Orthopedic Surgeon Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Orthopedic Surgeon is $302,278 per year.
Orthopedic Surgeon Salary (?
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$108,225 - $507,509
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $302,278
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Orthopedic Surgeon Salary (?
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$11.74 - $258.24
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MEDIAN: $94.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$190K$380K$570K
Salary
$108,225 - $507,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,832  
Profit Sharing
$3,540 - $65,000  
Commission
$5,000 - $22,500  
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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$121,188 - $550,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 618
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $258.24  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $304.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$0.00 - $99,832  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $22,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,540 - $65,000  
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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$121,188 - $550,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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

San Jose
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
National Average
$320,000
New York
up arrow 6%
San Francisco
up arrow 10%
Denver
up arrow 36%
Chicago
up arrow 37%
Houston
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Experience Affects Orthopedic Surgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$320,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Surgeon Salaries

up arrow 6%
National Average
$320,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%