Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Oral Surgery Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.85 per hour on average. Pay begins at $11.28 per hour on the low end and climbs to $22.75 near the top. More than half enjoy medical while around one third get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to 15 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary (?
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$24,653 - $53,327
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MEDIAN: $34,893
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Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salary (?
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$11.28 - $22.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,653 - $53,327  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
Profit Sharing
$201.68 - $5,087  
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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$24,129 - $48,994  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $22.75  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $36.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.68 - $5,087  
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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$24,129 - $48,994  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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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Oral Surgery Assistants may enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Certified Oral Surgery Assistant can offer an extra $4,763 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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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 Surgery Assistants, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. New salaries start at $31K and reach $37K in five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $39K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Oral Surgery Assistants tend to earn $42K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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Experience Affects Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 39%
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