Orthodontist Salary

Salaries for Orthodontists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($151K) per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Orthodontists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly one-half. Male Orthodontists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$79,075 - $254,826
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$79K
$150K
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MEDIAN: $151,264
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$12.77 - $154.18
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MEDIAN: $96.00
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$68,784 - $276,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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$0.00 - $23,315  
   
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$68,784 - $276,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Orthodontist

Orthodontists are primarily responsible for providing treatment of dental issues which may require the application of braces. Those in this position also oversee their patients' dental health and progress and generally work with several staff members to accomplish this.

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Orthodontist Tasks

  • Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.
  • Examine patients in order to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.
  • Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths in order to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws, and to realign teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $153K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $181K. Orthodontists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $183K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $148K on average.

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Experience Affects Orthodontist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$163,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 27%
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