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Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology

126 Master's Degrees Annually
$178,800 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many oral biology and oral and maxillofacial pathology graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 126
Doctor’s Degree 19
Graduate Certificate 10

What Can You Do With a Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with oral biology and oral and maxillofacial pathology:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Dentists 14.1% $146,970

How Much Do Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology majors often go into careers with median salaries of $178,800. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for an Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology Major  178,800
Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )

Online Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 schools offered some type of oral biology and oral and maxillofacial pathology program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 21 1
Post-Master’s 6 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 13 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Oral Biology/Maxillofacial Pathology Worth It?

The median salary for a oral biology and oral and maxillofacial pathology grad is $178,800 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 348% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $2,778,000 after 20 years!


You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to oral biology and oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Major Number of Grads
General Dental Clinical Sciences 385
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 264
Advanced General Dentistry 158
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry & Oral Sciences 147
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 141
Endodontics/Endodontology 133
Periodontics/Periodontology 103
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 96
Dental Public Health & Education 69
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 34
Dental Materials 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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