The average rate for a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant is $19.59 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$28,000 - $42,729
(Median)
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$40K
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MEDIAN: $39,992
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$14.40 - $24.86
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$39,992  
   
Bonus
$504  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,962 - $51,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $24.86  
   
Overtime
$26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$504  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,962 - $51,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Certified Oral Surgery Assistant

Certified oral surgery assistants begin work by greeting patients in the reception area and escorting them to the treatment area. Front-desk duties are necessary in this position, such as signing-in patients, answering the telephone, and making appointments, followed by taking patients' health histories and dental x-rays.

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Certified Oral Surgery Assistant Tasks

  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital.
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • Maintain patient's vital statistics and intravenous fluids during surgery.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Oral Surgery Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Certified Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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