Orthodontist Salary

Salaries for Orthodontists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($174K) per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Orthodontists are happy with their jobs. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Male Orthodontists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$81,039 - $301,309
$81K
$180K
$300K
MEDIAN: $175,049
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$11.74 - $124.16
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$0$301K
Salary $81,039 - $301,309
Bonus $2.14 - $36,494
Profit Sharing $20,000
Total Pay (?
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$69,634 - $297,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 203
Hourly Data $0$124
Hourly Rate $11.74 - $124.16
Overtime $70.00
Annual Data $0$297K
Bonus $2.14 - $36,494
Profit Sharing $20,000
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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$69,634 - $297,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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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
36 %
Male
64 %

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
18%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Orthodontist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$176,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 33%
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