Orthodontist Salary

Orthodontists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $162K annually. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and about one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Orthodontists is extremely high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$78,319 - $287,478
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$160K
$290K
MEDIAN: $162,208
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$10.00 - $134.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$78,319 - $287,478  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $36,494  
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
Total Pay (?
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$43,669 - $289,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $134.00  
   
Overtime
$145.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$50.68 - $36,494  
   
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,669 - $289,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthodontist

Pay by Experience for an Orthodontist has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthodontist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthodontist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $189,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Orthodontist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $188,000 based on 55 salaries. An Orthodontist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $200,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Orthodontist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Orthodontist Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$160,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 32%
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