Women account for the majority of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $17.29 per hour. Close to one-half enjoy medical while one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a fifth. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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MEDIAN: $32,780
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$13.53 - $22.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,292 - $46,979  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$28,213 - $48,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $22.77  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $33.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$203.47 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$28,213 - $48,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.

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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


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As Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Certified Oral Surgery Assistant position pays around the same amount as the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant job on average. A more likely transition for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants is Oral Surgery Assistant or Dental Assistant, Surgical.

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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $34K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $38K. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $45K.

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Key Stats for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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