Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Oral Surgery Assistants, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $31K to $37K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $39K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Oral Surgery Assistants after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.