Surgeon, Trauma Salary
Trauma Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $317K) surpassing six figures annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Trauma Surgeons like their work and job satisfaction is high. Trauma Surgeons survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$126,790 - $445,917|
|Bonus||$4,797 - $56,673|
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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).)
|$125,663 - $446,682|
|Hourly Rate||$20.27 - $178.52|
|Overtime||$25.17 - $218.52|
|Bonus||$4,797 - $56,673|
|Total Pay (||$125,663 - $446,682|
Job Description for Surgeon, Trauma
Trauma surgeons generally work in and around the emergency rooms of hospitals, including both emergency departments and operating rooms. When an individual suffers a sudden injury, these surgeons are tasked with treating them and preventing injuries from worsening.Read More...
This can be a stressful position in a fast-paced environment, so it is important to be able to stay focused and work well under pressure. In addition to performing and overseeing operations, trauma surgeons also play a role in maintaining patients' vital signs as they recover and occasionally making diagnoses to determine what sort of treatment, or referral to another specialist, is necessary. They also perform various exams and consultations.
Trauma surgeons should have completed medical school with a concentration in surgery, which requires many years of education and current board certification, often including certification for trauma and general surgery. Teamwork skills are important in this position, as trauma surgeons are usually assisted by other medical staff, and they may also work with other medical doctors who oversee patients' treatment. Candidates should have some prior experience in surgery or other ER work, either through previous employment or internship. This job requires working with patients of many different age groups and abilities and knowledge of a wide range of surgical procedures.
Surgeon, Trauma Tasks
- Ensure that quality care and appropriate treatment are delivered to the trauma patient and initiate changes as needed to improve quality of care.
- Serve as a consultant to the medical and nursing staff on trauma-related issues.
- Provide trauma care and participate in the trauma surgeon call schedule.
- Assist the Surgical Director of Trauma with monitoring the trauma performance improvement and patient safety process.
- Assist the Surgical Director of Trauma in providing management of patients assigned to the trauma service.
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Pay by Experience Level for Surgeon, Trauma
Pay by Experience for a Surgeon, Trauma has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgeon, Trauma with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $304,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgeon, Trauma with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $337,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Surgeon, Trauma which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $344,000 based on 41 salaries. A Surgeon, Trauma with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $358,000 based on 24 salaries.
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