Oral Surgeons enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($208K) annually in the United States. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Oral Surgeons report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Oral Surgeons who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Although slightly more than a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$100,468 - $397,847
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$210K
$400K
MEDIAN: $207,770
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$11.15 - $172.61
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MEDIAN: $15.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$100,468 - $397,847  
   
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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$71,490 - $392,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $172.61  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$71,490 - $392,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Perform corrective and reconstructive mouth, jaw, neck, and dental surgery.
  • Surgically reconstruct and cosmetically improve head, jaw, neck, and face appearance.
  • 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.

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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's salary is approximately $207K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $197K on average. Oral Surgeons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $208K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $217K.

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Key Stats for Oral Surgeon

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$206,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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