Oral Surgeon Salary

Oral Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $215K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Oral Surgeons — including $101K in bonuses and $149K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $413K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Oral Surgeons is high. There are more male Oral Surgeons than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and around half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$100,520 - $407,568

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$10.93 - $122.34

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$100,520 - $407,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $101,014  
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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$33,714 - $413,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $122.34  
   
Overtime
$11.25 - $33.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $101,014  
   
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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$33,714 - $413,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Oral Surgeons. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $150K per year. For Oral Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $226K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $258K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$204,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 20%
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