Oral Surgery Assistant Salary (United States)

An Oral Surgery Assistant earns an average wage of $17.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Oral Surgery Assistant Salary (?
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$21,532 - $51,679
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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Oral Surgery Assistant Salary (?
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$11.84 - $22.48
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,532 - $51,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,929  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $4,913  
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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$24,655 - $48,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $34.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $4,913  
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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$24,655 - $48,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 501
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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

Seattle
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Chicago
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Austin
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Houston
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Tampa
up arrow 7%
San Diego
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National Average
$36,000
Indianapolis
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Denver
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Atlanta
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Oral Surgery Assistant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Oral Surgery
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Anesthesia
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 44%