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Oral Surgeon Salary

Oral Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $219K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Oral Surgeons runs from $34K to $435K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $100K and profit sharing that can reach almost $149K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and around half have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Oral Surgeons who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$98,471 - $412,898
(Median)
$98K
$220K
$410K
MEDIAN: $219,197
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$10.85 - $124.16
(Median)
$11
$17
$120
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$98,471 - $412,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $100,000  
Profit Sharing
$10,067 - $148,994  
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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$33,797 - $435,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $124.16  
   
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$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $100,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,067 - $148,994  
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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$33,797 - $435,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Oral Surgeon

Oral surgeons are responsible for diagnosing and treating various conditions related to the mouth. These surgeons generally work in indoor healthcare environments (including both hospitals and private practice) during traditional weekly business hours, though there are some exceptions, as well.

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Oral Surgeon Tasks

  • Administer anesthesia and provide treatment and post-treatment plans for patients.
  • Examine and diagnose patients, treating oral cancers, tumors, cysts, deformities, diseased teeth, and other problems.
  • Perform corrective and reconstructive mouth, jaw, neck, and dental surgery.
  • Surgically reconstruct and cosmetically improve head, jaw, neck, and face appearance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Oral Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Oral Surgeons generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Annually raking in $153K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. For Oral Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $226K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $261K on average.

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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$206,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 21%
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