The average pay for an Orthopedic Surgeon is AU$202,523 per year.

AU$100,401 - AU$537,318
(Median)
AU$100K
AU$200K
AU$540K
MEDIAN: AU$202,522
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AU$0AU$180KAU$360KAU$540K
Salary
AU$100,401 - AU$537,318  
   
Bonus
AU$13,500  
Profit Sharing
AU$58,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$100,401 - AU$537,318  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Orthopedic Surgeon Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Orthopedic Surgeon in Melbourne:
"Orthopedic surgeon advice."
- For those wondering to become an orthopedic surgeon, go ahead and do. This is an exceptionally rewarding career and your time will be worth the fourteen years of studying. The specialty is an amazing one as there are no Internal Medicine doctors taking your cases and you can see immediate results post surgery unlike other specialties. The work I do every day is meaningful in making a world a better place as orthopedic surgeons were rated number 1 in most meaningful job in our society. Who knows somebody who has broken a bone in their arm or a fractured shoulder or a bum knee, I have. There are exceptional rewards from the salary to philanthropic rewards in changing peoples lives every day to earning six to seven salaries in your career. The specialty is demanding, but well worth it. Go ahead and do it.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
AU$206,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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