Average pay for a Periodontist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $168K per year. The greater part enjoy medical while half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-fourth. Most Periodontists report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$105,422 - $296,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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

  • 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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $150K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $215K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $205K by contrast.

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Key Stats for Periodontist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Periodontist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$175,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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