Oral Surgeon Salary

Oral Surgeons enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($218K) annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $101K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $149K, overall incomes of Oral Surgeons spread between $34K and $423K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. Men make up the majority of Oral Surgeons (64 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$99,498 - $409,942
(Median)
$99K
$220K
$410K
MEDIAN: $218,028
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$10.89 - $123.29
(Median)
$11
$17
$120
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$99,498 - $409,942  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $100,671  
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 - $422,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $123.29  
   
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 - $100,671  
   
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 - $422,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $153K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $200K. For Oral Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $230K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $258K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$205,000

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
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 21%
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