To see where you land on the salary map, check out this interactive graphic.
And assuming you haven’t already signed up for dental school, check out the states and cities that pay the most and least below.
The five highest-paying states (with at least 10,000 employed):
4. District of Columbia
The five lowest-paying states (with at least 10,000 employed):
1. North Dakota
The five highest-paying cities (with at least 1,000 employed):
5. Santa Ana, CA
4. Sacramento, CA
3. Springfield, IL
2. Santa Cruz, CA
1. Atlanta, GA