On average, Periodontists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($180K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most Periodontists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and just over a half earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,263 - $297,459
MEDIAN: $180,380

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$115,263 - $297,459  
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$115,846 - $295,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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.


Periodontist Tasks

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

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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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $164K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Periodontists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $200K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $202K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

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: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 14%