Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.43 per hour for pay. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Half enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in seven. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,597 - $47,399
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$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,219
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$14.05 - $23.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,597 - $47,399  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $3,878  
Total Pay (?
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$29,012 - $48,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $23.07  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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).
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$29,012 - $48,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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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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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Key Stats for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 49%
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