Periodontist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Periodontists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($169K) per year. For the most part, Periodontists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Periodontists are male. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$100,894 - $291,250
MEDIAN: $168,697

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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.


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.

For Periodontists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $157K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. After working for 10 to 20 years, Periodontists make a median salary of $192K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $202K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Periodontist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


18 %
82 %

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