Oral Surgery Assistant Salary

Most Oral Surgery Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.80 per hour. In the world of Oral Surgery Assistants, total cash compensation can vary between $28K and $50K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $8K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a sixth.

$24,653 - $48,662
$25K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,648
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50%
90%

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$13.53 - $23.74
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.80
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,653 - $48,662  
   
Bonus
$292.99 - $3,867  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7,500  
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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$28,146 - $50,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $23.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.54 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$292.99 - $3,867  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7,500  
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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$28,146 - $50,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 639

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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.

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Oral Surgery Assistants' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Surgical Dental Assistant. Median pay for Surgical Dental Assistants is $34K.

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Oral Surgery Group, Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $42K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Associates In Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. While salaries on one end can reach $54K, the company's median pay sits at $36K, the lowest in the field.

Pay by Experience Level for Oral Surgery Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Oral Surgery Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Oral Surgery Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 330 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Oral Surgery Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 199 salaries. An experienced Oral Surgery Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 169 salaries. An Oral Surgery Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,613

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Oral Surgery Assistants, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 66 percent above the national average. Oral Surgery Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent) and Seattle (+8 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Jacksonville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 13 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Detroit and Austin.

Oral Surgery Assistant Reviews

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 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
▲19%

Post Anesthesia Care
▲15%

Patient Education
▲13%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

Radiology
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 43%
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