Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
5,200 8.6 % $109.99 $228,780 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $44.03 $72.15 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $91,580 $150,060 (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 4,800 0.52 $113.05 $235,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 140 0.00 $48.12 $100,090
Offices of Physicians 140 0.01 $81.66 $169,850

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 4,800 0.52 $113.05 $235,140
Offices of Physicians 140 0.01 $81.66 $169,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 140 0.00 $48.12 $100,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $131.13 $272,750
Offices of Dentists 4,800 0.52 $113.05 $235,140
Offices of Physicians 140 0.01 $81.66 $169,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 140 (7) $48.12 $100,090


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)
California 710 0.04 1.20 $92.20 $191,780
Florida 510 0.06 1.67 $109.65 $228,080
Texas 360 0.03 0.83 $129.56 $269,490
Massachusetts 320 0.09 2.50 $116.77 $242,890
Maryland 260 0.10 2.68 $94.35 $196,250




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)
Maryland 260 0.10 2.68 $94.35 $196,250
Idaho 70 0.10 2.78 $71.33 $148,370
Massachusetts 320 0.09 2.50 $116.77 $242,890
Kentucky 120 0.07 1.76 $63.93 $132,970
Mississippi 70 0.06 1.63 (5) (5)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Mississippi 70 0.06 1.63 (5) (5)
Georgia (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $138.10 $287,250





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.07 1.97 $84.93 $176,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 3.72 $116.15 $241,600
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 3.44 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.59 $106.33 $221,160
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.61 $71.70 $149,140
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.10 2.80 (5) (5)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 1.31 (8) (8)




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 3.72 $116.15 $241,600
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 3.44 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.61 $71.70 $149,140
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.10 2.80 (5) (5)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.07 1.97 $84.93 $176,640
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 1.31 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.59 $106.33 $221,160




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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.10 2.80 (5) (5)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $131.84 $274,230
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $129.69 $269,760
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $127.15 $264,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $124.70 $259,370
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $116.56 $242,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 3.72 $116.15 $241,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.59 $106.33 $221,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.07 1.97 $84.93 $176,640
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.61 $71.70 $149,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.23 6.08 $110.49 $229,820

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.23 6.08 $110.49 $229,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.23 6.08 $110.49 $229,820


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017