Orthodontist Salary

Orthodontists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $173K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. Male Orthodontists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$80,915 - $304,382
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$170K
$300K
MEDIAN: $173,341
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$10.85 - $122.67
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$120
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$0$304K
Salary $80,915 - $304,382
Bonus $2.21 - $36,212
Profit Sharing $17,500
Total Pay (?
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$51,600 - $298,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212
Hourly Data $0$122
Hourly Rate $10.85 - $122.67
Overtime $68.75
Annual Data $0$298K
Bonus $2.21 - $36,212
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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$51,600 - $298,678
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Orthodontist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$171,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 35%
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