5 things to know about orthopedic surgeon pay heading into 2019


Here are five things to know about orthopedic surgeon pay heading into 2019.

1. In 2018, orthopedic surgeons made a base salary of $553,537, a 0.2 percent increase from 2017.

2. The average U.S. orthopedic specialist salary is $497,000. Click here to find out how this compares to orthopedic surgeon compensation in the U.K., Canada and Australia.

3. Nonprofit hospital executive pay increased 93 percent in a decade. Orthopedic surgeon pay did not.

4. Of 10 physician specialties, general orthopedic surgeons have the highest base salary.

5. Compensation for orthopedic surgeons increased 0.9 percent while compensation per work relative value unit decreased 0.3 percent in 2017.

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