Periodontist Salary

Wages for Periodontists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($159K) per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$102,976 - $290,874
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MEDIAN: $158,513
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$103,533 - $248,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.


Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $147K per year. Periodontists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $215K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $203K.

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Key Stats for Periodontist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Periodontist Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Late-Career
▲20%

National Average
$169,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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