Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.74 per hour. Slightly more than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and over a third collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,811 - $50,335

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$12.13 - $22.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,811 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,381  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,519 - $48,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $22.56  
   
Overtime
$2.79 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,381  
   
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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$25,519 - $48,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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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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As Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants transition into upper-level roles like Certified Oral Surgery Assistants, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Certified Oral Surgery Assistants earn the same amount as Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants on average. 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.


For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $38K. For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary 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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 40%
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