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Oral Surgeon Salary (United States)

Compensation for Oral Surgeons in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($207K). In the world of Oral Surgeons, overall income ranges from $36K near the bottom to $420K at the top; this can include more than $98K from bonuses and more than $148K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Male Oral Surgeons are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Oral Surgeon Salary (?
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$97,972 - $403,729
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MEDIAN: $215,696
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Oral Surgeon Salary (?
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$11.00 - $146.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$97,972 - $403,729  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,337  
Profit Sharing
$10,137 - $147,949  
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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$35,743 - $419,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $146.96  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,337  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,137 - $147,949  
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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$35,743 - $419,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $165K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $203K. On average, Oral Surgeons make $235K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $264K, 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 28%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$207,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 18%