Periodontist Salary

Salaries for Periodontists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($157K) per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Periodontists (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$99,694 - $258,561
MEDIAN: $156,920

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$103,937 - $260,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.

Annually raking in $153K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Periodontists see a median salary of $170K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $199K.

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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: 39% employee benefits None: 27%