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Surgeon, Trauma Salary (United States)

A Surgeon, Trauma earns an average salary of $288,646 per year.
Surgeon, Trauma Salary (?
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$99,329 - $403,854
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$99,329 - $403,854  
   
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$0.00 - $51,632  
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$101,887 - $416,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Surgeon, Trauma

Surgery is among the most demanding and difficult jobs that a person can do, and trauma surgery is one of the most intense categories of an already intense job category. The trauma surgeon is tasked with saving the lives of people who suffer injuries that are serious and which pose an immediate danger to the life of the patient. This includes those who are injured during a violent attack or automobile accident. This is a very difficult and stressful job that can be done only by people who have significant levels of surgical training and a high degree of nerve to be able to compose themselves in situations where time is of the absolute essence. The trauma surgeon may work in a team with other surgeons, as the situation demands.
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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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Experience Affects Surgeon, Trauma Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$295,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 6%