The average pay for an Orthopedic Surgeon is $295,890 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Orthopedics and Surgery.
Orthopedic Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$102,801 - $507,520
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MEDIAN: $295,889
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Orthopedic Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$38.78 - $259.46
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MEDIAN: $102.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$190K$380K$570K
Salary
$102,801 - $507,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,837  
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $146,807  
Commission
$47.00 - $25,000  
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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$119,060 - $554,109  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 713
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$38.78 - $259.46  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $293.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,837  
   
Commission
$47.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $146,807  
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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$119,060 - $554,109  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 713
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Job Description for Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic surgeons endure long periods of schooling in order to begin practicing. The first step in the path is a bachelor's degree, preferably in biology or chemistry. Once undergraduate studies are complete, orthopedic surgeons must complete medical school to become medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathic medicine. After medical school, orthopedic surgeons may apply for residency at a hospital and demonstrate that they are knowledgeable and competent.
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Orthopedic Surgeon Tasks
  • Monitor ongoing progress and health of patients, changing treatment plans as circumstances dictate.
  • Perform surgery to repair, salvage, or replace bones and joints, reconnect nerves, or otherwise improve skeletal health.
  • Examine patients to diagnose and treat bone, joint, ligament, and skeleton problems, diseases, or injuries.
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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeon
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 41%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
San Francisco
up arrow 9%
Seattle
up arrow 4%
National Average
$309,000
New York
up arrow 2%
Boston
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 28%
Denver
up arrow 34%
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Experience Affects Orthopedic Surgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$309,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Surgeon Salaries

up arrow 14%
National Average
$309,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 106 votes.
Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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