15 Statistics About General Surgeons' Compensation

Here are 15 statistics about general surgeons' compensation.


Average salaries
1. Nationwide — $328,000
2. Northeast — $302,000
3. Southeast — $330,000
4. Midwest — $331,000
5. West — N/A*
6. Five years ago — $255,000
7. 10 years ago — $189,000


Median compensation
1. 2008 — $340,000
2. 2007 — $337,595
3. Percent change 2007-2008 — 0.71 percent

4. 2006 — $327,902
5. Percent change 2006-2008 — 3.69 percent

6. 2005 — $310,736
7. Percent change 2005-2008 — 9.42 percent
8. Dollar change 2005-2008 — $29,264

*Insufficient data.

Sources:
Items 1-7: "How Much Does Your Doctor Make?" Forbes.
Items 8-15: AMGA 2009 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey. Reprinted with permission from the AMGA 2009 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey. ©2009, American Medical Group Association.

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