Women make up the vast majority of Oral Surgery Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.62 per hour. In the world of Oral Surgery Assistants, overall income ranges from $28K near the bottom to $50K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A little over a half enjoy medical while close to a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a fifth. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,818 - $49,066
$25K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,865
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$13.33 - $23.33
$13
$18
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,818 - $49,066  
   
Bonus
$275.00 - $3,931  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $9,696  
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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$27,628 - $49,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $23.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.34 - $39.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$275.00 - $3,931  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $9,696  
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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$27,628 - $49,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 650

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Job Description for Oral Surgery Assistant

An oral surgery assistant works with oral surgeons, dentists, and periodontists in clinical situations where oral surgery (beyond procedures such as fillings, examinations, and x-rays) is frequently performed. The assistant not only aids the surgeon in performing his or her duties, but also works closely with the patient to make the procedure as comfortable and safe as possible. The oral surgery assistant helps prepare and sterilize all necessary instruments for the surgeon or dentist. The assistant also helps maintain a clean, inviting, and organized work area and facility. They not only assist the doctor during surgical procedures, but also make note of any specific instructions or procedures to be communicated to the patient during or after the surgery.

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Oral Surgery Assistant Tasks

  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • Provide diagnostic information through x-rays, dental impressions and casts.
  • Maintain surgical equipment.
  • Inform patients on pre-op and post-op instructions.
  • Assist surgeon with general anesthesia and IV sedation procedures.

Common Career Paths for Oral Surgery Assistant


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Many Oral Surgery Assistants move into a Surgical Dental Assistant role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Surgical Dental Assistants on average bring in a similar salary to Oral Surgery Assistants.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Oral Surgery Assistant


Those at Oral Surgery Group, Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $42K.

For Oral Surgery Assistants, below-average salaries can be found at Associates In Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; in fact, average earnings are around $36K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($29K versus $54K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Oral Surgery Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Oral Surgery Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. As Oral Surgery Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $44K.

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Q: What is it like working as an Oral Surgery Assistant?

Oral Surgery Assistant in Londonderry:
"Fast Paced Dental."
Pros: I love helping patients. Making them feel calm and reassure them everything is okay.
Cons: I don't always get lunch. We work 10+ hrs a day which isn't always over time.

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Key Stats for Oral Surgery Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
up arrow 21%

Post Anesthesia Care
up arrow 16%

Patient Education
up arrow 15%



National Average
$37,000

Radiology
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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