Periodontist Salary

Average pay for Periodontists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($161K). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Periodontists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$99,876 - $269,739

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$99,876 - $269,739  
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$104,338 - $266,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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.

Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $155K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $170K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $200K.

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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%