How Much do Orthodontists Make?

Do orthodontists make a lot of money? What is the average pay for orthodontists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists in the United States earn an average of $230,830 a year, equivalent to $110.98 an hour. Orthodontists make 332% more than the average American worker.

Orthodontists in Washington are the best paid, making $285,780 a year, while orthodontists in Utah make the least at $130,990.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
  • May not include business profits of orthodontists running their own practice
Orthodontist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th > $104 > $208,000
75th > $104 > $208,000
50th > $104 > $208,000
25th $66.99 $139,330
10th $35.33 $73,490
Orthodontist Wages by State

In what states do orthodontists make the most? In what states do orthodontists make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
California $105.97 $220,410
Connecticut $118.88 $247,270
Florida $116.41 $242,130
Georgia $114.09 $237,310
Illinois $85.40 $177,620
Indiana $113.20 $235,450
Iowa $128.85 $268,000
Maryland $88.45 $183,980
Michigan $97.56 $202,930
Minnesota $131.97 $274,490
New Jersey $115.44 $240,110
New Mexico $102.91 $214,050
New York $93.55 $194,590
North Carolina $126.46 $263,040
Ohio $100.70 $209,450
Oklahoma $123.52 $256,930
Pennsylvania $127.88 $265,990
South Carolina $129.41 $269,180
Tennessee $123.80 $257,500
Texas $93.88 $195,270
Utah $62.98 $130,990
Washington $137.39 $285,780
Wisconsin $89.83 $186,850
Metro Areas Where Orthodontists Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Sarasota, FL $131.23 $272,960
Sacramento, CA $127.19 $264,560
Los Angeles, CA $125.03 $260,070
Washington, DC $117.55 $244,500
Harrisburg, PA $114.47 $238,090
Fort Wayne, IN $94.90 $197,390
New York, NY $90.78 $188,820
Chicago, IL $83.61 $173,900
Milwaukee, WI $65.28 $135,770
Baltimore, MD $58.58 $121,840
Orthodontist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $110.98 $230,830
2018 $108.54 $225,760
2017 $110.28 $229,380
2016 $109.99 $228,780
2015 $106.44 $221,390
2014 $96.65 $201,030
2013 $94.36 $196,270
2012 $89.58 $186,320
2011 $98.40 $204,670