Average Orthopedic Surgeon Salary

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The average salary for an Orthopedic Surgeon is $371,421.
MEDIAN $371,421
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$139k - $563k
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$993 - $101k
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$127k - $601k

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Job Description for Orthopedic Surgeon

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

Skills in Orthopedics, Surgery, Emergency/Trauma and General Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeon

An entry-level Orthopedic Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $308,480 based on 79 salaries. An early career Orthopedic Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $342,692 based on 362 salaries. A mid-career Orthopedic Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $385,317 based on 242 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $390,568 based on 267 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $411,349.
Employees with Orthopedic Surgeon in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 8.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (20.6% less), Houston, Texas (18.5% less) and Miami, Florida (15.7% less).

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