Like all dentists, endodontists must complete undergraduate studies and then be accepted into a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. After acceptance, they attend four years of dental school. An additional two years of training is required for the endodontology specialty. After successful completion of all required training, an endodontist must be board certified by the American Board of Endodontics.
Average total compensation includes base salary and any other monetary compensation offered by an employer. In October 2010, PayScale reported an average base salary ranging from $120,000 to $202,950 per year for endodontists. Bonuses ranged between $2,948 and $27,469 per year. The total compensation package ranged between $121,259 and $208,149 per year.
These professionals can work for a variety of employers, including family dental offices, hospitals, health care, dental prosthetic services and the military. The highest wages were reported for those who worked for the military and armed services, earning average salaries ranging between $141,462 and $260,571 per year. Endodontists who worked in hospitals earned average salaries ranging between $141,699 and $245,604 per year.
Endodontists who gain professional experience often increase their salaries over the years. Those with one to four years of experience earned average salaries ranging between $117,110 and $200,049 per year. Endodontists with 10 to 19 years of experience earned average salaries ranging between $120,000 and $325,000 per year.
Endodontists can be found in almost every metropolitan area of the United States. The highest salaries were reported in California, where average salaries ranged between $112,000 and $237,000 per year. In Texas, average salaries ranged between $130,000 and $196,988 per year.