Trauma Surgeons enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($310K) annually in the United States. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Trauma Surgeons, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Trauma Surgeons who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$121,672 - $435,559
$120K
$310K
$440K
MEDIAN: $309,933
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$58.96 - $116.24
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MEDIAN: $104.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$121,672 - $435,559  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $60,200  
Total Pay (?
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$121,932 - $438,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$104.01  
   
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 - $438,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $305K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $337K. For Trauma Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $329K. Trauma Surgeons who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $322K.

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Key Stats for Surgeon, Trauma

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$311,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

General Surgery
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National Average
$311,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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