There are 3,970 dentists in New Jersey, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics for New Jersey’s nearly 9 million residents. The New York/New Jersey metropolitan region has the highest concentration of dentists in the country.
Of the state’s dentists, 3,470 are considered general dentists with an average wage of $150,940. There are 270 orthodontists, who earn on average $208,520, and 230 other “specialized” dentists, who earn $198,000 on average. There are 5,040 dental hygienists working in New Jersey, with an average wage of $80,950. Additionally, there are 8,800 dental assistants, earning about $38,000 a year.