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Periodontist Salary

Periodontists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $155K annually. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Periodontists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$99,602 - $271,985
MEDIAN: $154,561

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$99,602 - $271,985  
$0.00 - $64,298  
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$0.00 - $7,500  
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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).
$103,762 - $268,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Periodontist

  • 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Periodontists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $153K per year. Periodontists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $165K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Periodontists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $194K.

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Experience Affects Periodontist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%