What Are The Training Requirements for Orthodontists?

Orthodontists need a doctoral or professional degree and internship/residency.

Degrees for Orthodontists
Typical education of Orthodontists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 0.0
Masters Degree 1.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 98.3

What Is the Employment Outlook for Orthodontists?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more orthodontists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.

This career includes 8,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Orthodontists Make?

On average, orthodontists make $109.99 per hour or $228,780 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Orthodontists?

Hourly income for Orthodontists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Orthodontists $44.03 $72.15 $high $high $high
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
Dentists $32.53 $51.55 $76.81 $high $high
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Orthodontists?

Annual salary for Orthodontists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Orthodontists $91,580 $150,060 $high $high $high
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
Dentists $67,660 $107,220 $159,770 $high $high
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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