Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Best and Worst States for General Dentist Pay

There were approximately 110,000 general dentists working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports.  Most general dentists work in dental offices, but smaller numbers work in physician offices, outpatient care centers, hospitals and with state government entities. Like many other trained healthcare professionals with advanced technical skills, general dentists earn salaries and wages in excess of that earned by workers in most other occupations. Per BLS estimates, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for general dentists was $178,260 annually, in comparison to the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S.  Pay for the profession varies widely from state-to-state, with general dentists in some states making double what their counterparts earn elsewhere. As of May 2019, according to BLS data the ten states with the best annual mean salary and wages for general dentists were:

Rhode Island $262,900
Vermont $261,790
Alaska $239,930
North Dakota $225,770
Maine $220,400
Michigan $216,310
New Hampshire $215,600
Minnesota $213,210
Wisconsin $207,350
Nevada $204,240

At the other end of the spectrum, here were the bottom ten states for general dentist pay:

Alabama $157,040
California $155,670
Louisiana $155,350
Mississippi $153,220
Montana $150,170
Nebraska $138,250
Utah $134,730
Kentucky $129,310
Wyoming $127,990
West Virginia $126,880

So where does your state rank for General Dentist pay?

Check out General Dentist Average Wages by State for more information.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Top Cardiology Care Hospitals in the Great Plains Region

In the most recent (20-21) U.S. News & World Report rankings of American hospitals, close to 600 hospitals were evaluated for their effectiveness and proficiency in providing adult cardiology care to patients.  In this analysis, hospitals were measured on various metrics related to their patient experience and outcomes, the size and scale of their adult cardiology programs, and the level of distinction they have earned within the adult cardiology care community.  Among the top 50 rated U.S. hospitals for adult cardiology care in 20-21, five are based in the Great Plains region, including the second highest rated cardiology care hospital in the country. Here's a quick rundown of the five Great Plains region medical institutions that made the top 50 and where they rank nationally for adult cardiology care:


Top Cardiology Care Hospitals in the Great Plains Region
Top Cardiology Care Hospitals in the Great Plains Region


Location:  Rochester, MN
National Rank in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery:  #2

Location:  Kansas City, MO
National Rank in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery:  #22

Location:  St. Louis, MO
National Rank in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery:  #32

Location:  St. Cloud, MN
National Rank in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery:  #41

Location: Minneapolis, MN
National Rank in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery:  #42

For a closer look at the metrics used to grade adult cardiology and heart surgery hospitals in the 20-21 U.S. News survey, or to find the cardiology care rating of other Great Plains region hospitals, visit Best Hospitals for Adult Cardiology Care and Heart Surgery.