5 Statistics on Hip and Joint Surgeon Compensation

Practice Management

Hip and joint surgeons earned on average $59,834 in 2009, according to MGMA's Physician's Compensation and Production Survey: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data.

1. Hip and joint surgeons in single-specialty practices earned on average $568,389, which was more than surgeons at multispecialty practices who earned on average $564, 139.

2. Surgeons in the South earned the most on average at $596, 662 while surgeons in the western part of the country earned the least on average, at $514,247.

3. Surgeons practicing in single-specialty practices in the South were compensated at $606,963, higher than any other region of the country for single-specialty groups.

4. Surgeons who practiced in metropolitan areas with more than one million people were compensated the highest of any other demographic classification, receiving on average $596,662 annually. Surgeons practicing in metropolitan areas with a population of 250,000-one million received the least, earning on average $514,247 annually.

5. Surgeons who were in practice for eight to 17 years were in the highest compensated group based on years in the subspecialty, receiving $568,572 annually. This is $48,326 more than surgeons who had been practicing for three to seven years and $21,865 more than surgeons who had practiced for more than 18 years.

Learn more about MGMA.

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