15 Statistics Comparing Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation to Other Specialties

Laura Dyrda -  
Here are 15 statistics about how orthopedic surgeon compensation compares to other specialties, based on data from the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2012.Average compensation
Orthopedic surgeons: $315,000 (a decline from 2010)
Anesthesiologist: $309,000 (down from 2010)
Cardiologist: $314,000 (slightly down from 2010)

Gap between male and female compensation

Orthopedic surgeons: $86,000 (men make 36 percent more)
Anesthesiologist: $64,000 (men make 25 percent more)
Cardiologist: $79,000 (men make 32 percent more)

Highest compensating region

Orthopedic surgeons: West ($350,000)
Anesthesiologist: South central ($331,000)
Cardiologist: North central ($379,000)

Hospital employment

Orthopedic surgeons: $251,000
Anesthesiologist: $325,000
Cardiologist: $254,000

Single specialty group practice

Orthopedic surgeon: $391,000
Anesthesiologist: $346,000
Cardiologist: $388,000

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