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 $16.67 per hour for pay. Medical benefits are awarded to just over a half, and over a third earn dental coverage. Most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,811 - $50,335
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,752
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$12.14 - $22.46
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,811 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,358  
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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$25,539 - $48,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $22.46  
   
Overtime
$2.93 - $36.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,358  
   
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).
)
$25,539 - $48,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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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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For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants who go on to become Certified Oral Surgery Assistants, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant earns $39K annually.

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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.


For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $43K.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 40%
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