Oral Surgeons in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $205K per year on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Oral Surgeons (61 percent) survey respondents are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$100,061 - $392,349
(Median)
$100K
$210K
$390K
MEDIAN: $205,474
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50%
90%

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$11.15 - $147.95
(Median)
$11
$16
$150
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$100,061 - $392,349  
   
Bonus
$48,796  
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
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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$51,427 - $387,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $147.95  
   
Overtime
$18.75  
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
$48,796  
   
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
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).
)
$51,427 - $387,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $203K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $194K. Oral Surgeons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $208K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $217K.

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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$204,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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