Surgeon, Trauma Salary

Wages for Trauma Surgeons in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($302K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Trauma Surgeons is high. Men account for the majority of Trauma Surgeons who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$120,835 - $428,061
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $301,774
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$128,596 - $435,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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.


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $292K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. On average, Trauma Surgeons make $346K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $371K on average.

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Experience Affects Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$307,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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