The average pay for an Orthopedic Surgeon is AU$252,736 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.

AU$98,722 - AU$533,468
AU$99K
AU$200K
AU$530K
MEDIAN: AU$202,625
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$533K
Salary AU$98,722 - AU$533,468
Bonus AU$15,000
Profit Sharing AU$58,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$98,811 - AU$531,938
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

Job Description for Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic surgeons work with the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. They perform surgery to address trauma, tumors, injuries, infections and other conditions requiring surgical intervention. Specific conditions that orthopedic surgeons may address include arthritis, spine disorders such as scoliosis, dislocations and fractures, and damage to tendons, muscles and ligaments, among others. These professionals may focus on general orthopedic surgery or have a specific specialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, joint replacement or a particular part of the body (such as the spine, hand, and shoulder and elbows).

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Orthopedic Surgeon Tasks

  • Examine patients to diagnose and treat bone, joint, ligament, and skeleton problems, diseases, or injuries.
  • Perform surgery to repair, salvage, or replace bones and joints, reconnect nerves, or otherwise improve skeletal health.
  • Monitor ongoing progress and health of patients, changing treatment plans as circumstances dictate.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeon

Pay by Experience for an Orthopedic Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthopedic Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$184,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthopedic Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$225,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$282,000 based on 34 salaries. An Orthopedic Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$491,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$206,969

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Orthopedic Surgeon

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Orthopedic Surgeon Salaries

▲137%

▲36%

▲9%

National Average
AU$207,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 32%