Oral Surgeon Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Oral Surgeons in the United States, with median pay hovering around $212K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oral Surgeons. Men make up the majority of Oral Surgeons (62 percent) survey respondents. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$100,051 - $403,574
(Median)
$100K
$210K
$400K
MEDIAN: $212,303
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$10.89 - $101.68
(Median)
$11
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$100
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$100,051 - $403,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $75,000  
Profit Sharing
$30,521  
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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$34,489 - $401,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $101.68  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
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 - $75,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$30,521  
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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$34,489 - $401,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $173K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Oral Surgeons make a median salary of $223K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $252K on average.

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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$202,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

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
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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