Average Oral Surgeon Salary

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The average salary for an Oral Surgeon is $222,190.
MEDIAN $222,190
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$103k - $421k
$5k - $152k
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$0 - $28k
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$99k - $429k

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Job Description for Oral Surgeon

Oral Surgeon Tasks
  • Perform corrective and reconstructive mouth, jaw, neck, and dental surgery.
  • Surgically reconstruct and cosmetically improve head, jaw, neck, and face appearance.
  • Administer anesthesia and provide treatment and post-treatment plans for patients.
  • Examine and diagnose patients, treating oral cancers, tumors, cysts, deformities, diseased teeth, and other problems.

Career Paths

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Oral Surgeon
Oral / Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dental Assistant, Surgical
Physician/Residency Program Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Oral Surgeon

Skills in Oral Surgery, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Oral Surgeon

An entry-level Oral Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $207,220 based on 10 salaries. An early career Oral Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $214,090 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Oral Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $224,889 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Oral Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $220,853 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $250,252.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (10.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% less) and New York, New York (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

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