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Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary

Most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.21 per hour. Just over a half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than a third collect dental insurance. Most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,986 - $50,649
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,200
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90%

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$11.79 - $22.50
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,986 - $50,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
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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$24,786 - $48,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $36.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
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).
)
$24,786 - $48,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341

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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants do move on to become Certified Oral Surgery Assistants. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $39K per year. More commonly, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants become 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.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $43K.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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