Periodontist Salary

Compensation for Periodontists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($157K). For the most part, Periodontists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. There are far more male Periodontists survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$99,694 - $271,271
MEDIAN: $156,920

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$103,937 - $267,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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.

Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $153K. For Periodontists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $170K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $197K on average.

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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: 68% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%