Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
4,990 9.1 % $104.06 $216,440 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $43.07 $75.69 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $89,590 $157,430 (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 4,180 0.49 $108.79 $226,280
Offices of Physicians 390 0.02 $110.75 $230,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 210 0.00 $58.87 $122,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $30.24 $62,900
Outpatient Care Centers 30 0.01 $91.21 $189,720

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 4,180 0.49 $108.79 $226,280
Offices of Physicians 390 0.02 $110.75 $230,350
Outpatient Care Centers 30 0.01 $91.21 $189,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 210 0.00 $58.87 $122,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $30.24 $62,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 390 0.02 $110.75 $230,350
Offices of Dentists 4,180 0.49 $108.79 $226,280
Outpatient Care Centers 30 0.01 $91.21 $189,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 210 (7) $58.87 $122,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $30.24 $62,900


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 490 0.03 0.90 $86.50 $179,920
New York 410 0.05 1.24 $120.10 $249,810
Texas 360 0.03 0.89 $100.95 $209,970
Massachusetts 350 0.11 2.85 $110.76 $230,370
Ohio 260 0.05 1.35 $99.81 $207,610




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)
Massachusetts 350 0.11 2.85 $110.76 $230,370
Tennessee 170 0.07 1.70 (5) (5)
Maryland 170 0.07 1.76 $85.15 $177,110
Iowa 110 0.07 1.91 $111.74 $232,410
Mississippi 60 0.06 1.56 $112.56 $234,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Utah (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tennessee 170 0.07 1.70 (5) (5)
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)





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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.09 2.45 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.15 3.93 (5) (5)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.57 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.52 (8) (8)




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.15 3.93 (5) (5)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.57 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.09 2.45 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.52 (8) (8)




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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.15 3.93 (5) (5)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $121.87 $253,490
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $112.16 $233,300
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $106.50 $221,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $98.91 $205,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $94.84 $197,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 6.97 $89.30 $185,750

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 6.97 $89.30 $185,750

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 6.97 $89.30 $185,750


About May 2012 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 mean 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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