Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation: 10 Recent Findings

Here are 20 statistics on orthopedic surgeon compensation in 2011, based on the MGMA report Physician Compensation and Benchmarking Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data.

Average annual compensation

Orthopedic surgery (general): $539,354
Orthopedic surgery (foot and ankle): $493,545
Orthopedic surgery (hand): $572,945
Orthopedic surgery (hip & joint): $675,156
Orthopedic surgery (pediatric): $559,422
Orthopedic surgery (spine): $760,782
Orthopedic surgery (trauma): $609,614
Orthopedic surgery (sports medicine): $645,602

Single-specialty vs. multi-specialty group: Who makes more?
Orthopedic surgery (general): Multi-specialty ($505,366)
Orthopedic surgery (foot and ankle): Single-specialty ($481,233)
Orthopedic surgery (hand): Single-specialty ($563,319)
Orthopedic surgery (hip & joint): Single-specialty ($598,537)
Orthopedic surgery (pediatric): Single-specialty ($625,000)
Orthopedic surgery (spine): Multi-specialty ($729,917)
Orthopedic surgery (trauma): Single-specialty ($636,636)
Orthopedic surgery (sports medicine): Single-specialty ($599,788)

Geographic location

Orthopedic surgery (general)
Eastern: $441,304
Midwest: $556,342
Southern: $490,950
Western: $468,142

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