Endodontist Salary Guide and Career Outlook

Endodontists are dental specialists who treat conditions involving the pulp and other areas and components of the roots. The treatments from these professionals include root canals.

In the United States, endodontists earn $202,000 on a mean basis. The pay for their Canadian counterparts stands at C$183,799 ($146,112 USD). In the United Kingdom, the mean is 97,271 ($131,325 USD).

Salaries run on a mean basis AU$253,272 ($197,551 USD) in Australia, NZD$213, 179 ($151,082 USD) in New Zealand, INR602,000 ($9,428 USD) in India, and R1,115,639 ($90,227 USD) in South Africa.

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How Much Does an Endodontist Make per Year by State?

Endodontist Salary US Canada UK Australia New Zealand India South Africa
Hourly Pay $46.67 C$88 £47 AU$122 NZD$102 INR541 R536
Annual Pay $23,600 C$31,000 £18,000 AU$46,574 NZD$39,000 INR1,29,103 R92,980

Endodontist Salary Influencing Factors

Location affects the pay of endodontists, as significant numbers operate in private practices and depend on clients and their ability to pay for services. Experienced endodontists generally earn more generally than those with less time in practice. Whether the endontist works in the private sector or a public or government agency also affects pay.

1. Location

According to SalaryExpert, endodontists earn C$198,318 in Toronto, above the Canadian average of C$183,799. In Vancouver, the pay rises to C$197,873. Endodontists in London can anticipate a mean of 121,732. (https://www.salaryexpert.com/salary/job/endodontist/united-kingdom/london)

The mean stands at AU$270,112 for endodontists in Sydney. Those in Melbourne can also expect to make above the Australian national mean, at AU$258,253. For endodontists in Wellington, New Zealand, average pay rests near the national average, at NZD$213,759. In Christchurch, the mean is NZD$210,672.

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in the US?

Endodontist Salary US Per Year Per Hour
Minimum $97,067 $46.67
Maximum $357,429 $171.84
Bonus $1,811 to $91,916 $0.87 to $44.19
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay $97,067 to $363,525

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in Canada?

Endodontist Salary Canada Per Year Per Hour
Minimum C$124,904 C$60.05
Maximum C$236,532 C$113.72
Bonus C$6,856 C$3.30
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay C$124,904 to C$243,388

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in the UK?

Endodontist Salary UK Per Year Per Hour
Minimum £66,102 £31.78
Maximum £125,179 £60.18
Bonus £3,628 £1.74
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay £66,102 to £128,807

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in Australia

Endodontist Salary Australia Per Year Per Hour
Minimum AU$172,804 AU$83.08
Maximum AU$327,241 AU$157.33
Bonus AU$9,469 AU$4.55
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay AU$172,804 to AU$336,710

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in New Zealand?

Endodontist Salary New Zealand Per Year Per Hour
Minimum NZD$144,990 NZD$69.71
Maximum NZD$274,571 NZD$132.01
Bonus NZD$7,952 NZD$3.82
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay NZD$144,990 to NZD$282,523

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in India?

Endodontist Salary India Per Year Per Hour
Minimum INR293,146 INR140.94
Maximum INR1,236,504 INR594.47
Bonus INR40,000 INR19.23
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay INR293,146 to INR1,250,219

How Much Does an Endodontist Make in South Africa?

Endodontist Salary South Africa Per Year Per Hour
Minimum R764,680 R367.34
Maximum R1,448,085 R696.19
Bonus R41,613 R20.01
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay R764,680 to R1,489,698

2. Experience

PayScale reports that starting endonontists in the United States earn $197,000. Experience does not increase pay until the ten to 20-year stage, at $203,000. For endonontists who have 20 years in practice, mean pay reaches $225,000.

According to SalaryExpert, the entry-level mean for endodontists in Canada stands at C$124,904. With eight or more years of practice, pay climbs to C$236,532. In the United Kingdom, pay for those with up to three years of experience is 66,102 and those who achieve at least eight years of practice make 125,179.

Australian endodontists earn AU$172,804 on a entry-level mean basis. Pay ascends to AU$327,241 for those who accumulate at least eight years of experience. According to SalaryExpert, the mean earnings for endodontists in New Zealand based on experience are NZD$144,990 for entry-level ones and NZD$274,571 for senior-level practitioners.

