The average salary for an Orthopedic Surgeon in Australia is AU$250,000.
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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 surger…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Surgeon
Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency/Trauma and Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeon
An early career Orthopedic Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$197,058 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Orthopedic Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$225,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$288,581 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$366,631.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Orthopedic Surgeon in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 60.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (20.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (28.0% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (17.0% less).
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