Vascular Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $337K) surpassing six figures annually. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men make up the majority of Vascular Surgeons (65 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$246,186 - $492,097
MEDIAN: $337,110

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$251,417 - $495,344  
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Job Description for Vascular Surgeon

The position of a vascular surgeon requires a great deal of knowledge and the ability to work with your hands, as these surgeons work specifically on disorders of arteries and blood vessels in the human body.


Vascular Surgeon Tasks

  • Perform surgeries within a specified range of time to avoid damage to the delicate vascular system.
  • Diagnose, operate on, and manage the care of patients, designating appropriate and recommended surgical options.
  • Provide expansive medical and surgical treatment of diseases related to the circulatory system outside of the heart and brain.
  • Remain available during on-call hours.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vascular Surgeon

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Vascular Surgeons — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $327K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $352K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $363K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $389K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 2%