States with the highest concentration of orthopedic surgeon jobs


South Dakota has the largest location quotient for orthopedic surgeons in the U.S., according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The agency released updated compensation data April 3 to reflect May 2023 information, the latest available. 

Here are the states with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients for orthopedic surgeons. 

Note: Pediatric orthopedic surgeons are not included on this list. 

South Dakota: 3.12 location quotient

New Hampshire: 3.08 3.12 location quotient

Georgia: 2.35 3.12 location quotient

Wyoming: 2.04 3.12 location quotient

Maine: 1.74 3.12 location quotient

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