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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

29-1023 Orthodontists

Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,350 9.0 % $108.54 $225,760 4.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $34.99 $68.49 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $72,780 $142,470 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,910 0.52 $112.01 $232,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 160 0.00 $60.58 $126,010
Offices of Physicians 110 0.00 $93.33 $194,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,910 0.52 $112.01 $232,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 160 0.00 $60.58 $126,010
Offices of Physicians 110 0.00 $93.33 $194,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,910 0.52 $112.01 $232,980
Offices of Physicians 110 (7) $93.33 $194,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 160 (7) $60.58 $126,010


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 610 0.05 1.37 $90.48 $188,190
Massachusetts 430 0.12 3.29 $135.93 $282,740
California 380 0.02 0.61 $94.90 $197,390
Florida 370 0.04 1.15 $98.44 $204,750
Maryland 330 0.12 3.34 $95.77 $199,210




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 430 0.12 3.29 $135.93 $282,740
Maryland 330 0.12 3.34 $95.77 $199,210
Oklahoma 130 0.08 2.15 $125.79 $261,650
Idaho 40 0.06 1.66 $97.13 $202,030
Texas 610 0.05 1.37 $90.48 $188,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 110 0.03 0.88 (5) (5)
Virginia 90 0.02 0.63 (5) (5)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 240 0.08 2.05 $111.90 $232,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 210 0.06 1.56 $95.90 $199,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 190 0.02 0.55 $122.21 $254,200
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60 0.02 0.63 $82.92 $172,470
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 0.76 $86.46 $179,840
Fort Wayne, IN 50 0.21 5.68 $95.76 $199,190
Boise City, ID 40 0.12 3.26 $91.35 $190,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Wayne, IN 50 0.21 5.68 $95.76 $199,190
Boise City, ID 40 0.12 3.26 $91.35 $190,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 240 0.08 2.05 $111.90 $232,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 210 0.06 1.56 $95.90 $199,470
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 0.76 $86.46 $179,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 190 0.02 0.55 $122.21 $254,200
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60 0.02 0.63 $82.92 $172,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yakima, WA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $133.54 $277,770
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (8) (8) (8) $132.83 $276,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $128.53 $267,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 190 0.02 0.55 $122.21 $254,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 240 0.08 2.05 $111.90 $232,760


About May 2018 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019