Salary for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgeries on the oral and maxillofacial areas in order to improve function, appearance and/or to correct defects, repair injuries, or treat diseases. They may work in combination with restorative dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists or other dental and medical professionals to develop and execute treatment plans. These professionals may be required to administer local and general anesthesia, and to work with soft tissue, hard tissue, and bone. A doctoral degree is required for this profession, and additional licensing may be required.

A Oral or Maxillofacial Surgeon can expect a wage between $63,840 and $208,000 based on tenure and industry expertise. can get an average wage of two hundred and thirty-four thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars on a yearly basis.

have the highest pay levels in Minnesota, where they can earn a compensation of about $278,280. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they can earn average pay scales of $243,130.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.75 percent nationwide in that time.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance