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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects. May diagnose problems of the oral and maxillofacial regions. May perform surgery to improve function or appearance.


National estimates for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Industry profile for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Geographic profile for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

National estimates for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,330 12.3 % $ 149.74 $ 311,460 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 37.80 $ 95.43 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 78,620 $ 198,490 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,770 0.49 $ 159.23 $ 331,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 0.00 $ 76.00 $ 158,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.00 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $ 105.58 $ 219,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,770 0.49 $ 159.23 $ 331,210
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $ 105.58 $ 219,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.00 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 0.00 $ 76.00 $ 158,070

Top paying industries for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,770 0.49 $ 159.23 $ 331,210
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $ 105.58 $ 219,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 (7) $ 76.00 $ 158,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $ 30.98 $ 64,440


Geographic profile for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of oral and maxillofacial surgeons by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 620 0.18 4.86 $ 122.12 $ 254,020
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 1.72 (5) (5)
Florida 320 0.04 0.99 (5) (5)
South Carolina 280 0.13 3.56 $ 117.40 $ 244,190
Tennessee 260 0.09 2.26 $ 161.07 $ 335,030


Map of location quotient of oral and maxillofacial surgeons by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 620 0.18 4.86 $ 122.12 $ 254,020
South Dakota 60 0.13 3.57 (5) (5)
South Carolina 280 0.13 3.56 $ 117.40 $ 244,190
Kentucky 230 0.13 3.31 $ 169.35 $ 352,240
Iowa 140 0.09 2.41 $ 125.41 $ 260,840


Map of annual mean wages of oral and maxillofacial surgeons by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 320 0.04 0.99 (5) (5)
Georgia (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Indiana (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)



Map of employment of oral and maxillofacial surgeons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.20 5.30 (5) (5)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.14 3.57 $ 131.72 $ 273,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.31 $ 147.68 $ 307,180


Map of location quotient of oral and maxillofacial surgeons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.20 5.30 (5) (5)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.14 3.57 $ 131.72 $ 273,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.31 $ 147.68 $ 307,180


Map of annual mean wages of oral and maxillofacial surgeons by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.20 5.30 (5) (5)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $ 162.57 $ 338,150
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $ 157.35 $ 327,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 153.18 $ 318,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.31 $ 147.68 $ 307,180
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.14 3.57 $ 131.72 $ 273,980


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022