Orthopedic surgeons' salary rises 55% over 6 years, pay satisfaction declines

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Over the past six years, orthopedic surgeons' average salary has risen 55.2 percent to $489,000; however, as salaries rise, compensation satisfaction declines, according to Comet.

Here's what you need to know:

 

1. In 2011, average orthopedic surgeon salary was estimated at $315,000. Since then surgeons' average salaries have increased as follows:

 

• 2012 – $405,000

• 2013 – $413,000

• 2014 – $421,000

• 2015 – $443,000

 

2. Although orthopedic surgeons have seen the second largest pay growth, behind plastic surgeons, they remain unsatisfied with their compensation.

 

3. Since 2011, pay satisfaction among orthopedic surgeons has dropped 4 percent. Only 48 percent of surgeons were satisfied with their salary in 2016.

 

4. The percentage of orthopedic surgeons satisfied with their salaries has fluctuated over the years.

 

• 2011 – 50 percent

• 2012 – 39 percent

• 2013 – 45 percent

• 2014 – 42 percent

• 2015 – 44 percent

 

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