340 in Shreveport, Louisiana!
This infographic can help aspiring or current dentists and dental hygienists find where the highest potential wages may be available. Of course, there are many factors such as cost of living which influence how proportionate the salaries are, but it is a good starting point for researching where to pursue a career.
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