Oral surgeons employed in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $100,498 to $475,000 a year including bonuses and profit sharing according to the salary data provided by Payscale. The annual bonuses can amount to up to $97,871, and the reported earnings from profit sharing are in the range from $5,000 to $65,000 a year.
75% of oral surgeons earn more than $139,967 a year ($145,626 including bonuses), 50% are paid more than $175,531 annually ($188,026 including bonuses), and 25% of these professionals have an annual salary of more than $260,754 ($276,254 including bonuses) according to a report from CNN Money. The top 5% of oral surgeons are offered at least $475,247 a year.
The average salary for oral surgeons employed in the United States is $249,855 a year according to Salary.com, $246,914 a year according to Payscale, and $216,440 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The top paying industries for oral surgeons are physicians’ offices, where these professionals earn an average yearly salary of $230,350, followed by dentists’ offices, where the median annual pay for this occupation is $226,280, and outpatient care centers, where oral surgeons are paid $189,720 a year on average according to the BLS. Professionals employed at general medical and surgical hospitals earn around $122,450 annually, and those employed by universities, colleges, and professional schools earn an average salary of $62,900 a year.
Oral surgeons who are new to the job typically earn around $84,420 a year according to Career Outlook in the U.S. Professionals in their first year also earn $10,000 a year on average in bonuses according to the salary data from Payscale.
Oral surgeon salaries vary depending on a wide range of factors, including professional experience. Oral surgeons with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn between $59,598 and $300,667 annually, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience are generally paid between $200,000 and $390,000 a year. Professionals with 10 to 19 years of experience under their belt report yearly salaries in the range from $149,499 to $436,311 a year, and those with 20 or more years of experience report an annual income in the range from $130,000 to $750,000 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.
Oral surgeons working for private practices and physicians’ offices make between $176,174 and $695,305 a year, and professionals employed at oral surgeons’ offices earn annual salaries in the range from $147,949 to $530,623. Oral surgeons working in the healthcare industry typically earn between $98,264 and $247,897 annually according to Payscale.
Salary by state
Oral surgeons’ annual salaries can vary from state to state. For example, professionals working in California typically earn between $115,980 and $544,543 a year, and those employed in New York have yearly salaries in the range from $98,264 to $254,341. Oral surgeons working in Texas generally make between $195,000 and $400,000 annually, and those based in Florida are typically paid between $147,395 and $228,907 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that the top paying states for oral surgeons are Washington, Utah, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana.
Oral surgeons employed in California earn an average annual salary of $179,920, those based in New York make $249,810 a year on average, and professionals employed in Texas are paid around $209,970 a year. Surgeons working in Massachusetts earn about $230,370 a year, those employed in Ohio earn $207,610 annually, and professionals based in Maryland make $177,110 a year on average. Oral surgeons working in Iowa have a median salary of $232,410 a year, and those based in Mississippi earn $234,120 a year on average according to the BLS salary statistics.
Oral surgeons’ benefits packages can sometimes reflect their annual salaries. The most popular benefits and perks among oral surgeons are malpractice and liability insurance, 401(k) plans, paid vacations and holidays, life and disability insurance, paid sick leave, cell phone, and reimbursement for education, tuition, professional training or certification.
Oral surgeons who get 401(k) plans as part of their benefits package report salaries in the range from $71,400 to $382,049 a year, and those who have malpractice and liability insurance typically earn between $69,115 and $418,790 annually.
Professionals who get life and disability insurance generally earn between $65,000 and $393,000 annually, and those who get paid holidays and vacations are paid between $70,447 and $403,345 a year.
Oral surgeons who get paid sick leave report an annual income in the range from $71,879 to $413,210, and those who get private medical insurance (PMI) typically make between $95,700 and $385,000 a year. Professionals who get a cell phone report yearly earnings in the range from $141,500 to $478,000 according to the salary information provided by Payscale.
The yearly bonuses will depend on a variety of factors, including years of experience. Oral surgeons with 1 to 4 years of experience are paid $10,174 a year on average in bonuses, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience report earning around $9,887 annually. Professionals with 10 to 19 years of experience get $10,000 a year on average, and those with 20 or more years of experience earn about $4,000 annually in bonus money according to Payscale’s salary data.
Oral surgeons working in the U.S. earn $104.06 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The hourly wage for the profession depends on a number of factors, including industry and work setting. Oral surgeons employed at offices of physicians earn around $110.75 per hour, those working at dentists’ offices make $108.79 per hour, and professionals working at outpatient care centers are paid $91.21 per hour on average according to the BLS.
Oral surgeons working at general medical and surgical hospitals earn $58.87 per hour on average, and those working at universities, colleges, and professional schools are offered a median hourly rate of $30.24.
The hourly rate for this occupation also varies from state to state. Oral surgeons based in New York earn $120.10 per hour on average, those working in California earn around $86.50 per hour, and professionals employed in Texas are paid about $100.95 per hour. Oral surgeons working in Massachusetts earn $110.76 per hour on average, and the median hourly wage for those based in Ohio is $99.81 according to the BLS.
Professionals working in Maryland earn an average hourly wage of $85.15, those based in Iowa make $111.74 per hour on average, and oral surgeons employed in Mississippi are paid around $112.56 per hour.
Other income factors
Oral surgeons’ salaries can be affected by the size of the organization that employs them. For instance, professionals working for organizations with 1 to 9 employees typically have salaries between $200,000 and $300,000 a year, while those working for organizations with 10 to 49 employees earn between $150,000 and $294,791 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.
Employer type is another factor that affects an oral surgeon’s annual income. Professionals working at hospitals typically earn between $97,211 and $247,897 a year, those working at private practices and firms are paid between $151,006 and $536,378 annually, and oral surgeons who are self-employed report annual salaries in the range from $150,501 to $556,427 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.