How orthopedic surgeon pay compares to inflation


Average compensation for orthopedic surgeons saw a 2.6% decrease between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 0.7% from last year.

Here is how the average pay for orthopedic physicians, as reported by Medscape, compares to the average U.S. inflation rate.


Average salary: $573,000

Inflation rate (as of March): 4.1 percent


Average salary: $558,000

Inflation rate (as of April): 3.4 percent

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