Periodontist Salary

Periodontists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $169K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Periodontists (80 percent) who took the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$101,694 - $282,098
MEDIAN: $168,697

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$101,694 - $282,098  
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$109,225 - $285,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $180K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. On average, Periodontists make $180K following one to two decades on the job. Periodontists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $200K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


20 %
80 %

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: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%