Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,800 9.8 % $116.70 $242,740 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.73 $84.47 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,070 $175,690 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,100 0.44 $126.41 $262,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 360 0.01 $44.85 $93,290
Offices of Physicians 180 0.01 $98.55 $204,990
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $41.85 $87,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,100 0.44 $126.41 $262,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 360 0.01 $44.85 $93,290
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $41.85 $87,040
Offices of Physicians 180 0.01 $98.55 $204,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 4,100 0.44 $126.41 $262,930
Offices of Physicians 180 0.01 $98.55 $204,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 360 0.01 $44.85 $93,290
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $41.85 $87,040


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 610 0.04 1.09 $125.99 $262,050
Texas 510 0.04 1.27 $91.80 $190,940
New York 430 0.05 1.39 $114.38 $237,920
Indiana 250 0.08 2.42 $129.78 $269,930
Pennsylvania 200 0.03 1.03 $102.51 $213,210




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 160 0.10 2.96 $113.28 $235,630
South Dakota 40 0.09 2.54 (5) (5)
Indiana 250 0.08 2.42 $129.78 $269,930
Virginia 180 0.05 1.45 $135.16 $281,130
New York 430 0.05 1.39 $114.38 $237,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 40 0.09 2.54 (5) (5)
Ohio (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Carolina (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Hampshire 30 0.05 1.37 (5) (5)



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 100 0.10 2.90 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.35 $103.31 $214,890
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 40 0.27 7.98 (5) (5)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 40 0.06 1.82 (8) (8)


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 40 0.27 7.98 (5) (5)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 100 0.10 2.90 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 40 0.06 1.82 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.35 $103.31 $214,890


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 40 0.27 7.98 (5) (5)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $139.21 $289,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $136.57 $284,060
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $135.76 $282,390
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $127.99 $266,230
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $125.11 $260,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $122.45 $254,700
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $116.00 $241,280
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $112.66 $234,340
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $105.82 $220,110


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018