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Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary (United States)

Most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.85 per hour. A majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in three collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary (?
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$24,653 - $53,327
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MEDIAN: $34,893
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Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary (?
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$11.28 - $22.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,653 - $53,327  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
Profit Sharing
$201.68 - $5,087  
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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$24,129 - $48,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $22.75  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $36.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.68 - $5,087  
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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$24,129 - $48,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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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At the upper end, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants who move into a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant role may earn more as the latter position has a median salary of $38K per year.

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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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. On average, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants make $39K following 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. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
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$34,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 39%