Periodontist Salary

Periodontists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $169K) surpassing six figures annually. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Periodontists are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$100,894 - $291,250
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MEDIAN: $168,697
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$100,894 - $291,250  
   
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$0.00 - $89,507  
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$12.00  
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$103,048 - $292,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Periodontist

A periodontist concentrates on the gums and bones in and around the mouth. Normally, periodontists do both surgical and nonsurgical work in people’s mouths. A periodontist will perform procedures to implant dental implants into people’s mouths, create treatment plans, and speak to their patients about ways to avoid costly dental procedures in the future.

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Periodontist Tasks

  • Design, make, and fit prosthodontic appliances such as bridges, and dentures.
  • Formulate plan of treatment for patient's mouth tissue.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases of gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Periodontist

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


Periodontists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $157K on average. For Periodontists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $192K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $202K.

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Experience Affects Periodontist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$184,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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