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Oral Surgeon Salary

Average pay for an Oral Surgeon in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $215K per year. Total incomes of Oral Surgeons incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $100K from bonuses and close to $149K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $431K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Oral Surgeons enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Oral Surgeons who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and about one-half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,871 - $411,863
(Median)
$98K
$220K
$410K
MEDIAN: $215,221
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90%

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$10.89 - $145.96
(Median)
$11
$17
$150
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$97,871 - $411,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,667  
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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$34,065 - $430,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $145.96  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,667  
   
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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$34,065 - $430,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


Oral Surgeons who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $151K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $200K. On average, Oral Surgeons make $226K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $261K, 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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$205,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 20%
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