Oral Surgeon Salary

Oral Surgeons receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $215K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation to Oral Surgeons approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $415K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $101K from bonuses and upwards of $149K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority enjoy medical while approximately one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in three. More than half of Oral Surgeons (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Oral Surgeons report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$100,000 - $408,148
(Median)
$100K
$220K
$410K
MEDIAN: $215,252
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50%
90%

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$10.89 - $123.29
(Median)
$11
$17
$120
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$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$100,000 - $408,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $101,014  
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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$33,391 - $415,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate 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$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $123.29  
   
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.
)
$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $101,014  
   
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).
)
$33,391 - $415,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $153K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $190K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Oral Surgeons make a median salary of $226K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $258K.

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Experience Affects Oral Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$204,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 20%
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