An Oral Surgery Assistant earns an average wage of $16.83 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Oral Surgery Assistant Total Pay (?
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$21,777 - $54,316
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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Oral Surgery Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.58 - $22.59
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,777 - $54,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,473  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,960  
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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$24,194 - $49,275  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $22.59  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $35.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,473  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,960  
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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$24,194 - $49,275  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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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
  • Inform patients on pre-op and post-op instructions.
  • Assist surgeon with general anesthesia and IV sedation procedures.
  • Maintain patient's vital statistics and intravenous fluids during surgery.
  • Document treatment by charting in patient records.
  • Provide diagnostic information through x-rays, dental impressions and casts.
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Pay by Experience Level for Oral Surgery Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Austin
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National Average
$36,000
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Denver
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Radiology
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Oral Surgery
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Anesthesia
up arrow 2%
National Average
$36,000
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 47%
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