5 Statistics on Hand Surgeon Compensation

Here are five statistics on hand surgeon compensation according to MGMA's 2010 Physician Compensation and Production Survey, which is based on 2009 data.

1. Hand surgeons made an average of $544,106 in 2009.

2. Hand surgeons in single-specialty groups made an average of $511,263, which is $58,694 more than hand surgeons working in a multi-specialty group.

3. The highest compensating region of the country for hand surgeons was the South, where hand surgeons received $607,290 on average, which is $148,857 more than the lowest compensating region, the West.

4. Hand surgeons practicing in metropolitan areas of more than one million people earned the most, $560,187 annually.

5. Male hand surgeons earned an average of $490,972, compared with female hand surgeons who earned an average of $439,904.

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