Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.45 per hour for pay. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-half, and approximately one in five earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,748 - $49,910
(Median)
$27K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,219
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$13.54 - $22.59
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$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,748 - $49,910  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $4,932  
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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$28,098 - $48,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $22.59  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $33.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$205.11 - $4,932  
   
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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$28,098 - $48,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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

  • 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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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants sometimes move into a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant role, where the salary is similar. However, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants typically graduate to Oral Surgery Assistants or Surgical Dental Assistants.

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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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $38K. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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