Oral Surgeon Salary

Oral Surgeons in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $212K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Oral Surgeons like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Oral Surgeons who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and one-half have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $173K per year. Oral Surgeons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $223K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $252K.

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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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