Oral Surgery Assistant Salary

Oral Surgery Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $17.15 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Oral Surgery Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately half, and about a fourth earn dental coverage.

$22,223 - $50,420
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,381
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$12.23 - $22.76
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,223 - $50,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $5,000  
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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$25,425 - $48,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $36.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $5,000  
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).
)
$25,425 - $48,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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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.

Common Career Paths for Oral Surgery Assistant


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For Oral Surgery Assistants, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Oral Surgery Assistants earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Surgical Dental Assistant.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Oral Surgery Assistants who took the survey. Radiology and Anesthesia are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Anesthesia are typically practiced in Oral Surgery, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Oral Surgery Assistant

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


Oral Surgery Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Oral Surgery Assistants make a median salary of $41K. Oral Surgery Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

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
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Oral Surgery Assistant Salaries

Radiology
up arrow 4%

Anesthesia
up arrow 3%

Oral Surgery
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 46%
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