Surgeon, Trauma Salary

Salaries for Trauma Surgeons in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($303K) per year. Work is enjoyable for Trauma Surgeons, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Trauma Surgeons (84 percent) who took the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$121,704 - $427,050

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$123,810 - $434,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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

  • 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.
  • Provide trauma care and participate in the trauma surgeon call schedule.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgeon, Trauma

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


Annually raking in $294K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Trauma Surgeons bring in $349K after working for 10 to 20 years. Trauma Surgeons who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $371K.

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Experience Affects Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$308,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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