Surgeon, Trauma Salary

Trauma Surgeons in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $311K per year on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Trauma Surgeons (64 percent) who took the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Trauma Surgeons, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$121,501 - $435,440
$120K
$310K
$440K
MEDIAN: $310,641
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$60.00 - $114.88
$110
MEDIAN: $106.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$121,501 - $435,440  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $60,200  
Total Pay (?
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$121,932 - $436,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$106.30  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $218.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$2,061 - $60,200  
   
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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$121,932 - $436,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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.

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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

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $304K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $337K. On average, Trauma Surgeons make $344K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Trauma Surgeon generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $358K.

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Key Stats for Surgeon, Trauma

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$311,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

General Surgery
▲13%


National Average
$311,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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