Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
5,530 10.2 % $89.58 $186,320 5.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.47 $49.55 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $67,530 $103,070 (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 5,300 0.62 $89.91 $187,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $88.39 $183,840
Offices of Physicians 60 0.00 $96.16 $200,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 0.00 $52.90 $110,020

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 5,300 0.62 $89.91 $187,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $88.39 $183,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 0.00 $52.90 $110,020
Offices of Physicians 60 0.00 $96.16 $200,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 60 (7) $96.16 $200,010
Offices of Dentists 5,300 0.62 $89.91 $187,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $88.39 $183,840
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $81.20 $168,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $52.90 $110,020


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)
Illinois 670 0.12 2.79 $51.03 $106,150
California 620 0.04 1.03 $79.79 $165,960
Texas 400 0.04 0.89 $115.15 $239,510
Indiana 370 0.13 3.08 $59.14 $123,020
Florida 310 0.04 1.02 $78.29 $162,850




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)
Indiana 370 0.13 3.08 $59.14 $123,020
Illinois 670 0.12 2.79 $51.03 $106,150
New Jersey 300 0.08 1.86 $106.94 $222,420
Kansas 100 0.08 1.79 (5) (5)
Massachusetts 230 0.07 1.72 $96.25 $200,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Kansas 100 0.08 1.79 (5) (5)
Colorado (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Arizona 130 0.05 1.24 (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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 1.69 (5) (5)
Akron, OH 90 0.27 6.48 (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)
Akron, OH 90 0.27 6.48 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 1.69 (5) (5)




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 1.69 (5) (5)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $115.68 $240,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $115.52 $240,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $108.08 $224,800
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $106.46 $221,430
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $102.69 $213,590
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $96.68 $201,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $96.27 $200,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $96.22 $200,140
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $94.37 $196,290


About May 2012 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 mean 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013