Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary
|Salary||$27,597 - $47,399|
|Bonus||$206.08 - $3,878|
|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).)
|$29,012 - $48,725|
|Hourly Rate||$14.05 - $23.07|
|Overtime||$21.29 - $35.76|
|Bonus||$206.08 - $3,878|
|Total Pay (||$29,012 - $48,725|
Job Description for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant
Oral/maxillofacial surgery assistants are tasked with assisting a main surgeon in conducting oral surgeries. These assistants must be experienced with the equipment used in these procedures and how to prepare it, as well as identify the necessary tools, and they are also tasked with ensuring that they are sterilized and ready for surgery.Read More...
Oral/maxillofacial surgery assistants typically work full-time during regular business hours in a fast-paced environment, and they work primarily with surgeons in sterile operating rooms, as well as with other surgical assistants and surgeons. Typical clients include patients who need oral reconstruction or even basic teeth cleaning.
This position requires dental assistant certification, X-ray certification, EFDA certification, and at least one year of assistant surgical experience. Both mental and physical stamina are important in this position, and these assistants work for a range of health care companies while some use their experience to eventually become surgeons.
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Tasks
- Interview, measure and record medical information and vital signs.
- Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
- Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations and surgeries.
- Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or removing sutures.
- Explain treatment procedures, medications, and physicians' instructions to patients.
Common Career Paths for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants sometimes move into a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant role, where the salary is similar. However, it's more common for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants to move into roles as Oral Surgery Assistants or Dental Assistant, Surgicals.
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Pay by Experience Level for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant
Pay by Experience for an Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 41 salaries. An Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 15 salaries.
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