Surgeon, Trauma Salary

Trauma Surgeons in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $304K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Trauma Surgeons enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$130,863 - $426,218

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$128,680 - $433,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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.


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.

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $297K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $282K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $355K. Trauma Surgeons who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $361K.

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Experience Affects Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%