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Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.35 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants. Just over a half enjoy medical while more than a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in six. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,896 - $50,375
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,917
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$11.92 - $22.58
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$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,896 - $50,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,370  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,500  
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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$25,121 - $48,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$2.93 - $36.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,370  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,500  
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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$25,121 - $48,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324

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Job Description for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

  • Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or removing sutures.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, and physicians' instructions to patients.
  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
  • Interview, measure and record medical information and vital signs.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.

Common Career Paths for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant


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It doesn't happen often, but some Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants do move on to become Certified Oral Surgery Assistants. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $39K per year. A more common career path for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants is stepping into the role of Oral Surgery Assistant or Surgical Dental Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

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


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $43K.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 40%
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