Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.02 per hour on average. Work is enjoyable for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Over one-half enjoy medical while one in three get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-fifth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,644 - $51,915
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,418
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$12.49 - $22.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,644 - $51,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,321 - $47,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $22.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.79 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,321 - $47,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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Job Description for Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant

Oral/maxillofacial surgery assistants are responsible for assisting dental surgeons in operations and procedures involving the teeth, mouth, and related areas. The oral surgery assistant performs a variety of tasks, including providing information to patients before procedures have been performed and setting up surgical environments and sterile instruments for doctors. They also assist during actual procedures and guide patients through post-operative expectations.

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Certified Oral Surgery Assistant. Certified Oral Surgery Assistants on average make about as much as Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants do. Becoming an Oral Surgery Assistant or a Surgical Dental Assistant is, however, a more typical career progression for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants make $40K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $43K.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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