4 orthopedist employment, salary statistics

More orthopedists are satisfied with their pay than in past years, according to Medscape's 2019 orthopedist compensation report, which provides details on salary, hours worked and job challenges.

Medscape surveyed about 20,000 physicians to compile its report

Four salary and employment statistics:

1. The average orthopedist salary is $482,000.
2. Self-employed orthopedists ($505,000) earn more than employed physicians ($459,000).
3. Fifty-two percent of orthopedists feel they're fairly compensated, an increase from last year's report, when 45 percent of orthopedists reported satisfaction with their pay.
4. Thirty-nine percent of orthopedists work in an office-based single-specialty group practice.

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