PayScale states that endodontists with five to ten years of practice in India make 37 percent above the national mean. In South Africa, endodontists make R764,680 as entry-level practitioners and R1,448,085 upon attaining at least eight years of experience.

3. Industry

Endodontists, as with dentists in general, practice either individually or with groups of professionals. Job Bank Canada places the self-employment rate for all dentists at 86 percent. In Canada, 14 percent of participants in the labor force are self-employed.

In the United Kingdom, most dentists operate their own private practices but accept a mix of patients through the National Health Service and patients outside the NHS.

New Zealand’s dentists primarily work for one of the country’s District Boards of Health. In these settings, dental specialists can see pay ranging from NZD$150,000 to NZD$212,000.

Schedule & Working Hours

Endodontists normally work full-time. As specialists, especially in private practice or self-employment, they enjoy more flexibility in setting hours. According to the New Zealand government, dentists in New Zealand increasingly opt for part-time work. In Canada, nearly three out of ten dentists practiced on a part-time basis.

Traditional daytime office hours and weekdays describe the normal work schedule of endodontists.

Bonuses & Benefits

Signing bonuses, performance incentives and profit sharing form part of the compensation package for endodontists in group practices. Other typical benefits include medical insurance.

In the United States, endodonists collect a mean of $119,500 from profit-sharing. For health benefits, 55 percent have medical coverage, 36 percent get dental, and 29 percent enjoy vision coverage. One out of four endodontists in India report to PayScale having medical coverage benefits. Coverage rates for dental and vision care each rest at 13 percent.

To lure endodontists and other dentists to rural or underserved areas, government and other public-sector entities offer loan repayment assistance or forgiveness. These programs usually require a minimum period of service in shortage areas or that the practitioner serve a specified number or percentage of patients receiving assistance such as Medicaid.

Career Outlook

Overall, dentistry should prove in demand as people live longer and need dental work to address nerve pain and pulp issues. Depending on the region, especially in rural or remote areas, endodontists may exist in fairly short supply. This may allow opportunities for prospective endodontists to find employment or open practices. Prospective endodontists may find challenges in building clientele without demonstrated experience.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dentists should grow by 17 percent, or 26,400, by 2026. In the “Dentists, all other specialists,” the increase should amount to 12 percent, or 800. In 2016, the United States had 6,400 dentists in “all other” specialties.

Job Bank Canada projects, by 2024, openings for dentists will number 7,000 and seekers for those positions should total 5,400. Canada had 17,100 dentists in 2015.

According to a Health Workforce Australia 2014 report, the country had 133 endodontists in 2012, with nonurban areas having more of a need that urban areas. Job Outlook Australia predicts that “Dental Practitioners” as an occupation will increase from 10,300 in 2015 to 11,200 by 2020.

South Africa has 1,056 dentists in the public sector for 42,384,009 people who rely on it for dental and other health care. The ratio of dentists to the population stands at one for every 50,000 people.

Shortages of dentists exist in New Zealand. In fact, the New Zealand government places dentistry on the “immediate term skills shortages” list. Nevertheless, the New Zealand government rates hiring prospects as “average,” as many established practices desire those with experience. Newly-graduated dentists may find it difficult to build a sufficient client base without experience and entry into the field may prove financially challenging as dentistry services are not subsidized.

India has a significant demand for dental professionals. According to “World Health Statistics – 2014” published in the Pan African Medical Journal, India had one dentist for every 10,000.

Even with shortages overall in the country, endodontists and other dentists must overcome certain challenges to achieve employment. Government positions account for only five percent of dentists’ employment in India. With substantial investments required to start practices, dentists must located in more densely populated areas that already have high numbers of dentists. Practice in rural areas may feature less competition, but revenues may not overcome the expenses.


To enhance their earnings, endodontists likely will locate in areas with a sufficient patient base. As a result, job opportunities may prove better in more densely populated communities. Demand for endodntists and other dental practitioners will also help those aspiring to this field find work. Accumulating experience will help attract patients and boost pay in most places.

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