Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Orthopedic Surgeon is $382,902
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Surgeons?
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 $307,369 based on 57 salaries. An early career Orthopedic Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $343,547 based on 234 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Orthopedic Surgeons Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.