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Orthopedic Surgeon Salary with Orthopedics skills

Orthopedic Surgeons with Orthopedics skills can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $341K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation to Orthopedic Surgeons with Orthopedics skills approaches anywhere from $139K on the lower end to $642K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $125K from bonuses and upwards of $147K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$142,926 - $582,397
MEDIAN: $340,603

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$142,926 - $582,397  
$0.00 - $125,290  
Profit Sharing
$4,085 - $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).
$138,808 - $641,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeon with Orthopedics skills

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

For many Orthopedic Surgeons with Orthopedics skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $318K per year. Orthopedic Surgeons with Orthopedics skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $395K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience can earn $409K on average.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Surgeon with Orthopedics skills Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%