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Periodontist Salary

Salaries for Periodontists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($162K) per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$95,692 - $276,225
MEDIAN: $150,799

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$95,692 - $276,225  
$0.00 - $63,693  
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$0.00 - $7,500  
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$100,402 - $271,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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.

For many Periodontists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $147K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Periodontists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $170K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $189K.

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Experience Affects Periodontist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


21 %
79 %

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: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%