Neurosurgery residents make $61k & 5 more findings from Medscape

Practice Management

Medscape released its 2018 resident salary and debt report of more than 1,900 residents across 29 specialties.

Here are six things to know:

1. The average U.S. resident salary is $59,300, a nearly 7 percent increase over the last three years.

2. Orthopedic surgery residents have an average salary of $59,900.

3. Orthopedic residents have an average salary of $60,100.

4. Neurological surgery residents make an average salary of $61,800.

5. Less than half – 45 percent – of surveyed residents feel fairly compensated. Eighty-two percent of dissatisfied residents reported their compensation does not reflect the number of hours they work.

7. Almost a quarter of surveyed residents – 23 percent – reported having no medical school debt. The same percentage have debt exceeding $300,000.

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